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Stress Mastery: The Art of Coping Gracefully by Ph.D. LAUREL BRUCATO, Ph.D. DOMINIC BRUCATO, Ph.D. JUAN R. ABASCAL

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What You Will Learn in this Chapter

  • To explain the role of regular exercise for increasing stress resistance.

  • To list the benefits of exercise in general.

  • To discriminate between the various types of exercise with respect to how each type affects stress resistance and setpoint.

  • To identify how much exercise you need.

  • To explain how to begin a regular exercise program.

  • To compute a healthy level of exercise based on your heart rate.

  • To maintain motivation to exercise.

  • To practice stimulus control methods for improving sleep and combating insomnia.

By far, one of the simplest and most effective methods of stress management is to engage in regular exercise. Your body immediately reacts to stress by gearing up to respond physically to a stressor. Given ...

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