1. Thanks professor Tuckerman for the introduction.
1. Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen.
1. What increases heart rate, causes sleep disturbance, makes people cry, act violent, makes some people sleep more and causes untold aches and pains? "It's Wednesday! Six hours of homework to do, babysit the little sister, feed the dog, cut the grass, oh and lets not forget your boyfriend is being a jerk, your teacher gave you a detention! That, my friends, is stress!" 2.
4. As a full time worker and a college student I personally experience stress every day of my life. It has actually gotten to the point that I am becoming forgetful, tired, and sometimes just unaware of my surroundings. I do not study for tests anymore and I write my papers the day of my speech.
1. Transition Sentence: Today I will inform you about what stress is, what it does to your body, and how to diminish the negative aspects of stress. II. Body
First, I will discuss what stress is and how it is caused.
A. What is stress
1. If you were to ask a dozen people to define stress, or explain what causes stress for them, or how stress affects them, you would likely get twelve different answers to each of these requests. 2. Stress is the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed on them. According to the International Stress Management Association, “stress is perceived in the mind, suffered in the human spirit, experienced via the emotions, expressed in behavior, and held in the body”. 3. Intrapersonal sources of stress were determined to be the most common sources of stress. 4. The top ten stressors in people’s lives include:
a. Not having enough time.
b. Unhealthy lifestyle.
c. Taking on too much.
d. Conflicts in the workplace or at home....