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The Acute Stress Response, what systems are challenged and how to support them

The ACUTE Stress Response 📌Systems that are challenged📌How to support them-Nutritionally-Physically📌Most importantly -WHY-( remember I’m a big proponent of knowing the WHY behind information ) I will always be expanding on these but here is a bite size breakdownSee below for the WHY & more on each Coming up ‼️ 📌A list of Antioxidant and …

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Understanding our Fight or Flight Stress Response First Responder series. The systems and Hormones Involved

Who has been a victim of the mom seatbelt🙋🏻‍♀️ (who has been the mom seatbelt 🙋🏻‍♀️😂 ) You know when mom has to slam on the brakes and her arm comes flying across your chest 👀 Both of you are equally surprised… It all happens before either of you can consciously process the situation That’s …

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The 2 Tiered system of Stress, The Nervous System & the Endocrine System

I’m not here to serve up fluff sandwiches(Taste good but zero nutritional value…) Info can be like that tooSounds easy and cuteBut doesn’t move the needle I want to EMPOWER you with this information BUT I also love EASY ways to remember things so stay with me -I got you- First Responders If we want …

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Stress, there is more than one kind for First Responders

Considering our jobs as First Responders evolve around STRESS, it’s not something we all understand all that well do you agree? We may learn about the stress response in relation to patient care but we are never taught much about how it relates to US! It’s time we take the time to really educate ourselves …

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Is stress killing Firefighters? Or is it our inability to adapt to stress…

It’s 2:00 AMThe tones come throughDispatch reports 🔊First Alarm Assignment Structure Fire Within fractions of a second, before the tone is even over, your brain 🧠 has already set a series of cascading events in motion before you can even consciously process any of this 🚨Heart rate goes ⬆️🚨Respiratory rate ⬆️🚨Blood pressure ⬆️🚨Blood sugar ⬆️🚨Body …

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Post workout nutrition, when and what to eat

When should I have my pre-workout meal? Coming off yesterday’s post I’m going to be speaking to resistance training here 1-2 hours prior to training is an optimal ⏰ frame and here is why. Training induces a stress state and while it is the healthier kind of stress it still has some of the same …

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