No matter how much you exercise or nutrients you eat, if you do not manage your stress levels, you really can't be healthy overall. We always want to look at the external world of what can we do about our health rather than look at our wellness internally. Being healthy isn't just about being at a certain weight but also about feeling happy and knowing how to manage our stress. If you don't know how, then you're going to sabotage your weight loss and health goals." - Devon Dionne
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On this week's episode of the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, we're discussing an important topic: stress. In our talk, Devon and I will go over what it is, external vs. internal stress, how it affects our bodies, and how to reduce and manage it.
Why is understanding stress so important? A lot of people don't actually focus on this aspect of their health when they should because being stressed is actually a big problem for your health.
Very often stress is actually all based on your own perception and control over a situation. There are both internal and external factors that can affect it.
"Stress increases more stress in so many ways." -Devon Dionne
There are numerous problems that are brought on our minds and bodies because of stress including:
"The more you can focus on the positive and less on the negative, the better you'll feel. It's really not that complicated." - Rob Dionne
Here are ten effective ways to both manage and reduce your stress. Don't worry over trying to do all ten at once. Instead, we suggest you focus on doing two of them this week as a way to begin helping your stress levels.
To help you begin focusing on healing from stressful thinking or anxious thoughts, we've put together this Free Gratitude Journal that you can download here:
00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction
1:15 Opening comments with Rob and Devon
1:30 About today's episode - stress and how to manage it
2:00 Check out last week's show: OSF 219 - Combating Anxiety & Depression With Anthony Treas
2:20 Tune into our past #TBT episode with Tony Horton
3:00 Sign up now and get 50% off on our next Sky Fit Challenge
4:00 What is cortisol? What is stress?
7:00 External Stress vs. Internal Stress and the health problems they cause.
11:50 How stress directly relates to our weight, reproductive system, mood, and alertness.
14:00 Adrenaline vs. cortisol hormones.
15:30 How our body creates it's own sugar and glucose to store it as fat.
18:30 The hormones, leptin and insulin, and their relationship with our stress and fat cells we produce.
21:00 Health problems caused by chronic stress.
22:30 10 Ways to manage and reduce both your stress and cortisol levels.
46:00 Get started reducing your stress with our free Gratitude journal you can download.
49:00 Continue the conversation in our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group
51:00 The positive impact of being more structured and organized can have on your life.
52:30 Final comments with Rob and Devon
53:00 Turn your health around with an awesome community in our Sky Fit Challenge
54:50 Open Sky Fitness Closing
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Thanks for listening/reading episode 220 - 10 Ways To Manage & Reduce Stress! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.