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We just dropped another episode of our podcast!!

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https://www.buzzsprout.com/1939066/10281004-04-managing-stress-a-daily-practice-of-caring-for-yourself-a-licensed-therapist-and-a-personal-trainer-discuss-the-pyramid-of-mental-and-physical-health.mp3?download=true

Today we talk about managing stress. Relistening to this episode I feel like I interrupt Amy ALOT. haha. We talked about it, she laughed. I don’t talk much in the next episode if that makes it any better. It probably doesn’t. I think I was just excited.

Stress is something I personally wrestle with.

Stress is a feeling of emotional or physical tension. It can come from any event or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or nervous. Stress is your body’s reaction to a challenge or demand. In short bursts, stress can be positive, such as when it helps you avoid danger or meet a deadline.

Amy discusses her stress management system, that I think we can all learn from and add too. Listen and tell us what you’d add!

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How do you deal with stress?

  • Research shows that in regular exercisers, those who reported high stress levels showed significantly less improvement in their workout performance. 
  • When our bodies are stressed, it slows down how quickly our tissues repair themselves, leading to longer recovery time between workouts. 
  • The stress hormone cortisol has been linked to cravings and weight gain. It can also lead to digestive issues, headaches, and memory problems. 
  • Stress increases muscle tension, inhibits motor control, and hurts concentration, which can all lead to injury during a workout.
  • Stress impacts your sleep, and you need lots of quality sleep to repair your muscles, rev your metabolism, and energize you for your workouts!

How  we talk about our life?

Our words literally create out reality. Are you being nice to yourself and others with your words? External leads to internal. We

What is stress?

STRESS: Stress causes a biological response known as fight or flight. You either confront a threat (flight) or you avoid it (flight). But that’s a simple explanation. The stress response triggered in fight or flight is a complex mix of physical, mental and emotional reactions.

Ways that we hold ourselves back?

Not taking care of ourselves! it always comes back to this!

Calm your mind and body. Relaxation methods, such as meditation or deep breathing, are useful ways to bring your emotions into balance.

This can be hard.

here’s a resource Amy discussed in the episode
Here is the body Scan she discussed.

Invest in you. Sometimes it can be important to schedule time just for yourself, to do whatever it is that you need to do to help yourself emotionally. What do you like doing? What are you passionate about? Invest in all areas of your health: nutrition, fitness, relationships, work-life balance and personal hobbies.

Develop resilience. People with resilience are able to cope with stress and emotions in a healthy way. Resilience can be learned and strengthened with different strategies. These include having social support, keeping a positive view of yourself, accepting change and keeping things in perspective.

I love Brian Scott and all his meditations!

What do we do?

Your body is working overtime as it deals with daily challenges. You’re just not equipped to deal with all the extra energy. You may start to feel anxious, afraid, worried, and uptight. If your stress isn’t kept under control, it can lead to serious health issues such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes. Read more advice from doctors HERE.

Stress is something we don’t always have control over, but like Amy says in the podcast, we can manage our stress by setting ourself up first. making sure we have options for food, making sure we got enough sleep, making sure we make time for nature and exercise. We have to take care of ourselves.

Plants live because we give them water, nutrient rich soil and say nice things to them. Plants will die if we say mean things to them. Really there are studies on this. A guy did this HERE. And there were so many factors that effected the plants, like his cat trying to eat them, but i think it gives a clear example of reminding us, so many factors effect our ability to grow, which ones can we control? How we talk to ourselves is an easy one we can work on right now in the moment.

The following video is another example of something we talk about on the show HERE Yoga nidra is the ultimate relaxation technique for releasing stress and tension held in your body. Experience a deep level of relaxation, with this easy to follow meditation and allow your body to restore and balance itself.

We will talk more about this in later episodes but try to acknowledge and put down your imposture syndrome. Imposter syndrome is loosely defined as doubting your abilities and feeling like a fraud. It disproportionately affects high-achieving people, who find it difficult to accept their accomplishments. Many question whether they’re deserving of accolades. We create our reality in our heads, notice the reality you are creating.

At the end of the day. Things can be hard. Its ok we all feel this, shits heavy man… Our words and our thoughts are so powerful, we are going to dive into this deeper on our next episode, with Nathania Stambouli, owner and founder of Yogi Flight School. 

Next Episode drops April 13th!

How to deal with stress!

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https://www.buzzsprout.com/1939066/10281004-04-managing-stress-a-daily-practice-of-caring-for-yourself-a-licensed-therapist-and-a-personal-trainer-discuss-the-pyramid-of-mental-and-physical-health.mp3?download=true

Amy and Thea sit down and talk about STRESS! We wanted to start here because we both see so many people deal with this. As a personal trainer, this is one of the first questions I ask clients, especially those interested in losing weight. Stress has so many negative effects, some of them are obvious like headaches or bad sleep; others are hard to see sometimes, like a bad attitude. Stress manifests in our lives because being a human is stressful. The world isn’t perfect and there’s always that pressure to survive. Whether it’s family, or your career or personal relationships, we are all not immune to stress. But you have the power to limit how stress effects you, and that’s what we talk about today!

Amy is a licensed and practicing Therapist. She gives insights into what she has learned helping people to help themselves. She reminds us it’s all about human connection. Thea is a certified personal trainer who has worked with hundreds of clients, she shares tips on how to be successful crushing you fitness goals and how not to take yourself to seriously. A little bit of sass, probably some pet hair and a messy bun, we bring it all together to give you our best recommendations for creating your best life. Sometimes the curve balls life throws you is just the universe helping you find something better.  We give you the tricks to better flex through everything, to help you create the life you want. For humans who want to be healthier and happier. 

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