Benefits of Hormetic Stress

By

Alex Tyson

Stress is something we’ve all been taught we need to avoid, in a traditional sense stress leads to burnout, is draining, impacts sleep, and can even throw off your hormonal balance. So when we hear the term Hormetic Stress being used as something that improves our health & well-being it can be confusing. But don’t worry, if you’re scratching your head and going “what is this hormetic stress and how exactly does it work?”.

Found—Space is Australia’s longest-running infrared sauna company and in recent times we made the shift to broaden our range of hormetic tech products – equipment designed specifically to induce a hormetic stress response (known as hormesis). We’re Australia’s leading hormetic tech company and we’re pretty excited to share these amazing technologies with Australians and kiwis keen to improve their bodies and their minds.

What Is Hormetic Stress And How Does It Work?

There are good stressors for the body and bad ones. When our bodies are exposed to good stressors at the right amount, this activates protection mechanisms or survival systems in the body which result in a range of beneficial physiological outcomes that ultimately improve our health & resilience.

The beneficial outcomes can include improving physical healthemotional healthintellectualspiritualsocialoccupational and environmental health.

Examples of how you can induce the hormetic stress response in a controlled and safe manner include to maximise results include:

  • Temperature (e.g. exposing your body to heat or cold)
  • Exercise (e.g. HIIT or High intensity interval training)
  • Controlled Fasting (e.g. intermittent fasting)

What Are Hormetic Effects?

So what exactly are the hormetic effects on the body? The benefits of hormetic stress will of course differ depending on what method you use to induce the hormetic stress response, as we’re a hormetic tech company specialising in ice baths and saunas we’ve made a list of some of the benefits you’re likely to achieve through these technologies:

Benefits Of Hormetic Stress Through Sauna

  • Activation of heat shock proteins
  • Improved cardiovascular fitness
  • More supple skin. Increased heart rate which improves heart health
  • Dilated blood vessels which improve circulation
  • Improved inflammatory markers
  • Improved brain function

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Benefits Of Hormetic Stress Through Ice Bath

  • Improved cardiovascular fitness, circulation and cellular health
  • Improved cognitive function (the building of new brain synapses), resilience, focus, clarity and concentration
  • Better tolerance to stressful situations
  • Quicker recovery time after exercise (reduced inflammation, pain and swelling)
  • Slowing down the aging process / increasing longevity (including more youthful-looking skin)

If you use hot/cold therapy (alternating between the hot temps of a sauna and the cold temps of an ice bath) this can enhance the benefits of each whilst also adding some extras such as triggering lymphatic circulation (which helps to flush out toxins) and triggering your body to release endorphins & adrenaline.

Book a Discovery Call Today

Book a no-obligation call to find out more about hormetic stress and our range of ice baths & saunas so you can start exposing your body to some of these good stressors and reap the benefits for both your body and your mind.

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