Good Stress, Bad Stress; Managing your stress

American biologist and author Robert Sapolsky.

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Stress is a word quite often thrown around, but we always look at stress being bad. Is stress bad? Well in this short video clip (2min 30sec) Dr. Robert Sapolsky explains some of the various types of stress and why some are good and some bad. He gives some great advice on how to manage stress.

Dr. Robert Sapolsky

Here are a few more ways to help manage stress:

  • Make time for regular exercise (not just a weekend thing)
  • Have a hobbie, sport or activity you like to do (swimming, yoga, pilatase, football, golf)
  • Drink plenty of water (3 liters plus)
  • Minimize or elliminate fast food (stress can tend to make you want carbs, but for the majority of the time, its actualy protein your body want. Protein & health fat helps the body cope with stress)
  • Get at least 6-8 hours of sleep a night.

By Todd Thornbery

Todd Thornbery is a Health & Performance Coach and Personal Trainer in from the United Kingdom, residing in Bangkok.  Co-founder of Active Lifestyle Co. Ltd. Todd is a Certified Personal Trainer and completed his Diploma in Personal Training, Nutrition & Sports Massage with Premier Training International. He is also aCHEK Holistic Lifestyle CoachCHEK Exercise Coachand CHEK Golf Biomechanic Intensive coach.


About Rich Thurman III B.Sc, MA, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
Rich has a Bachelors of Science in Physiological Science from UCLA and a Masters of Sports Management from USF. He is certified by the National Strength & Conditioning Association, (NSCA) as a Personal Trainer (CPT) and Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He is primary author of The Fitness Library and writes for various other publications, including the San Francisco Police Officer's Association. Rich is the founder of Xodus Fitness, which offers Fitness Consulting & Personal Training, Urban Body Transformation Bootcamps, Corporate Wellness. Rich also conducts Workshops and an annual lecture at the San Francisco State University Kinesiology Department. Please feel free to contact through any of the links below to inquire about professional services or opportunities.

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