9780309091213-0309091217-The End of Stress As We Know It

The End of Stress As We Know It

ISBN-13: 9780309091213
ISBN-10: 0309091217
Edition: 1st
Author: Bruce McEwen
Publication date: 2002
Publisher: Joseph Henry Press/The Dana Press
Format: Paperback 262 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780309091213
ISBN-10: 0309091217
Edition: 1st
Author: Bruce McEwen
Publication date: 2002
Publisher: Joseph Henry Press/The Dana Press
Format: Paperback 262 pages

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Acknowledged author Bruce McEwen wrote The End of Stress As We Know It comprising 262 pages back in 2002. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0309091217 and 9780309091213. Since then The End of Stress As We Know It textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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There's a whole new way to think about stress. Sure, some stress is inevitable, but being "stressed out" isn't. In fact, we can learn to rechannel the powerful stress activators in our lives to make us even more effective. Hamlet spoke of "suffering the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune." These days we simply use the word "stress" to describe that feeling. And if you ask 10 random people if they feel stressed, chances are that at least 9 will reply with a resounding, "Yes!" Indeed, the very way we use the word implies that we are its victims-as in, "I'm under so much stress" or "I'm completely stressed out." There's now a better way to look at this picture, a way to move from victim to victor. The first step is to look to the science behind it all because in the science lies a whole new message about stress. Science allows us to understand what the stress response is and why our bodies react the way they do. Like all living creatures, we're mapped to respond instinctually in certain ways, and generally for good reasons. We know, for example, that in times of emergency, we effortlessly shift into a different biological mode. Based on our perception of the crisis, our brains initiate the "stress response" or the "flight-or-fight reaction." Our attention becomes keenly focused. Our heart and lungs accelerate to ready us for action. Our glands mobilize extra energy resources and summon the immune system to battle stations. This whole process is Nature's way of empowering us to respond swiftly, sometimes dramatically, to sudden events, while remaining mentally alert and physically prepared to meet a challenge. But what if the crisis situation does not present us with a foe to be fought? Or if fleeing is not the answer? Too often in modern times, the situations that bring on the stress response require neither the fight nor flight response for which our bodies are genetically programmed. The stress response is nevertheless likely to

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