risk and protective factors relating to stress
Learning to alternately tense and relax muscles, lie or sit quietly, or meditate by clearing the mind
Lowers stress hormones, enhances immune function
Massage therapy,Exercise,Meditation,Deep Breathing
Friends can help (protective factor)
Social support = People who have network of close connections live longer than those who do not.
After heart attack, those with no close contacts were twice as likely to die.
Relationships can also cause stress.
Giving support to others can be a valuable source of comfort.