Important Message for Fit Pros Who Get Stressed

What We Do If We Feel Stressed…

We get to know a lot of Fit Biz owners on a personal level, and part of how we serve involves building up relationships and gaining insights into their daily lives.

We often discuss how to juggle a commitment to serve others with a commitment to be kind to ourselves and take time out when we need it. BEFORE we burnout.

As Fitness Professionals, we believe it’s vital to handle stress well, not only for the sake of our own wellbeing, but so that we are in a position to be able to help clients to do the same as well.

The first thing WE do when we BEGIN to feel a little pressure building up…

1. Recognise it’s happening

2. Take an action to step back and get some perspective

One of the best ways that we have found to do that is to go for a walk, either together, or in some cases, alone.

Being amongst nature alone can have a positive affect but just getting away from work for a short time can help to PREVENT & REDUCE feelings of burnout.

We often are able to gain a new perspective and even come up with solutions to challenges we are currently facing, all whilst simply going for a walk.

Because SCIENCE HAS PROVEN that we all think better when we are feeling calm and collected.

Here is a piece from a particular study that looked at how stress affects the brain…

“The prefrontal cortex (PFC)—the most evolved brain region—subserves our highest-order cognitive abilities. However, it is also the brain region that is most sensitive to the detrimental effects of stress exposure. Even quite mild acute uncontrollable stress can cause a rapid and dramatic loss of prefrontal cognitive abilities, and more prolonged stress exposure causes architectural changes in prefrontal dendrites. Recent research has begun to reveal the intracellular signalling pathways that mediate the effects of stress on the PFC. This research has provided clues as to why genetic or environmental insults that disinhibit stress signalling pathways can lead to symptoms of profound prefrontal cortical dysfunction in mental illness.”

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P.S. Be kind to yourself

Alan & Naomi Carson

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