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Science-backed reasons to stop ignoring stress

With over-packed schedules, career demands, busy family lives, and even fitting in important healthy habits like meal prep and exercise, there’s little time for rest and recovery. It’s the American Way. We’re inundated with stimuli all day long, from the moment we wake up until our head hits the pillow. What’s more, we pride ourselves in being busy and productive. Many of my clients tell me they thrive off of the stress and even label self-care as lazy, self-indulgent, or just flat-out unnecessary. I, too, am guilty of powering through and ignoring the warning signs of too much stress.

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A Common Barrier To Your Health and Fitness Goals

If asked to press a three-pound dumbbell overhead, it’s likely that many of us would be able to do so with relative ease. Now, imagine being asked to pause that overhead press at the top and hold it there for an hour or two. Or, imagine doing the same overhead press, then simultaneously handed a wrench, light bulb, cell phone and a large cup of coffee to hold. Sounds a bit ridiculous, doesn’t it?

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This is Your Body on Stress

Do you struggle with lack of energy, inability to sleep through the night, poor memory or inability to lose weight no matter what you try?

One of the most common causes behind these popular complaints is the infamous 6 letter word - STRESS! In fact, up to 90% of medical visits are for stress related problems.

Ask yourself, “On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 feeling overwhelmed or overcommitted), how stressed do I feel?”

Americans have mastered the process of pushing pedal to the metal from the time they roll out of bed in the morning until they collapse in bed at night. In fact, if we let off the gas, we often feel guilty as if we’re lazy or self-indulgent. Over time, however, we can become out of touch with what should be normal (i.e. unstressful) for our bodies and mistake the usual routine for genuine health when optimum well-being actually looks (and feels) much different than what we’re used to. Today, I’ll share with you types of stressors, many hidden or unknown, their impacts on our bodies and minds, and personalized strategies to help manage stress.


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