Slide #1.

Nourishing Your Mind and Body: Manage Stress for Better Health Jane Strommen, Ph.D. Gerontology Specialist
More slides like this


Slide #2.

Outline Factors Effects Assessing risk factors Coping techniques Making a plan
More slides like this


Slide #3.

What is stress? Physical, mental or emotional strain or tension
More slides like this


Slide #4.

Stress, a Big Problem? Most physician visits are stress-related Linked to six leading causes of death in U.S. Nine to 10 adults have had serious stress in their life
More slides like this


Slide #5.

Types of Stress Changes e n i t Rou Trau per matic e son al c vents/ risis
More slides like this


Slide #6.

Is all stress bad for you? NO!
More slides like this


Slide #7.

Joan is preparing for her daughter’s wedding. Because she is very excited and nervous, she did not sleep well last night. She was too busy thinking about all of the details and things she needed to do and remember. What type of stress is this? 1. Acute, good stress 2. Chronic, bad stress
More slides like this


Slide #8.

Perception of Stressors Stress is different for all of us. “People are disturbed not by a thing, but by their perception of a thing.” Epictetus
More slides like this


Slide #9.

Body’s Reaction  Increased heart rate and muscle tension, and a higher blood pressure  Confusion, anger, fear and sweating We are not faced with the same types of dangers of long ago, but our bodies react in similar ways.
More slides like this


Slide #10.

Can you tell when you are experiencing stress? ?
More slides like this


Slide #11.

Common Stress Symptoms Difficulty sleeping Loss of appetite Low energy Frequent colds and infections Muscle tension and aches Increased substance use Crying spells Poor concentration Constant worry Feeling blue Tension and irritability Difficulty making decisions
More slides like this


Slide #12.

Sources of Stress, Midlife Job Stress Financial Strain Caregiving Worry Divorce Sandwich Generatio Retirement Other?
More slides like this


Slide #13.

Sources of Stress, Later Life Widowhood Changes in Health Financia Uncertain Financial Strain Caregiving Lonelines Retirement Raising Grandkid Grief
More slides like this


Slide #14.

Can you identify things that cause you stress? Make a list! Review! Check! Add! Number!
More slides like this


Slide #15.

True or False Only major stressors cause damage to your health. False!
More slides like this


Slide #16.

How does stress affect health? Sleep problems Anxiety Heart disease Digestive problems Depression And many more
More slides like this


Slide #17.

What are your barriers to coping with stress? Settin g u n realis tic goa ls? ge n a h c o t Trying ? t o n n a c u wh a t y o
More slides like this


Slide #18.

How can I cope with stress? Lifestyle Behaviors: • Nutrition • Exercise • Sleep
More slides like this


Slide #19.

Coping With Stress Laugh! Focus on re la tio nshi ps. o t w o h n r Lea rela x.
More slides like this


Slide #20.

Personal Action Plan Write the two major stressors in the top blanks. Determine a realistic goal for each stressor and write it down. Identify activities or strategies for each goal. Determine how much time you will need to reach each goal. Think about who might help you fulfill each goal. Decide how will you celebrate.
More slides like this


Slide #21.

Keys to Managing Stress! ! m a r g o r p a e k a M Develop a plan! ! e f i l n i s e g n a h c l l a m Make s
More slides like this


Slide #22.

Remember No magic solution is available to relieve stress.
More slides like this


Slide #23.

When to Seek Help  Chronic thoughts of doom and gloom  Feelings of helplessness or hopelessness  Changes in sleep and eating patterns  Impaired concentration, memory and daily functioning  Worsening relationship conflicts  Increased use of alcohol or drugs  Symptoms have been continuing for six months without significant improvement
More slides like this


Slide #24.

Seek professional help from physician, counselor, social worker or psychologist for intense stress
More slides like this


Slide #25.

To-do List Identify sources of stress Take action to prevent stress and manage it effectively
More slides like this


Slide #26.

Want more information? National Institute of Mental Health www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/stress/index.shtml American Institute for Stress www.stress.org/ Medline Plus – U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/stress.html
More slides like this