Please watch the following video before answering the questions: Crash Course Emotions, Stress and Health (Hank Green)
Emotions can affect our minds and bodies very significantly. “What is psychological is ultimately biological” Hank Green, Crash Course
Stress can always impact our health, even leading to premature death! “Stress is the process by which we perceive and respond to certain events, or stressors, that we view as challenging or threatening.” Hank Green, Crash Course
- Based on the Crash Course video, what emotions do you think play most into health concerns? What emotions are patients feeling during their visits? How could feeling these emotions chronically impact different aspects of health?
- Were you surprised to learn that 75–90% of all visits to health care providers result from stress-related disorders and that those who are stressed are six times more likely to be hospitalized for a physical ailment than those who are not? Has the level of stress you experience ever affected your health, for example, during or after finals week?