by mary waln

what is stress ?

  • stress is a feeling that is created when we react to certain events.

  • there are both good and bad types of stress: eustress (short term) and distress (long term)
  • when we get stressed we either fight or run. two hormones are released when we get stressed. those hormones are: adrenalin and cortisol. these hormones speed up our heart rate, breathing rate, blood pressure, energy, and sweat production.
  • healthy stress relievers are: exercise, sleep, time management, and having fun.
  • unhealthy consequences that people do when they're stressed is: violence, drugs, and alcohol.
  • when you need help when you are stress you can go talk to someone you trust such as your parents, or teacher, pastor, or any other adult.