Health Terms

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StressThe nonspecific response of the body to any demand made upon it.
EustressA healthful, stimulating kind and level of stress.
DistressNegative stress that can deplete or destroy life energy.
General Adaptation SyndromeAn anxiety disorder characterized by chronic distress.
HomeostasisThe body's natural state of balance or stability.
Adaptive ResponseThe body's attempt to reestablish homeostasis.
BurnoutA state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion brought about from repeated emotional pressure.
BiofeedbackA technique consisting of measuring a person's quantifiable bodily functions such as blood pressure, heart rate, skin temperature, sweat gland activity, and muscle tension then conveying the information to the person in real-time.
MeditationA group of approaches that use quiet sitting, breathing techniques, and/or chanting to relax.
MindfulnessA method of stress reduction that involves experiencing the physical and mental sensations of the present moment.