Your Lifestyle Could Be Killing You

Your Lifestyle Could Be Killing You

Did you know that the leading cause of heart attacks is actually STRESS... specifically OCCUPATIONAL stress...


Did you know that heart attacks kill more Americans than any single other cause? 

Don't get me wrong, unhealthy coping mechanisms (food, alcohol, smoking, lack of sleep, disconnect, and isolation) have a compounding effect.. BUT you're coping because you're stressed... 



Heart attacks are NOT the only chronic illness that stress has been found to be the culprit of..


Others include:

  • hypertension
  • stroke 
  • coronary heart disease
  • ulcers
  • migraines
  • tension headaches
  • backaches
  • TMJ 
  • Allergies, asthma and hay fever
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • obesity 
  • cancer
  • anxiety 
  • depression

Basically, every time the cause is inflammation... 


Keep reading, let me explain... 


Here's what we know.. 


The body was NOT meant to stay in heightened, overstimulated, stressed state for a prolonged period of time. 


Let me repeat that...

The body was NOT meant to stay in heightened, overstimulated, stressed state for a prolonged period of time.

When we are triggered by a stimulus that causes our brain to be alerted that there is a threat, we snap into "survival state" (fight, flight, freeze or fawn) and we stay here, in a dysregulated state until our nervous system gets the memo that it's okay to relax again.. 


Here's the problem.. 


In our current culture where we are being bombarded left and right with stimulus and stressors on a daily basis.. our nervous system isn't getting the memo that it's safe to relax, so the systems within our body continue to stay dysregulated (digestion, heart rate, blood pressure, muscle tension, memory etc)..

Technostress: Your Brain on Computer Screens | King University Online


Leading to a premature breakdown in the body..


While stress may seem like a normal part of everyday life, that doesn't mean that we need to let it run ramped on our life and body. 


Here are some remedies that can help manage stress and equip the body with the capacity to handle stressful situations:



  1. Nature- We are spending more time indoors and online. But recent studies suggest that nature can help our brains and bodies to stay healthy
How Nature Can Make You Kinder, Happier, and More… (


  1. Exercise – Regular exercise can help to reduce stress hormones and promote the release of endorphins, which are natural mood boosters. 
Working Out to Relieve Stress | American Heart Association


  1. Healthy Eating A healthy diet that’s rich in nutrient-dense, whole foods can help to improve energy levels, reduce inflammation, and boost the immune system.


  1. Meditation – Practicing meditation or deep-breathing exercises can help to calm the mind, reduce anxiety, and promote relaxation.

  1. Sleep – Getting a good night’s sleep is essential for managing stress. Having a regular sleep schedule can help to improve overall health and reduce stress levels.

  1. Social Support- Invest in the relationships around you in your community as well as family and friends. Be intentional to reach out to that old friend, or make amends with a family member, or even get to know someone completely out of your bubble. We need authentic connection with others in order to feel supported during stressful times. We aren't meant to do life alone. 

By incorporating these simple remedies into your daily routine, you can equip your body with the tools it needs to effectively manage stress and reduce the risk of chronic health conditions. Remember to prioritize self-care and stress management, and seek professional help if stress levels become overwhelming.


Ps. keep your eye out for the upcoming Hybrid Reset, kicking off October 1st!!!

  • customized meal plans
  • personalized fitness program 
  • weekly journal exercises
  • book club 
  • habit reset workshop

The Hybrid Reset – Hybrid Athlete Training

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