A large percentage of chronic conditions such as insomnia are related to stress.
Lack of sleep has been linked to being overweight/obese and several health problems.
What causes stress?
Causes of stress may include the work environment, loss due to death, divorce, financial obligations, time commitments, traffic, spiritual and emotional, home environment, change, exercise, medical conditions, emotional conditions (anxiety, depression, grief) medicines, unhealthy diet, and fear of uncertainty.
After my son, Bryce, passed from Leukemia, I gained 100+ pounds from grief. I became paralyzed with intense emotions and overwhelmed with guilt, because I could not save him. The loss of control was the most painful. My life as I knew it changed forever, and the very thought of living without him made me want to give up.
But, giving up was not a luxury I could take. I couldn't give up, because I had 2 five year old babies counting on me to be strong, so I sought help from my primary care physician.
Many people have asked me the
difference between a Fitness Trainer and a Coach and because I am both, I will
compare the roles based on my personal perspective. Although there are many
similarities and the desired outcome for the client may be the same, the
approach is far different. Personal
trainers especially those working in a corporate gym environment may have
limited interaction with clients. Thus,
a majority of the time is spent working out and dialogue may be limited to the
operations of the machine and biomechanics of movement (proper form).