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Stress & Your Health

STRESS & Your Health stress A condition or feeling experienced when a person perceives that demands exceed the personal and social resources the individual is able to mobilize. -Richard Lazarus "Stress is not necessarily something bad - it all depends on how you take it. The stress of exhilarating, creative successful work is beneficial, while that of failure, humiliation or infection is detrimental." -Hans Selye, pioneer in stress research Emotional Nutritional Psycho- Spiritual Chemical Mental Physical Traumatic Drugs Anger Anxiety Allergies Exhertion Childhood Long Work Hours Financial or Career Traumatic Grief Pollutants Vitamin & Mineral Fear Health Guilt Lack of Sleep Pressure Deficiencies Injuries Media Overload Lonliness Travel Relationships Spiritual Alignment Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Worry Surgery Terrorism 54% said stress 48% said stress has a negative impact on their personal and professional life 26% reported being alienated from a friend or family caused them to fight with people close to them member because of stress Moodiness Memory Problems Irritability Poor Judgement Agitation Racing Thoughts Sense of Isolation Constant Worrying Depression Heart Problems High Blood Pressure Diabetes Skin Problems Infertility Pain Annual costs to employers in stress-related health care and missed work: $300 Billion It is now believed that of disease is 80 to 90 percent stress-related STRESS at WORK The Most Stressful U.S. Jobs Police 10 Officer Taxi Driver 8. Newspaper Reporter Photo- journalist Senior Executive Commercial 4 Airline Pilot 2 Military General Enlisted Military Firefighter P.R. 5 Executive 35% cited jobs interfering with their family or personal time as a significant source of stress. 30% say 31% of employed adults say they have difficulty managing work and family responsibilities. they are are "always" or "often" under stress at work. STRESS Around the WORLD The Most Stressful Countries Worldwide Percentage of women who say they are stressed or pressured for time 1 South Africa Russia 2 United States 3 Australia 4 Southern Cyprus India Mexico 5 Canada 6 Italy 7 Spain 8 8 New Zealand 9 France And yet, a study cited by the China Daily Mail in 2012 says that China is the most stressed country. 10 Germany The Most (and Least) Stressful U.S. Cities MOST STRESSFUL 1 Hartford CT 2 Newark NJ LEAST STRESSFUL 3 Brownsville TX 1 Naperville IL 4 Miami FL 2 Livonia MI 5 Buffalo NY 3 Overland Park KS 6 E. Los Angeles CA 7 Cleveland oH 4 Gilbert AZ 5 Thousand Oaks CA 8 San Bernadino CA 6 Arvada co 9 St. Louis MO 7 Sterling Heights MI 10 Paterson MI 8 Huntington Beach CA 9 Plano TX 10 Scottsdale AZ STRESS BUSTERS 10 TIPS to RELAX Better Living through CHEMISTRY Go out of body: Meditation, yoga, and tai chi can bring balance to your life. SELECTIVE SEROTONIN REUPTAKE INHIBITORS 2 Activate: Physically active people feel less anxious and depressed. Celexa 1 Brand name citalopram 1 generic Join the Tea-Party: Cutting back on caffeine can also help since constantly stimulating yourself can drain your system. If you're a coffee drinker, opt for green or black tea; these are healthier choices overall. Luvox fluvoxamine Paxil paroxetine Improve time management skills: What causes stress is multitasking while doing things that give us pleasure. Prozac fluoxetine Just say no: Get some R&R time. TRICYCLIC ANTIDEPRESSANTS Know thyself: Finding quiet time isn't a luxury; it's essential for protecting your health. Elavil amitriptyline Herbal strength: A class of herbs called adaptogens keeps everyday pressure from wreaking havoc on your immune system. Dubbed the "king adaptogen," eleuthero (also known as Siberian ginseng) has been shown to normalize blood pressure and blood-sugar levels and stop stress from draining your adrenal gland's supply of vitamin C. Vanatrip amitriptyline SEROTONIN-NOREPINEPHRINE REUPTAKE INHIBITOR Effexor XR venlafaxine Combat computer overstimulation: A little 8. nature therapy can also ease the stress of too much computer time. A stroll through a park These drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of Anxiety and Stress. This service should be used counteracts overstimulation and can also boost your mood and energy. Listen to the music: A number of studies show 6. that listening to music, especially classical, as a supplement to, and NOT a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners. Check with your doctor before using. may help you unwind. 10 Creating artwork and crafts can help relax your senses. http://www.mindtools.com/stress/UnderstandStress/StressDefinition.htm http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/stress http://psychcentral.com/lib/2007/the-physical-effects-of-long-term-stress/all/1/ http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/stress http://www.helpguide.org/mental/stress_signs.htm http://www.care2.com/greenliving/7-kinds-of-stress.html http://www.wholeliving.com/135884/10-best-stress-busters/@center/144798/whole-body-action-plan#38802 http://www.drugs.com/condition/anxiety-stress.html http://www.statisticbrain.com/stress-statistics/ http://www.careercast.com/jobs-rated/10-most-stressful-jobs-2013 http://www.aneki.com/most_stressful_cities_america.html http://www.aneki.com/least_stressful_cities_america.html http://www.expatmoneychannel.com/content/worlds-most-stressful-locations http://chinadailymail.com/2012/10/29/survey-reports-china-most-stressful-country-in-the-world/ http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505125_162-44441792/the-worlds-most-stressed-women/ SOURCES BESTPSYCHOLOGYDEGREES.ORG CAUSES EFFECTS

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