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Exercise is the optimal stress coping strategy

Presenter: Karlie Intlekofer

Date: August 25, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM EST

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It is common to experience low exercise motivation when we feel overwhelmed or stressed. Although rest and relaxation are important, regular exercise triggers adaptive responses that build our resilience against stress, illness, pain, and sleep issues. These positive changes help us deal with life’s challenges and can help us gain control over our reactions to adverse events. Research suggests that exercise increases our quality of life and that even small additions of daily movement can lead to measurable benefits to our sense of wellbeing. These findings indicate that exercise is an ideal strategy for coping with stress and the age-associated changes that impact our health and wellness.

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how the body responds to stress and how exercise alters our stress responses;
  • Explain the foundational elements of forming an enduring exercise habit; and
  • Learn the mechanisms by which exercise can change pain perception and sleep quality and why this is especially important with advancing age.

About the presenter(s):
Dr. Karlie Intlekofer is a neuroscientist who focuses on the role of daily habits in healthy aging. Her former roles include teaching neuroscience and behavior courses at the University of Vermont, and publishing research and book chapters on the cognitive benefits of exercise. As the co-founder of Treo Wellness and the current Global Wellness Researcher for Matrix Fitness, Karlie integrates evidence-based practices into exercise programming and develops initiatives that support the adoption of active lifestyles.

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