Lifestyle & Stress Management
In order to transform your body you need to make changes to your lifestyle. These changes can include increased exercise, strength training, healthier eating choices, managing stress and weeding out bad habits.
These changes are made gradually over time to help you ease into your new habits and give up old ones. The responsibility of lifestyle management is ultimately yours and a commitment to your healthy lifestyle is the key to your success.
Stress occurs when we are faced with an event requiring change or adjustment. Our body reacts with physical, mental and emotional responses.
Effects of Stress
Under stress our bodies react by creating too much cortisol and adrenaline, which put us in a state of hormonal imbalance. When stress is unrelenting, our body can show the effects with physical symptoms such as headaches, upset stomach, elevated blood pressure, chest pain, weight gain or loss, and problems sleeping. Stress leads to disturbed sleep/wake cycles, a weakened immune system, and in some cases, depression.
Your personal trainer is here to help you stay on track. As part of your prescriptive fitness program they work with you to determine your stressors and habits, then focus on lifestyle changes that can help you succeed in reaching your goals.
Benefits of Stress management
- Decrease mood swings
- Improve sleep and wake cycles
- Hormonal balance
- Increased energy and vitality