Did you know….
75% of adults disclose feeling moderate to high levels of stress in the past 30 days? And almost half reported their stress levels have increased over the past year.
About 80% of the US workforce experiences stress on the job and about 50% report needing help to manage their stress?
Stress causes your body to store extra belly fat and calories? Even worse, it increases your risk for heart disease, impairs your memory, and makes you age faster.
Most of us know stress is a dangerous epidemic in our society. And unless you take action in your own life, that’s not going to change. April is Stress Awareness Month. So, let’s start a conversation about it. Because after all, awareness is the first step to change…
The great news is, you can do something about it! The small investments you make in self-care and preventative medicine each day will add up to huge savings on healthcare in the long run. Here at The Firm, we provide 2 of the best stress relievers known to humans: exercise and community.
Start with the easiest stress reliever: Exercise!
According to the Mayo Clinic, any form of exercise, from CrossFit to Cycle and Restorative Yoga can relieve stress by increasing endorphins, lowering symptoms of anxiety and depression, and improving your sleep. Just 30 minutes to an hour a day of physical activity will provide major, long-term benefits.
Keep your workouts fresh by participating in a variety of activities. By incorporating a mix of mobility, strength, and cardio, you not only avoid burnout, but you continue to increase your health and fitness. The Firm is unique in that we offer a mix of all 3 types of classes at different times, in one place.
Get your daily dose of community!
You know how surrounding yourself with others can make you forget about your problems? Just being around people can increase the feel-good chemicals in your brain and lower cortisol levels.
Through technology, we’re more connected than ever. But many of us have never felt so alone. Isolation leads to stress. So, the next time you want to skip a trip to the gym and workout solo, think again…
Community makes you less stressed (and smarter!). Research shows that even 10 minutes of socializing boosts your executive function, the type of mental agility that allows you to solve problems. You know you can always count on your Firm Family for a friendly conversation. We strive to create a positive environment for you to escape stressors, feel good, and have some fun!
Stress isn’t a curse. It’s a cry from your body and mind to take action!
You’re guaranteed to have highs and lows, but your response to life events is a choice. Stress is a natural and necessary tool to ward off real danger. But it’s not helpful when dealing with the everyday pressures of work and family. Train your body and mind to choose a different reaction.
Start protecting your health at The Firm with exercise and community. These 2 things alone will support you in reducing overall worry and stress. We’ll help you create more moments of joy and ease so you can experience the amazing, fulfilling life you were born to live!
Sign up for class today and we’ll greet you with a smile!
Have a great day and we can’t wait to see you soon…
With passion & pride,
The Firm Family
Sources: American Psychological Association, American Institute for Stress, Sutter Health, Mayo Clinic, Ybarra, O., et al., Friends (and sometimes enemies) with cognitive benefits: What types of social interactions boost executive functioning? Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2010