Dr. Gregg Jantz Breaks Down Acute and Chronic Stress and How They Affect Our Bodies
Esteemed speaker and author of over 30 published self-help books, Dr. Gregg Jantz have spent decades researching and teaching his audience to overcome negative life aspects.
Dr. Gregg Jantz has dedicated decades to helping people around the world uncover the root issues of their unhappiness. Through his revolutionary “whole-person” care, he’s able to teach readers to improve all aspects of their lives by considering factors such as physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual well-being and how they relate to one another.
Stress, common in the lives of almost every living person, is one of Dr. Gregg Jantz’s most discussed topics. In books like Overcoming Anxiety, Worry, and Fear: Practical Ways to Find Peace, he provides readers with simple steps to improving stress symptoms and lightening emotional burdens.
However, when it comes to stress, Dr. Gregg Jantz reminds readers that it isn’t all bad and that some stress is actually a critical human component.
“Acute stress is the slam-on-the brakes kind of stress,” says Dr. Gregg Jantz. “It’s tied to a specific event that is perceived as either dangerous or demanding.”
Acute stress can prove useful, mainly because it’s your body’s natural reaction to potential threats or danger (even if the threat isn’t necessarily directed at the person in question). It has its hand in the “fight or flight” reaction taught about in grade school.
Dr. Gregory Jantz Helps Readers Understand the Reasons for and Effects of Acute and Chronic Stress.
“When acute stress occurs, your heart beats faster and your breathing speeds up because your body produces adrenaline,” says Dr. Gregg Jantz. “In the heat of the moment, all of that extra energy and heightened physical response may be necessary if you need to fight your way out of a problem or run away from it.”
If a person steps out in front of your car, acute stress kicks in and a driver will slam on their brakes in reaction. When the danger passes, the body calms down again and the driver and pedestrian can continue on their ways.
Dr. Gregg Jantz says acute stress can have lingering effects (such as tensed muscles and difficulty concentrating) but that most symptoms disappear shortly after the incident. Chronic stress, on the other hand, is the drawn-out kind that can cause people to “snap” or suffer from a mental break in some way.
“This is a state people find themselves in when faced with difficult, ongoing situations such as unhappy home life or stressful job,” says Dr. Gregg Jantz. “There’s no slam-on-the-brakes emergency but a continual drip-drip-drip of a demanding situation that never seems to go away.”
Chronic stress can have severe impacts on your health, including rapid heartbeat, headaches, stiff muscles, upset stomach, frustration, and more. Dr. Jantz asks that his readers examine the various aspects of their lives to uncover the causes of chronic stress through the lens of “whole-person” care and eliminate the problem at its source.
“While acute stress may help you out in a sticky situation,” Dr. Gregg Jantz says, “chronic stress will only ever wear your body out.”