Physical and Mental Stress

Stress-A normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened or upset your balance in some way.

Causes of Physical Stress

Physical- Musculoskeletal System: When body starts to become stress muscles tense up all at once and release tension when stress has passed.

Respiratory System: Stress makes breathing harder and is not a major problem unless you have asthma or lung disease. Which could lead to a way more serious problem.

Nervous System: When threatened nervous system releases a flood of stress hormones including adrenaline and cortisol. The hormones in your body leads to an emergency action.

Other Reaction: Heart Pounds Faster, Blood Pressure Rises, Senses become Sharper. These physical changes increase your strength and stamina.

Causes of Mental Stress

Mental- Chronic Stress- A response to emotional pressure over a long period of time in which she has no control. This could lead to anxiety disorders, depression, or bipolar disorders.

Emotional Changes: Experience different feelings such as anxiety, fear, anger, frustration, or depression. With multiple emotions can lead to physical symptoms, giddiness, heart palpitations, headaches, or even stomach disorders.

Behavioral Changes: Stress can change how you behave. Symptoms could be to become withdrawn or indecisive. Yo may not be able to sleep the same or you could become irritable and tearful. Verbal and physical aggression could be an effect also.

Top Five Stressful Situations

Death of a loved one-This causes significant stress and truly for most people can never fully recover from this type of stress, but can manage to go on with their lives for the other people in that family or group.

Divorce-Causes a lot of emotional stress not only on the spouses, but the children involved. children tend to feel a bit of turmoil (Disturbance or Confusion).

Moving- Even if moving to a better place the disruption of your daily routine is affected and causes stress due to adjusting to the new place and packaging all of your belongings.

Other stressful situations: Major Illness, Job Loss, Management (Home and Job Balance)

Techniques to reduce Stress

1. Progressive Relaxation

2. Light Yoga

3. Meditate

4. Breathe Deep

5.Spark Some Scents

6. Listen to music

7. Laugh it off

8. Drink Tea

9. Exercise

10. Try guided visualization

11. Religious Community

12. Chew Gum

13. Massage

14. Self- Hypnosis


16.Female and Male connections

17.Hug it Out

18. Pets

19. Art Projects

20. Walk or write a journal

Stress Infographic

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