Stress and Health
Rice offers the most comprehensive, research-based introduction to stress management and personal health programming available, addressing the theoretical aspects of stress and stress management. With clear, non-technical language packed with lively examples, he helps readers to identify personally with content and process. He includes the information, techniques, and skills needed to deal effectively with both physical and psychological stress and for readers to become informed consumers of personal health planning information. The book offers up-to-date coverage of theories and research in stress management; definitions and examples of physical and psychological stress; personal, family, social, and work-related stress management methods; and stress reduction techniques, including relaxation, autogenics; anxiety management, meditation, biofeedback, time management, nutrition, and exercise.
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VARIETIES OF BIOLOGICAL STRESS THEORIES
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