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What are some examples of good stress?

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Sometimes you can feel stressed for a short period of time. Usually it’s nothing to worry about. Like when you need to hand in a project, or you have to talk in front of a group of people. Maybe you feel “butterflies” in your stomach and the palms of your hands get sweaty.

These types of positive stressors are short-lived, and your body’s way of helping you get through what could be a tough situation.

From: What Is Stress? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

The American Institute of Health: “What Is Stress?”

KidsHealth.org: “The Story on Stress” and “TeensHealth: Stress.”

Stress Management Society: “What is Stress?”

National Institute on Mental Health: “Fact Sheet on Stress.”

Mayo Clinic: “Stress Management.”

Harvard Medical School: “Understanding the stress response.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on November 26, 2018

SOURCES:

The American Institute of Health: “What Is Stress?”

KidsHealth.org: “The Story on Stress” and “TeensHealth: Stress.”

Stress Management Society: “What is Stress?”

National Institute on Mental Health: “Fact Sheet on Stress.”

Mayo Clinic: “Stress Management.”

Harvard Medical School: “Understanding the stress response.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on November 26, 2018

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