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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 Baillargeon

Colin Baillargeon

Colin joined the Renew Crew in February of 2020 as an athlete and a coach shortly after opening Move First - Performance Chiropractic within our very building. Colin is a chiropractor that focuses on movement quality and optimization and believes that well designed strength and conditioning programming paired with intentional recovery is what leads to a healthy, happy body. Colin was on Oklahoma State’s co-ed cheer team, and since has over 10 years of cheer and tumbling coaching, with 3 years of CrossFit coaching and Olympic Lifting and Strongman specialties sprinkled throughout his coaching tenure. His favorite benchmark workout is Grace - ‘cause barbells.

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