Effects of stress on cardiovascular health

In recognition of heart health month, our hosts shed light behind some of the science on how stress interacts with the cardiovascular system and provide education on stress so that you can increase your ability in managing or having more control over it.

February 6, 2o24 | Brendan Copley, CSCS, ATC | Arianna Martignetti, Ed.D.

Stress and heart health

Personal trainer Brendan Copley and mental performance consultant Arianna Martignetti team up once again to discuss the effects of stress on cardiac health. In recognition of heart health month, they shed light behind some of the science on how stress interacts with the cardiovascular system and provide education on stress so that you can increase your ability in managing or having more control over it.

Brendan and Arianna delve into defining both normal healthy cardiovascular health and abnormal cardiovascular health, explore the definitions and responses to stress, and examine how mental well-being can affect cardiovascular health. They also discuss physiological and mental ways individuals experience stress, methods to manage and relieve stress, including exercise, meditation, and breathwork, and the associations of chronic stress with cardiovascular health.

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Brendan Copley

Brendan Copley

Brendan Copley, CSCS, ATC, is a personal trainer who specializes in working with endurance athletes and post-rehab clients. Brendan is a marathoner and former cross-country runner and has worked as an athletic trainer for Quinnipiac University’s cross-country and track teams.

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Arianna Martignetti

Arianna Martginetti

Arianna Martignetti, Ed.D., is a mental performance consultant who works with individual athletes, weekend warriors and teams at all levels, including competitive youth, high school, and collegiate levels, as well as recreational athletes.

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