Chapter 12 covered many things about stress like the causes and how it relates to our health. I thought it was very interesting how they tied physiology and neurology together with psychology when it came to stress. The author explained the affects of stress on the body. I understood how the body responds to stress by the alarm reaction, resistance and then exhaustion. One of the most interesting things in the chapter was how stress can significantly effect your immune system. For example, you are a lot more likely to get a cold when you're stressed out. Also, if you're more stressed out you're at a higher risk of Coronary Heart Disease. The chapter addressed how to promote good health to reduce stress. It stressed the importance of keeping a healthy weight to reduce stress. It also provided other tips like to quit smoking, curb alcohol consumption and exercising. The article I found backs up these tips and provides more information on living a healthy lifestyle and reducing stress.
Ch 12 Stress, Coping and Health
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