Annotated Bibliography On Stress

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Cindy Liu Mrs. Puma English III Honors 17 January 2018 Annotated Bibliography: Stress or Anxiety Reduction/Management Block, Sandra. "De-Stress Your Life." Kiplinger 's Personal Finance, vol. 71, no. 2, Feb. 2017, p. 64. EBSCOhost, Accessed 10 January 2018 This source covers many solutions to help relieve stress. For example, something as simple as breathing correctly can help alleviate some stress. Many people breathe with only a small portion of their lungs, resulting in short, small breaths. By breathing through the abdomens, the stress on one’s shoulders and back will be reduced. Exposing oneself to nature can also alleviate stress. A study was conducted at Stanford University with two different groups. One group was placed in a forestry area and the other on a busy street. Brain scans were later taken of the participants, revealing that the nature group displayed less negative thoughts while those on the busy street exhibited more negative thoughts, proving that nature helps lessen the effects of stress as depression and anxiety are primary effects of stress. Additionally, massages may soften the impact of stress on the body. During stress, cortisol levels can rise abnormally high resulting in high blood pressure, heart disease, type II diabetes, depression, or anxiety. Massage is known to lessen the presence of this hormone, which will protect one from the harmful effects of it. Sandra Block joined Kiplinger in 2012 and has been with them ever

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