24 min

#27: How to exercise when you're stressed Fit Body, Happy Joints

    • Fitness

Stress can affect how your body recovers and benefits from exercise. When you're particularly stressed, that is NOT the time to switch things up, avoid moving altogether or ramp up the intensity. All those things will backfire. 
In today's episode, Dr. Shannon discusses how the neuroendocrine system responds to stress and best practices for exercising during a particularly mentally stressful time.

2:50  Physical pain associated with mental/emotional stress 
6:46  How moderate exercise can help with stress 
8:53  The neuroendocrine system and exercise volume
11:16  Steady state cardio
13:05  How to choose workouts during stressful times 
15:20  How stress can negatively effect your training 
18:01   Signs that you are chronically stressed 
20:09  How to exercise when you are stressed 
Study referenced: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00421-008-0852-1
Article referenced: https://journals.lww.com/acsm-msse/Fulltext/2012/11000/Psychological_Stress_Impairs_Short_Term_Muscular.23.aspx

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Dr. Shannon's IG: @dr.shannon.dpt
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Stress can affect how your body recovers and benefits from exercise. When you're particularly stressed, that is NOT the time to switch things up, avoid moving altogether or ramp up the intensity. All those things will backfire. 
In today's episode, Dr. Shannon discusses how the neuroendocrine system responds to stress and best practices for exercising during a particularly mentally stressful time.

2:50  Physical pain associated with mental/emotional stress 
6:46  How moderate exercise can help with stress 
8:53  The neuroendocrine system and exercise volume
11:16  Steady state cardio
13:05  How to choose workouts during stressful times 
15:20  How stress can negatively effect your training 
18:01   Signs that you are chronically stressed 
20:09  How to exercise when you are stressed 
Study referenced: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00421-008-0852-1
Article referenced: https://journals.lww.com/acsm-msse/Fulltext/2012/11000/Psychological_Stress_Impairs_Short_Term_Muscular.23.aspx

Try a week of Evlo - keep the classes forever, no CC required: https://www.evlo-fitness.com/free-week-of-evlo-podcast

Dr. Shannon's IG: @dr.shannon.dpt
Join Evlo: www.evlofitness.com

24 min