Our bodies were made to handle small doses of stress, but when it’s left unchecked, it can have significant effects on our overall health and wellbeing. Stress can affect a variety of systems throughout our body, including our musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, nervous and gastrointestinal systems. It can lead to tension headaches, high blood pressure and high sugar levels, weaken our immune system and increase our risk of developing depression and/or anxiety disorders. In other words, high stress can equal a low quality of life. How can we manage our stress and get our health back on track?
In Stress Management through Exercise, Patrick Faul, Center Director at the Crosby Wellness Center, will lead you through a deep dive into stress, the ways that it impacts our lives and overall health, and keys to managing stress, with an emphasis on introducing exercise as a stress management technique.
This program is presented by Patrick Faulk and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation in partnership with the Crosby Wellness Center.
About the Presenter:
Patrick is the Center Director for the Crosby Wellness Center. Prior to joining the team at Crosby Patrick, spent the last 13 years with AdventHealth in their Institute for Lifestyle Medicine in Celebration, FL. Starting as a Personal Trainer and Member Services Representative, Patrick advanced to the role of Senior Manager of Clinical and Retail Operations where he oversaw the operations of the Wellness Center, Executive Health Program and Lifestyle Clinic.
Patrick is a lifelong resident of Central Florida and holds a degree in Applied Physiology & Kinesiology from the University of Florida. He holds multiple certifications in the Fitness & Wellness Industry and is an avid golfer in his spare time.