I am NOT stressed!

Natalie-Jo Flynn, Dual certified NP, Functional Health Coach, local influencer, Public Speaker, Founder of Move That Move Health and Life coaching, Local to Euclid. 

As we Jump into July here in NE Ohio and we are slowly venturing out, there is so much to enjoy, places to see, and projects to get to doing.

Does the sound of this encourage you or stress you to the point of no action?

Think about how you perceive or react to minor stressful events, such as waking up late, getting into traffic, an argument with a loved one, planning an event, all somewhat stress causing Right?

Then step it up to stress on the job, all day long stress, maybe no longer having a job, living in an environment of perpetual turmoil.

Now Imagine you are suddenly confronted with a hungry lion, and it jumps at you and you begin to run, Would this stress you out? 

When we experience stress our bodies go into a protective mode, done through a perfectly created internal chemical reaction we come equipped with and don’t have to think about. This reaction is turned off and on by how we perceive our situation.

When the said Lion jumps out at us, our bodies, in a second, prepare us to get to a Safe place. in doing this we undergo a perfect system of changes designed to protect us:

-Our Heart rate speeds up

-Our Blood pressure increases

-Our breathing quickens

-Chemicals Adrenaline, and Cortisol are released

-Blood flow is routed away from our digestive system and to our arm and legs 

-Digestion shuts down

-Pain perception is decreased

When we escape and the lion is gone, our bodies then go through recovery, reversing the reaction to put us back to a normal resting phase.

These are all actions our bodies take on without our control based on how we perceive “danger”.

This is Fabulous right?  Well it is as long as we can get in and out of the stressful event in a timely manner and fully recover we decrease any long-term issues caused by remaining in this mode. 

The problem arises when there are no Lions in the midst yet we have a multitude of other stressful events that constantly plague us, leaving our body in this state for long periods of time.

Our Brain cannot differentiate the difference of REAL Lion chasing stress or the perceived stress of being late for work, or that near miss fender bender.

When we don’t fully recover from the stressor and are living in this state of constant stress it takes a toll on the whole body.

This can manifest into weight gain, brain and body fatigue, digestive issues, poor thinking, heart and blood pressure and blood sugar imbalances and poor immune function.

Ok The good news! 

How our body reacts to stress is normal and protective, it can keep us safe and get us motivated to do the things we need to get done.

If you notice you are in this perpetual mode of stress it is wise to recognize this and agree to take action on stress relieving activities and techniques.

Everywhere we turn there are suggestions for getting “downtime” this is when we can relax, decompress, meditate, enjoy something we like even if it’s only minutes per day. 

As a Functional health coach, I see many clients who cannot get rid of unwanted weight especially around the middle area and much of the issues are undiscovered stressors that can be negotiated.

No diet or exercise will help until the stress response is regulated and the body can work properly.

If you or someone you know would like to have a more vibrant and deserved life, reach out to me for a fun, relaxed Discovery session. 

-Discover what’s stopping you and keeping you from having the health/life change you want.

-Identify which foods, lifestyle habits you currently have that maybe bring you down and what to do about it

-Develop a step-by-step plan to create a doable life for you. 

My life passion is helping people through being stuck and feeling let down from not following thru on their health goals.

Working as a practitioner and coach, I see other healthcare professionals do not have the time or the skills to help people stay encouraged to get lasting results for what is expected for their health.

It is easier to default to old “safe” habits even though they make you feel worse, without support.

Get the right system, support, and accountability so simple actions can result in big accomplishments.
Stop beating yourself up by making promises that sound good but do not last. 

Let’s Move That Mountain! One little push is all it takes.

Visit me online Move That Mountain Health & Life Coaching on Facebook

Natalie-Jo Flynn, MSN, CHC, Functional Health Coach
text or call- 216-406-0154



Natalie-Jo Flynn

I am Natalie-Jo, a Dual certified nurse practitioner, Certified Life and  Functional Health Coach.  A master of habit change,  Getting to the root of the problem, an advocate for living a healthy, happy lifestyle, a teacher of transformation, and an accountability partner to keep clients striving to reach their ultimate goal.

As a Health Coach I will not take the place of your medical professional. I work in collaboration with your current care plan and teach you how to maximize your health through habit change using whole-istic and natural methods, set attainable goals suggest alternative ways to cope with setbacks, and support clients in the unmasking of the true meaning behind behaviors - unconsciously or in reaction to external demands. I firmly believes that change cannot occur without accountability and sustained motivation, thus the important role of a Health Coach.

 I've had 24 years in medicine and have taken a path that is best for those I serve. My mission is to Share my Passion and knowledge, strengths and experiences to connect people with their will to be well.

Its easier to stay well that to get well, I guide, advocate, teach and support you and our community the best way I know how and I keep learning an improving myself in order to be my best for others.

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