The concept that I will remember five years from now is the chapter on stress. After reading this chapter I felt that I had a lot of insight into the topic of stress and learned a lot of things that I didn't know previously.
One of the things that I found interesting in this chapter was the Social Readjustment Rating Scale which ranks life events on terms of their stressfulness. Some of the items beings death of a spouse number one and divorce number two. Another aspect that I found interesting was the information on the immune system and how that can affect the possibility of getting a cold. I am very susceptible to getting sick, so now I may have an another explanation to why I am sick--which also may be due to the lack of sleep and eating non-nutritious foods that goes along with stress. Which leads into the next interesting aspect of stress that I learned was the importance of exercise and how it can be used to reduce stress, even if it is only exercising 30 minutes a day!
I feel that this chapter gave me a lot of information on stress and some coping methods that I may be able to apply to my daily life in the future! Also, it made me aware of health risks that I may be posing to my body by certain actions that have been encoded into my memory. This section was so memorable to me because I can relate it so closely back to my own life!