Francesca Mastrojanni – Managing Stress and its effects – Episode 117

Francesca Mastrojanni is an awesome Functional Nutritionist and Heart Math Coach from London who discusses stress and how to become more resilient in todays show.
We discuss how to manage stress using heart rate variability
Why we are different in our ability to manage stress
The difference between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems
The TRUE effects of stress on your body and the common sources of stress that people do not realise effects them.
Why our brain is not the only organ in our body that dictates what is happening.
How to become more resilient to stress, which exercises you can do in just 5 minutes to help yourself improve sleep, digestion, hormones, recovery from exercise, brain function, longevity and much more!
Here is how to do the Heart Focused Breathing:
* focus your attention on the area around your heart - place a hand on your chest if that helps
* slow your breathing down so that you are breathing a little bit slower and a little bit deeper than before
* make your outbreath the same length of time as your inbreath (about 4-5 second in and 4-5 seconds out)
and then imagine the breath flowing in through your heart, and out through your heart as you inhale and exhale
*do this for 5 minutes 3 times a day to start
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