3 Evidence-Based Ways to Reduce Stress

Available for Interviews: Dr. Pete Loper

Dr. Pete Loper, MD, MSEd, FAAP, is a triple board-certified physician in pediatrics, psychiatry, and child psychiatry. He is also a professor and executive coach and is dedicated to mental health and wellness advocacy.

What Dr. Loper could say on
Reducing Stress:

The stress response, or the physiologic changes to include the release of “adrenaline” that promote fight, flight, or freeze behaviors in response to a threat, are very important for our survival. However, our stress-response system is designed to activate briefly, for only about 10 to 15 minutes, just long enough to escape acute danger.  When our stress response becomes overactive due to ongoing worry, uncertainty, or anticipation, this is generally what we call “stress,” or “chronic stress.” 

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Fitness Goals Older Adults Can Achieve

Available for Interviews: Dr. Mimi Secor.

Dr. Mimi Secor DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner specializing in Women’s Health for over 40 years. She is a sought-after national speaker and consultant has been featured in numerous local and national media outlets. Dr. Mimi is also a fitness and health advocate, and is passionate about helping women to lose weight and feel great, and is the author of the newest book,  Healthy & Fit at Any Age: A Guide to Creating Mindset, Nutrition, and Exercise Habits for Busy Women.

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Fitness for Senior Citizens
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Generally, resolutions for older adults should target becoming healthier—focusing less on dramatic weight loss and more on making healthy choices and developing healthy habits. Here are some recommendations:

      • Make healthier food choices. Minimize alcohol and excessive “junk” carbs. Focus on lean protein, veggies, fruit and whole grains/legumes, and small amounts of healthy fats like avocado, olive oil, nuts.

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How to Find Happiness and Stay Grounded During Times of Change

Available for Interviews:  Dr. Colleen Cira
Dr. Colleen Cira, Psy.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in Women and Trauma and has worked with hundreds of people struggling with mental health issues.
What Dr. Cira Can Say in an Interview on
Incorporating Gratitude in Our Lives:

Sometimes achieving our goals/ambitions/dreams does not give us the happiness we expect. There are a few reasons for this:

    • It’s human nature to want more. Just like getting a bump in our salary rarely results in more financial savings because we increase our lifestyle to meet our new financial situation, the same is true emotionally. Eventually, the rosy glow of whatever new, positive thing occurred wears off and we find ourselves wanting more.

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4 Signs You Might Benefit From Taking Anti-Anxiety Medication

 

Available for Interviews:  Dr. Colleen Cira

Dr. Colleen Cira, Psy.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in Women and Trauma and has worked with hundreds of people struggling with mental health issues.

Talking Points from Dr. Cira on
Anti-Anxiety Medication:

1) You are having a difficult time just doing life.
    • You might be so stressed out at work that it’s hard to think, having panic attacks with regularity where you lose time during your day to deal with them and recover, it may be difficult to get out of bed every day because you are so filled with dread or your worry may be causing problems with your partner, friends or family.

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7 Ways to Best Support Our Energy Needs Throughout the Day

Available for Interviews: Dr. Andrea Nazarenko

Dr. Andrea Nazarenko is a research psychologist with the Obesity Research Team and Social Development Research Group at the University of South Carolina. She also works as a community psychologist, providing consultation services to multiple governmental and educational organizations.

What Dr. Nazarenko can say in an interview on
How to Get the Energy We All Need
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Our energy is a product of our lifestyle. We get out what we put in. You can think about it like an energy ATM machine: you can’t take out more than what you put in. 

Here are a few dimensions that can help support energy:

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How Recharging Our Teachers Can Supercharge Our Students

Available for Interviews:  Nadine Levitt

Nadine Levitt is an education advocate, speaker, and the CEO & Founder of WURRLYedu, an educational technology platform. Nadine specializes in the social-emotional curriculum (SEL), and she is also the author of the children’s book, My Mama Says Inside Me Lives a Village. New for 2022, Levitt has launched a new professional development resource for teachers called PD Reimagined.

What Nadine Levitt can say in an interview about
A New Professional Development Resource
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    • Teachers are starting 2022 exhausted and feeling overwhelmed. The added pressures that Covid brings only exacerbates the reality that most teachers are stressed, feel unsupported, and under-appreciated (2021 State of the U.S. Teacher Survey published by RAND)
    • If the goal of schools is to inspire kids to be lifelong learners then we have to start by inspiring teachers!

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Our Stress Response Cycle and Ways to Reduce Its Effects

Available for Interviews:  Dr. Karen Doll

Karen Doll, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist, professional coach, and the author of the forthcoming book, Building Psychological Fitness: How High Performers Achieve With Ease.

What Dr. Doll can say in an interview on
Stress and How to Alleviate Symptoms
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    • The stress response is a physiological reaction that occurs in the nervous system in response to a perceived threat. It is commonly referred to as the “fight-or-flight” response.

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5 Steps to Break Free From Stress and Anxiety Naturally (Without Quitting Your Job)

Available for Interviews: Dr. Alice Fong

Alice Fong, ND, is an integrative naturopathic doctor specializing in stress, integrative medicine, diet & weight loss, and is a business growth consultant for holistic healthcare providers.

What Dr. Alice Fong can say in an interview on
Breaking Free From Stress and Anxiety Naturally:

When your body or mind is stressed, your “sympathetic nervous system” is activated. It is better known as the “fight or flight response.” What happens to our bodies when we’re in this “stress” mode is our heart races, pupils dilate, we sweat, and our blood pressure and cortisol rises. It’s an important system to have to be able to exercise or handle dangerous situations. However, the problem is, if we are ALWAYS in this “stress mode,” it overworks our adrenal glands, which is responsible for the output of the hormone cortisol in our bodies. Eventually the adrenal glands will be depleted over time, which can lead to the brain fog, fatigue, sleep disturbances, weight gain, and it makes us more susceptible to getting sick. 

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Breathe Easy: Discover a Natural Way to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Available for Interviews: Dr. Alice Fong

Alice Fong, ND, is an integrative naturopathic doctor specializing in stress, integrative medicine, diet & weight loss, and is a business growth consultant for holistic healthcare providers.

What Dr. Alice Fong can say in an interview
on How to Lower Your Blood Pressure:

High blood pressure is a medical condition that can increase a person’s risk of some serious, even life-threatening concerns such as heart attacks and strokes. A common cause or contributing factor to hypertension is stress.  When we are stressed, our sympathetic nervous system is activated and the blood in our body is directed to the heart to be able to beat it faster in anticipation of danger.  This mechanism also elevates our blood pressure. 

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Work-Related Stress and the 7 Types of Rest We Need to Stay Healthy

Available for Interviews: Saundra Dalton-Smith, MD

Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith is an internal medicine physician, a work-life integration researcher, and an international expert on the mind-body-spirit connection. She is also an international speaker and bestselling author of Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity.

What Dr. Dalton-Smith  Can Say in an Interview on:
Work-Related Stress:

    • Studies suggest work-related stress is most often linked to heart disease when the job characteristics have a high level of performance demanded and a low level of control within the organization.

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