Five Ways Stress Undermines Health
Stress affects your health in many ways. Take action today to move out of a place where you survive and into a life in which you thrive!
Stress increases the rate at which you age and puts you at higher risk for cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer's.
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Kills Brain Cells
Stress increases the production of free radicals; molecules that punch holes into neurons. Cortisol also depletes the protein that stimulates new growth and protects existing brain cells
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Stress can shrink the hippocampus, the part of the brain responsible for memories. Further, it impairs rational decision making.
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Weakens Immune System
Cortisol decreases the body's natural defense systems while increasing tumor development and growth, as well as the rate of infection and tissue damage.
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Reduces serotonin and dopamine (happy hormones) which further leaves you more vulnerable to addiction, anxiety, and overeating.
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Dr. Rebecca Heiss
After earning a PhD with research designated as “transformative” by the National Science Foundation, Dr. Rebecca Heiss has been applying her research to solve practical problems in overcoming what she refers to as biological ghosts—subconscious behaviors that haunt modern life. Described as a creative thought leader, she was honored to deliver a TEDx presentation on a portion of her work and has built her career around helping others break through their evolutionary “blind spots” to live happier, healthier lives.
Course Key Features
This course is designed with the latest techniques from brain science to target stress and lower baseline cortisol levels. The goal is to empower students to lead happier, healthier, more purposeful lives.
- Strong Fundamentals Conscious and subconscious techniques to advance the health of all students.
- Task Oriented With new tasks added as the course advances, this course achieves goals in digestible bites.
- Lifelong Learning This is not just a course, it's the introduction to a lifelong practice.
- Customized Results Students have measurable, individual evidence of their progress in lowering their own cortisol levels via laboratory results.
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