19 terms

Health Vocab Quiz

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Stress
response of your body and mind to being challenged or threatened
Eustress
stress that produces positive effects
Distress
stress that produces negative effects
Catastrophe
an unexpected event that threatens lives and may destroy property
Fight-flight response
initial reaction of the body to a stressor during alarm stage
Alarm stage
your body releases adrenaline and you are alerted of the challenge or threat
Resistance stage
the inability to successfully respond to a stressor during alarm stage
Exhaustion stage
when your body can no longer keep up with the demands
Optimism
tendency to focus on positive aspects of a situation
Pessimism
tendency to focus on negative aspects of a situation and to expect the worst
Perfectionist
a person who accepts nothing less than excellence
Resilience
ability to recover from extreme/prolonged stress
Mental rehearsal
technique used to practice an event without actually doing it
Biofeedback
technique for learning to control one or more body functions by monitoring body's responses
Stressor
an event that causes stress
Everyday stress
everyday occurrences that cause stress
Catastrophic
stress caused by a catastrophe
Major life changes
a major event that impacts your life
Environmental stress
stressful events that you have no control over