The same exact stressors — job pressure, kids, money, and, yes, an intense exercise and eating regimen — can energize and inspire you or sap your will and your mojo. Reaching your potential is about finding your stress sweet spot and using it to propel you to your goals. Here’s how.
It’s a well-known fact: Being stressed out can make it really hard to reach your health and fitness goals.
But did you know: Not having enough stress can slow your progress too?
See, stress isn’t a “thing” that happens to you. Stress is your response to the challenges you face every day.
These stressors — like pressure at your job, raising kids, managing money, piles of dirty laundry, and, yes, nutrition and exercise — can make you either puff out your chest and get ‘er done like Super(wo)man, or crumble and sink into your couch like a dry, bland sugar cookie.
The key is to find your “stress sweet spot” — just enough stress, but not too much — so you can reach your potential without crashing and burning.
In this infographic, we explain the importance of balancing your allostatic (stress) load, and exactly how to do it so you can feel and perform your best.
And, if you’re a health and fitness coach, share this with your clients and watch for improvements in their motivation, dedication, and results.
For an even more comprehensive take on this topic, check out our accompanying article, Good stress, bad stress: Finding your sweet spot.
Want to learn more about health and fitness?
Most people know that exercise, careful nutrition, sleep, and stress management are the keys to health and fitness. But they need smart strategies for doing those, especially within the context of their sometimes stressful lives.
That’s why we work closely with our coaching clients to help them lose fat, get stronger, and improve their health no matter what challenges or commitments they’re dealing with in their lives.
It’s also why we work with health and fitness professionals (through our Level 1 and Level 2 Certification programs) to teach them how to coach their own clients through the same challenges and get in the best shape of their lives.
Coming Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
If you’re a health and fitness pro and would like to learn more about becoming an elite, world-class nutrition and lifestyle coach, check out our Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification program; it kicks off soon.
Important: Since we only take a limited number of students each time we offer the program, and it sells out every time, the best strategy is to add your name to our free presale list.
Getting on the list gives you the chance to sign up for the certification 24 hours before everyone else. Even better, you save big on the cost of the program.
[Of course, if you’re already a student or graduate of the Level 1 Certification, check out our Level 2 Certification, an exclusive Master Class for elite trainers looking to perfect their nutrition knowledge and coaching techniques].