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Allostasis and Your Bucket of Stress with Colin Bailargeon

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It’s not uncommon to hear someone label a type of stress as “good” or “bad”. A hard workout might be considered “good” stress, while getting into an altercation in the Whole Foods parking lot of a parking spot would be considered “bad” stress. But to our bodies, stress is stress; and no matter how you slice your stress, our bodies react the same.

Now let’s picture our bodies as buckets, and every time something stressful happens, we throw a ball in our bucket. How do we manage the balls of stress that come with each day and not have our bucket overflow? 

First, let’s figure out how to put less stressors in our bucket. Then, let’s work to make our buckets bigger. 

“If we take a close look at what our day brings us we’ll be able to make an assessment about how much room we have left in the bucket. Sometimes this means taking it easy in the gym and just getting some movement in. Sometimes this means skipping the gym all together to get a good meal and a good night’s sleep…”

Check out the full article here.

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Colin Helm

Colin Helm

Colin, who had been a CrossFit athlete in Pennsylvania for a few years before moving down to Texas, joined the Renew Crew in May of 2022 as both an athlete, coach, and CSM. In his free time, Colin spends as much time as he can outside, whether that’s camping, hiking, cliff diving, he loves doing just about anything outdoors! Loyalty, respect, and Faith are just a few of his core values, and when he’s not applying those to his work and home life, you can find him respecting the struggle during Cindy – his favorite benchmark workout!

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