Health Program: Are You Stressed?
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Happy Sabbath, everyone. How was your week? Was it stressful?
Everyone feels stressed from time to time. But what is stress? How does stress affect your health? And what can you do about it?
Stress is how the brain and body respond to any demand. Every type of demand or stressor—such as exercise, work, school, major life changes, or traumatic events—can be stressful.
There are different types of stress—all of which carry physical and mental health risks. A stressor may be a one time or short term or long term occurrence,
Examples of stress include:
◉Routine stress related to the pressures of work, school, family, and other daily responsibilities
◉ Stress brought about by a sudden negative change, such as losing a job, divorce, or illness
◉ Traumatic stress experienced in an event like a major accident, war, assault, or a natural disaster where people may be in danger of being seriously hurt or killed.
Stress is de]\]fined In a medical or biological context; stress is a physical, mental, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension. Stresses can be external (from the environment, psychological, or social situations) or internal (illness, or from a medical procedure).
Stay tuned throughout today’s program as we talk about stress restoration and its impact on our health and well-being.
Scripture Reading and Prayer
1 Peter 5:7
181 Does Jesus Care
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Brothers and sisters God has asked us to cast all our cares on Him because he cares for us. We are admonished to be anxious about nothing but to use prayer as our weapon to go boldly before the throne of grace.
Each person should:
◉ Recognize the Signs of your body’s response to stress, such as difficulty sleeping, increased alcohol and other substance use, being easily angered, feeling depressed, and having low energy.
◉ Talk to Your Doctor or Health Care Provider. Get proper health care for existing or new health problems.
◉ Get Regular Exercise. Just 30 minutes per day of walking can help boost your mood and reduce stress.
◉ Try a Relaxing Activity. Explore stress coping programs, which may incorporate prayer or other gentle exercises. For some stress-related conditions, these approaches are used in addition to other forms of treatment—regular schedule times for these and other healthy and relaxing activities.
If you’re overwhelmed by stress, go to God in prayer but also ask for help from a health professional. You should seek help right away if you have suicidal thoughts, are overwhelmed, feel you cannot cope or are using drugs or alcohol to cope. Your doctor may be able to provide a recommendation. You can find resources to help you find a mental health provider. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Anyone experiencing severe or long-term; unrelenting stress can become overwhelmed. If you or a loved one is having thoughts of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.