We are in week 4 of 5. Before we wrap up the topic of the brain and health in a nice bow we need to discuss how your body can cope with stress. This will not be a discussion about time management or positive thinking for stress management. While both of those topics are great and have huge impacts on your levels of stress, we will be focusing on three things: Perception, Exercise, and Social Support.
Welcome to part 3 of this 5-part series on the brain and health. In this blog we will be discussing stress: what it is, how we get it, how does it affect the body, and what can we do about it.
The environment we live in today is much different than the one humans evolved in. However, our brains have not adapted to handle the sedentary, isolated, indoor, sleep-deprived, fast food laden, stressed out pace of 21st century life. Ancient brain programs are acting like you are still a cave man.
August 12, 2013|Written by Cassie Kinson
How would you describe your relationship with food? Has it been your best friend, your comfort, a stress reliever, a tool for procrastination or avoidance, your reward for a hard day or a pick me up when you’re down?