Balance for Life, LLC
Jeannette Bessinger, Board Certified Holistic Health Counselor and owner of Balance for Life LLC, is a co-author of the upcoming book, Simple Food for Busy Families, author of Your Baby's Best Food, and meal and recipe designer for the Dr. Jonny Bowden’s The Healthiest Meals on Earth. A motivational speaker and health/nutrition educator, Jeannette regularly gives talks and classes to businesses, corporations, non–profits, wellness centers, hospitals, colleges and faith–based organizations with an interest in wellness and disease prevention. Jeannette has provided services in health education and prevention for individuals and groups in a wide variety of venues for fifteen years. Creator of the Whole Life Nutrition™ approach to health improvement, she currently runs successful lifestyle change programs in both hospital and holistic settings. Jeannette acts as a lifestyle health consultant to several public and private groups and coalitions working to improve the health of schools and cities. She was a lead strategist on a citywide intervention plan for obesity funded by the RI Department of Health, and designed an obesity prevention program for Head Start with a grant from the American Academy of Pediatrics. A graduate among the first class of women at Columbia College, Columbia University, Jeannette has pursued an extensive, multi–modal education in teaching, health and wellness. As a very busy wife and mother of two children, she understands first hand how challenging it can be to maintain a healthy balanced lifestyle as a working parent. With a personal history of autoimmune disease and diabetes, she knows how vital it is to put your health first on your priority list. Much of the depth and practical nature of Jeannette's material arises directly from her own efforts to meet the challenges of balancing health, family and a lively career.
How do I know if I’m over stressed?
Jeannette Bessinger from Balance for Life, LLC discusses how to know if your over stressed.
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Host: How do I know if I am over stressed?
Jeannette Bessinger: The symptoms are a little bit different for everyone but typically you will start to notice, a kind of a burn out beginning to happen. You might notice that you are less patient with typical jobs at work. You might notice that you are less patient with the people in your family. You might notice some physical symptoms. You can get tension headaches. You can feel tightness, chronic tightness in your necks or in your shoulders. Sometimes you can actually have more extreme problems like back spasms or even migraine headaches. Some people feel the consequences of stress in their digestive system. We can end up that having more heartburn. We can end that was irritable bowel syndrome. These kinds of things are just indications that we are getting to the point where we need to think about de-stressing our systems.