In today’s society, stress is a significant cause of both physical and mental health issues.  Using the information from the text, as well as current articles from the Ashford University Library, define and describe the three stages of stress (Alarm, Resistance, and Exhaustion), and analyze the health impacts of each stage.  What physical changes do individuals encounter at each stage?  What physiological and mental health risks are associated with each stage?  Be sure to address the following:

  • The physical toll of stress
  • The immune system and stress
  • Cardiovascular disease and stress

Additionally, discuss ways that we can manage and overcome stressful situations using the following stress management approaches:

  • Physical stress management
  • Social stress management
  • Environmental stress management
  • Psychological stress management
  • Cognitive stress management

Finally, discuss the “The Fast-Growing Slow Movement” from your reading. How do such trends encourage us to lead happier, healthier lives?

Your assignment must be three to four pages in length, and must include a minimum of three scholarly sources.  At least one of these sources must come from the Ashford University Library.  Please indicate which database the sources were retrieved from by including “Retrieved from the ________ database.” at the end of the reference.  

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