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All About Stress

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1. True or False? Stress is usually thought of as a negative experience, but it can be a positive o​ne.
 
 

You're right! Stress in small doses can be helpful for us in terms of increased energy and sharper thinking. Think about a work project, planning a party, expecting a baby.

The correct answer is TRUE. Stress in small doses can be helpful for us in terms of increased energy and sharper thinking. Think about a work project, planning a party, expecting a baby.

2. True or False? It is possible to eliminate stress.
 
 

You're right! Eliminating stress from life is not only impossible, it is not realistic. We must learn tools for stress management because it is important for physical and mental well-being.

The correct answer is FALSE. Eliminating stress from life is not only impossible, it is not realistic. We must learn tools for stress management because it is important for physical and mental well-being.

3. ____________ is constant and persists over time.
 
 
 
 

That's correct! Chronic stress is constant and persists over an extended period of time. Chronic stress can cause physical and psychological issues that overwhelm the body.

The correct answer is C. Chronic stress is constant and persists over an extended period of time. Chronic stress can cause physical and psychological issues that overwhelm the body.

4. Physical symptoms of stress may include:
 
 
 
 

You're right! Stress can affect the body in many ways. In addition to those symptoms listed above, stress can also impact emotional and behavioural responses like nervousness, irritability, anxiety, changes in eating habits, loss of enthusiasm, and depression.

The correct answer is D. Stress can affect the body in many ways. In addition to those symptoms listed above, stress can also impact emotional and behavioural responses like nervousness, irritability, anxiety, changes in eating habits, loss of enthusiasm, and depression.

5. True or false? Stress is an unnatural reaction.
 
 

That's right! Stress is a natural, normal part of life. Stress levels and symptoms vary from person to person.

The correct answer is FALSE. Stress is a natural, normal part of life. Stress levels and symptoms vary from person to person.

6. True or false? The hormone known as cortisol helps the body manage stress.
 
 

Correct! Cortisol helps the body manage responses to stress and converts sugar and fat to energy

The correct answer is TRUE. Cortisol helps the body manage responses to stress and converts sugar and fat to energy.

7. Chronically stressed people are: (choose 1)
 
 

You're right! People under chronic stress are more likely to engage in unhealthy behaviours such as overeating, smoking, and excessive use and abuse of alcohol and drugs.

The correct answer is A. People under chronic stress are more likely to engage in unhealthy behaviours such as overeating, smoking, and excessive use and abuse of alcohol and drugs.

8. What are endorphins?
 
 
 
 

That's correct! Endorphins are the messengers that transfer information between nerve cells (neurotransmitters) and can help the body control the perception of pain (painkillers). The body’s natural pain-control response helps us deal with stress.

The correct answer is C. Endorphins are the messengers that transfer information between nerve cells (neurotransmitters) and can help the body control the perception of pain (painkillers). The body’s natural pain-control response helps us deal with stress.

9. What is the best way for a stressed person to stimulate endorphin release?
 
 
 
 

Correct! Regular activity and exercise can trigger endorphin release. Physical activity helps the brain cope with and respond to stress. An activity as simple as a daily walk can be a powerful weapon against stress.

The correct answer is D. Regular activity and exercise can trigger endorphin release. Physical activity helps the brain cope with and respond to stress. An activity as simple as a daily walk can be a powerful weapon against stress.

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