2) Discuss some tips for stress relief and explain the benefits and implications of each tip.
benefits and implications of each tip.
Answer: Answers may vary but should contain the ideas listed below to earn full credit.
1. Stop Smoking:
Smoking is an unhealthy way to “reduce” stress, placing oneself at risk for health and other stress-related problems (i.e., CHD, lung disease, strokes, cancer) over time.
It is extremely difficult to quit smoking (80% of smokers want to stop, but only % of the 40% who try to stop actually succeed.)
2. Curb Alcohol Consumption:
Heavy drinking is associated with health issues (i.e., cancer, liver problems, pregnancy complications, brain shrinkage, neurological problems, and cardiovascular disease).
Alcohol studies are controversial because of their conflicting results.
3. Lose Weight:
The obese tend to be less wealthy, limited in school progress, and less likely to marry, in addition to being at greater risk of heart disease, strokes, high blood pressure, arthritis, cancer, respiratory problems, and diabetes.
Diet, genes, and everyday habits impact one's ability to lose weight.
Jogging, lifting weights, and yoga can relieve depression. Other exercises can reduce anxiety and improve fitness/activeness. These exercises lead to numerous health benefits, such as lower blood pressure and CHD risk, enhance lung functions, reduce arthritis, lower diabetes risk, and reduce breast/colon cancer.
Exercise must be consistent. Research shows jogging, lifting weights, and yoga must be done for eight weeks in order to relieve depression.
--People see health issues as a distance threat, but stress as an imminent threat; therefore, they do not comply with these health tips.
--People are aware of the risks, but ignore them.
--People rely on the availability heuristic.
--People feel powerless to change.
Question ID: Lil 2ce 12.5-3
Page Ref: 490-494
Topic: Toward a Healthy Lifestyle