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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the end of the lesson, the students should be able to:


1. discuss stress and its symptoms
2.identify the benefits of physical activity in coping with
stress
3. make an information sheet material in managing stress
Managing Stress through
Physical Activity
Lesson 5
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• body’s way of reacting to
an external stimulus such
as a discomfort. It
STRES activates the sympathetic
nervous system
S • wherein cortisol and
adrenaline is released into
the bloodstream
• Increase blood sugar
CORTISOL • Suppress immune system
• Decreases bone formation

• stimulate your heart to pump


ADRENALI faster
N • making your blood pressure
rise.
KINDS OF STRESS
EUSTRESS DISTRESS
• Positive stress reaction • negative stress reaction
• triggers mental, emotional
and physical problems
and, even worse, certain
symptoms or diseases
EMOTIONAL
Nervousness,
gets easily
upset, moody

MENTAL
Overwhelming Lack of focus
feeling and Disturb mind
sometimes setting

PHYSICAL
uncontrollable Weak and lesser
experience in strength, easily
relaxing the gets cold and
mind infection
Low-self Headache
esteem, Upset stomach,
loneliness and including
the feeling of diarrhea and
being worthless constipation
Loss of appetite
Aches, pains,
tense muscles
Sleeplessness
Physical Activities Mechanism in Coping
with Stress
•Mind Booster - engaging in physical activity can
improve moods and make us feel better
•Endorphin Release - participating in physical
activity can result in an increase in endorphin
levels.
•Mind Stimulator - can be a form of meditation
•Reduction of Fight or Flight Response - physical
activity or movement metabolizes the hormones