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Russell Frohardt, Ph.D.: Managing chronic stress benefits your ENTIRE body and mind

June 10, 2022 Lacy Wolff Season 2 Episode 16
Russell Frohardt, Ph.D.: Managing chronic stress benefits your ENTIRE body and mind
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ERS Walk & Talk Podcast
Russell Frohardt, Ph.D.: Managing chronic stress benefits your ENTIRE body and mind
Jun 10, 2022 Season 2 Episode 16
Lacy Wolff

Lacy talks to Dr. Russell Frohardt, neuroscientist and Dean for Academic Success at Northwest Vista College, about keeping chronic stress in check. The human stress system evolved to alert us to immediate danger so that we can act fast and stay safe. But in this modern age, we must manage a stress system that is chronically “on.” Unlike our ancestors, who faced dangers in the natural elements, we face an onslaught of concerning news from the frontlines of war, a global pandemic, extreme weather events, poverty, and more. If just reading these words quickens your heart rate, your stress system is engaged, and when it’s engaged for too long, other systems in our bodies can break down, increasing our risk for disease - both physical and mental. Dr. Frohardt talks about the surprising health risks of unchecked stress. Find out what activities he recommends for you to take control of chronic stress.

Resources:
If it is before June 23rd sign up for the webinar featuring Dr. Frohardt: 
Men's Health & Human Performance Webinar Registration Link

If it is after June 23rd, you will find a recording of this webinar in our ERS Webinar Archives Channel.

Adult Wellness Guidelines
HealthSelect Preventive services Flyer

Employees, retirees and dependents covered by an ERS-administered health plan, learn about your wellness resources on this ERS webpage.

Show Notes

Lacy talks to Dr. Russell Frohardt, neuroscientist and Dean for Academic Success at Northwest Vista College, about keeping chronic stress in check. The human stress system evolved to alert us to immediate danger so that we can act fast and stay safe. But in this modern age, we must manage a stress system that is chronically “on.” Unlike our ancestors, who faced dangers in the natural elements, we face an onslaught of concerning news from the frontlines of war, a global pandemic, extreme weather events, poverty, and more. If just reading these words quickens your heart rate, your stress system is engaged, and when it’s engaged for too long, other systems in our bodies can break down, increasing our risk for disease - both physical and mental. Dr. Frohardt talks about the surprising health risks of unchecked stress. Find out what activities he recommends for you to take control of chronic stress.

Resources:
If it is before June 23rd sign up for the webinar featuring Dr. Frohardt: 
Men's Health & Human Performance Webinar Registration Link

If it is after June 23rd, you will find a recording of this webinar in our ERS Webinar Archives Channel.

Adult Wellness Guidelines
HealthSelect Preventive services Flyer

Employees, retirees and dependents covered by an ERS-administered health plan, learn about your wellness resources on this ERS webpage.