Connotation Of Stress

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In general, the term “stress” has a negative connotation. The word itself can produce feelings of anxiety and perhaps fear. However, stress is nothing more than our body’s reaction to a particular stimulus. Stimuli that generate a physiological stress response can range from minor everyday life events or hassles to larger, cataclysmal events. How individuals respond to the stimuli is referred to as coping, and the two go hand in hand. While some stress can be beneficial in developing good, long-term coping skills, larger and more violent stimuli can hinder an individual’s ability to cope appropriately and prolonged stress on the body can cause severe health issues (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015). In this assignment, we monitored
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