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If you have any number under five, you may have mild stress in your life and are probably at low risk for health problems. If you have any number under 10, you may have moderate stress in your life and are possibly more likely to have some kind of health problem in the next year. If you have a number over 10, you are may be extremely stressed and may have a health challenge looming in the near future unless you make changes. Use this information to answer the following questions, with a minimum of 100 words per answer.
Taking into consideration that 40% of all deaths in America are related to stress, what changes to your life will you make based on this worksheet? Explain.
In what situation could eustress also be considered distress? Explain.
The sympathetic nervous system is responsible for the fight-or-flight response. What are the physiological changes that happen to the body during this response?
What are some ways to deal with stress? How will you deal with stress? Explain.
Chronic stress is linked to about 70% of disease. In the textbook, under “Physical Effects of Stress,” it list various ailments associated with chronic stress. How have these affected you or someone you know? Explain.