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Friday, September 8 • 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Ancestral Wiring in Modern Society: The Impact of Stress

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Humans are hardwired ancestrally to respond to stress. This was a very important survival skill to evade predators and has been imprinted into all of us for thousands of years. Fast-forward to the modern day where the number and intensity of stressors has increased dramatically from modern desk jobs with crazy bosses, low sleep, less overall movement, poor nutrition, and constant texting / smart phone use. This leads to a downward spiral via a decrease in the ability to buffer stress and further to a drop in health and performance. Technology has accelerated this effect via constant interactions at the drop of a hat via your smart phone. Since modern society is reliant on technology, can this technology help us manage our stress via the same device (smart phone) via apps that measure stress such as heart rate variability (HRV)?

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Mike T Nelson

Dr. Mike T. Nelson CSCS has spent 20 years of his life learning how the human body works, specifically focusing on how to properly condition it to burn fat and become stronger, more flexible, and healthier. He has a PhD in Exercise Physiology, and a MS in Mechanical Engineering (biomechanics... Read More →

Friday September 8, 2017 4:10pm - 5:00pm PDT
210 Kane Hall