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Types of Stress There are two types of stress these are known as Eustress and Distress. Eustress is known as the better stress, the stress which provides us mental and physical energy which leads us in a direction to move forward and get things done. It also provides us with a sense of fulfilment and happiness when being challenged mentally or physically. For a footballer Eustress can be felt in an international game when they are singing the national anthem with a stadium full of 70,000 fans chanting it with them, this can provide the footballers great fulfilment knowing and having that feeling of all of those people behind them to do well. Eustress in footballers can be felt right throughout all levels when their team scores a goal, this provides all of the teams players a sense of direction and energy to go on and win the game, this Eustress is necessary for footballers as this is what motivates players to win games the feeling of fulfilment. Distress is known as the bad stress it can provide performers with a sense of discomfort, which can then lead to illnesses and even worse depression. Distress is at the state when the performer or person has come to the point when they have too much stress, for a long period of time distress can seriously damage a person's health by causing coronary heart diseases, high blood pressure, ulcers, impotence, substance addiction, mental health problems even to the extent of suicidal tendencies. ...read more.

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is because if they relate a bad thought with their game they will find it difficult to carry out that activity positively. For an example if a long distant runner had to compete at a competition where there were no supporters their wanting that individual to win, this individual will gain a negative vibe because usually they are used to having large amounts of supporters their chanting their name, however this time other competitors names are being chanted, psychologically the individual's concentration is automatically reduced because they begin to think about the supporters instead of their competition, this also may make them feel a lack of enthusiasm because they do not feel motivated enough to run because they have no one to cheer with them if they win. Behavioural Responses. Behavioural responses to stress occur in an individual when they carry out actions to either make them feel like it is helping them cope with stress or makes them feel more relaxed and comfortable. Symptoms are: ? Talking, eating and walking quickly ? Interrupting conversations ? Increased smoking, drinking and eating. ? Fidgeting ? Lethargy ? Moodiness ? Grudge bearing ? Accidents and clumsiness ? Poor personal presentation ? Nervous habits For a sports performer they can carry out behavioural stress symptoms even within a game, for an example if a referee gives a unjustifiable penalty against a defender, this defender could become moody and angry towards ...read more.

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? Occupational Factors: This is either the job, or studying we carry out, or for some people both these will include the people you work with or the team mates you are in a team with, and your relationship with coaches and managers. For sports performers this can be the most stressful cause of stress this is because it is deemed to be the most important thing to have a good relationship with your surrounding team mates and coaches as you depend on these to perform well, and it can be stressful for a sports performer when they change clubs or if they generally cannot click with their team mates and this could cause their confidence to decrease making their performance lacking in enthusiasm making it appear from the coaches point of view that they do not want to play. This can be very stressful for the performer because they just want to concentrate on their game however they can't do this if they are unable to bond with their team mates and work well with them. The sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous systems The sympathetic Nervous System This system provides the individual with the motive to confront the stress or to run from the stress, it releases stress hormones known as adrenaline and cortisol into the bloodstream. Once these hormones reach around the bodies muscles they produce the following symptoms: ? Increase adrenaline rush ? Increased heart rate ? Increased breathing rate ? Increased metabolism ...read more.

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