How To Manage Stress with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee

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Dr. Rangan Chatterjee's background with stress

Dr. Rangan Chatterjee knows why you're stressed! By day, Dr. Chatterjee is a practicing GP which brings him up close and personal with the ramifications of stress on the human body and mind. By night, the host of the #1 podcast in Health and Wellness, Feel Good, Live More, shares his wealth of knowledge with the masses.

Why do we feel stressed?

On today's Working In podcast episode, we learn how the extraordinary pressures of this modern life are wreaking havoc on our central nervous systems (yikes!). Dr. Chatterjee explains what's changed since the days of hunter-gatherers. Plus, how you can be the architect of your own health!

"It's not predators that are activating our stress responses- it's our lives."

Signs of Stress

The effects of stress are well documented, but its root causes are notoriously hard to define. Dr. Chatterjee shares his concept of macro and micro stress doses, and how to start listening to your body for clues.

"If you live in your life at a hundred miles an hour and you never have any time for solitude each day to actually sit and be with your own emotions and thoughts, it's very easy to ignore this."

Podcast Episode Takeaways

In this first episode with Dr Rangan Chatterjee we will cover:

  • Why do we feel stressed?
  • The physiological effects of stress
  • The stimulus responses we share with our ancestors
  • What are micro and macro doses?
  • The ways our bodies tell us we're nearing our stress threshold
  • Daily practices for reducing stress

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Curious to hear more about how our day-to-day lives affect our brains? Check out our previous episode with Dr Daniel Emina on Adolescent Psychology and Unconscious Bias.