If anyone tells you you can manage your stress better, they’re lying to you.
Can you manage what’s going on in the stock market, the government, or the fact that sometimes drivers will run a red light and accidentally hit you? NO!
At the end of the day, there is no such thing as stress management. But being the adaptation machines that we are as human beings, the good news is that we can build our capacity to better handle the different stressors that life throws at us.
And in today’s episode, Dr. Erik Korem reveals exactly how to do that.
Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance thought leader that introduced sports science and athlete
tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience and holds a doctorate in Exercise Science.
Erik is also the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations for your mind, body, and recovery to help you look, feel, and perform your best.
In addition to his explanation of the 5 Pillars for Building Adaptive Capacity, Dr. Korem speaks on several contributing factors to the creation of AIM7, including:
- The foundational skills that gave him the edge he needed for entrepreneurship (11:30)
- How first-hand experience opened his eyes to building adaptive capacity (17:00)
- How to create the conditions to develop mental fitness (28:40)
- The failures of wearable tech – why they DON’T change long-term behavior (56:45)
How to connect with Erik:
Adaptation – Erik’s Newsletter
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