Modern life is full of stress…bills, a bad night’s sleep, traffic, taxes, family, work…the list of stressors goes one and on.
But did you know stress can actually shrivel your brain like a prune? For real. Research shows that chronic stress can actually change your brain’s structure and function in a less-than-optimal way.
These changes can make you more prone to depression, anxiety and set you up for degenerative neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s.
And it doesn’t end there. You can also have a harder time focusing, learning new skills and remembering things. Not good.
In fact, this whole area of brain health is why I’ve been interviewing top neuroscientists to glean more tips and tactics on how we can build and maintain optimal brain health.
But back to stress…
Stress isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Stress from a hard workout will make your muscle, bones and immune system stronger. As long as we have proper recovery, of course.
Then there’s other stresses like I mentioned at the beginning of this email.
Let’s face it, most of these stressors are out of your control.
But you CAN control how you respond to those stressors.
And that’s why it’s critical to have tools you can use to get out of stress mode more quickly. And to also save our brains from the damaging effects of chronic stress.
In this episode of Ask Ted, I share my top supplement for reducing stress quickly.
Yes, you can hit a workout, do some deep breathing, go for a walk, meditate, attend a yoga class…
But this supplement is super powerful for reducing stress on top of being necessary for optimal health. (And no, I don’t sell it by the way.)
And I also cover a few other things:
- A BIG announcement
- How to get into shape in 5 minutes per day (yes, for real)
- My favorite nutrition hack to burn fat without counting calories or tracking macros
Once you’ve had a chance to listen, I’d love to know…
What’s ONE specific situation that stresses you out on a consistent basis? What negative impact does that create for you and those around you? And — what would change if you no longer allowed that situation to stress you out?
This is a really powerful question to ask and answer in writing. “Thinking about it” is not enough.
So c’mon over and share your answer on the comments below now.
You’ve got beautiful things to experience and achieve in this life. A strong, healthy brain is essential to making all of that happen.
Hope to see you in comments!
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