Glencoe Health Textbook- Chapter 9- Managing Stress in Your Life Vocabulary

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stress
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the body’s and mind’s reaction to everyday demands or threats
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distress
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negative stress
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eustress
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positive stress
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stressor
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any stimulus that produces a stress response
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alarm
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the first stage in the stress response, when the body and mind go on high alert.
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adrenaline
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the “emergency hormone” secreted by the adrenal glands to prepare the body to respond to a stressor
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resistance
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the second stage in the stress response, when the body tries to repair its damage from the stressful event and return to its normal stage
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fatigue
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the third stage of the stress response, resulting in a tired feeling that lowers one’s level of activity
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stress tolerance
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the amount of stress that you can handle before you reach a state of too much stress
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type A personality
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competitive, high-achieving personality type most likely develop heart disease
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type B personality
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a “laid back,” non-competitive personality type less likely to suffer from heart disease
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hardy personality
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a personality type that seems to stay healthy despite major or even traumatic stressors
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psychosomatic response
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a physical disorder that results from stress than from an injury or illness
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rechanneling
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transferring or redirecting your energies
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relaxation response
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a state of deep rest that can be reached if one or more relaxation techniques are practiced regularly
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support group
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an informal or formal gathering of people who meet and share experiences, feelings, and trust
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time management skills
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specific strategies for planning and using time in effective, healthful ways
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priorities
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those goals, tasks, or activities or activities that you judge as more important to do than others

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