Summary Stress: adaptive response to situations that pose demands, constraints or opportunities. Homeostasis: low stress. Stressors challenge homeostasis: stress response. Return to homeostasis: recovery, return to low stress. Or inability to return to homeostasis: exhaustion, chronic stress. Stressors: wide variety.
Breathing: (“The Oxygen Advantage“) CO2 drives the intake and uptake of oxygen: You breathe primary to eliminate excess CO2 from the body. The Bohr effect: oxygen is released in the presence of CO2. Exercise lowers oxygen (hypoxia) and increases CO2
On: The pervasive effect of stress – is it killing you?Episode: 51 Date: April 2019Background: Neuroendocrinologist.Key Subjects:Dual hormonal pathway triggered by stress stimulus:Immediate response – adrenalin:Triggers activation of parasympathetic nervous system.Secondary response – cortisol:Continues parasympathetic response (elevated blood glucose).Shuts down
On: Dangers of poor sleep, Alzheimer’s risk, mental health, etc.Heart disease, cancer, sexual function, sleep disruption.Effects of poor sleep from performance to genetics. Episode: 48,49,50″ Date: April 2019Background: Neuroscientist, sleep expert. Key Subjects:Part 1We need sleep to “clean up”.Being awake
What to avoid or do less Stress. Within 2-3 hours of sleeping: dinner, exercise. Late night: snacks, caffeine, alcohol and electronics (blue light, stress). What to improve or do more Consistent sleep schedule. Sleep close to sunset (9-10 PM); wake
Intensity, Strength, Freedom, and Health Pre-publication Introduction By: Mark Baker Published: 2020 Read: 2020 Summary: Anaerobics proposes that most of the problems of human health come from being too domesticated. We are no longer exposed to the challenges that kept
How risk taking transforms us, body and mind.By: John Coates.Published: 2012 Read: 2019 Summary: Complex interactions and feedback mechanisms between the body and the brain evolved to maintain health and prepare us for movement. Especially in situations that require fast