What is “Play It Out”? play it out Aug 09, 2014

The key to restoring balance and building resiliency after the stress response has been stimulated is to fight or flee—or more realistically in today’s environment, to "Play It Out" with a short burst of vigorous physical activity. Play It Out uses up the stress hormones and releases...

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Stress is a Chemistry Problem chemistry Aug 08, 2014

Most of us would describe stress with feelings such as anxiety, frustration, irritability, fear, or worry. We’d say stress can make us feel short-tempered. We may snap at a coworker, get impatient with a loved one, or lie awake at night playing through all sorts of scenarios that may...

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Fight or Flight in 60 Seconds caveman Aug 08, 2014

There are many longwinded, scientific definitions of stress I could cite here, but here's the 60 second explanation. A stressor, or stress, is anything that pushes the body out of homeostatic balance. The stress response is what your body does to restore balance. The stress response is a ...

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Who the heck is Sneaky Pete? caveman Aug 08, 2014

I’d like to introduce you to someone very special. This is Pete. Actually, he needs no introduction because you already know him. In fact, you’ve spent your entire life with him.

When you got stressed-out in that meeting last week, he’s the one who made you blurt something you...

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Short Burst Interval Training play it out Aug 08, 2014

Short burst interval training can be defined as repeated bouts of high-intensity exercise with intermittent recovery periods. This pattern is suspiciously similar to the stress response: short periods of increased heart rate, breathing, and muscle use, followed by recovery. These bursts are...

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