Functional Fitness

Men’s Wellness Experts in Tucson, Arizona

What is Functional Fitness?

The Functional Fitness Protocol is designed to optimize your fitness level and increase muscle health, aerobic function, mobility, and weight loss. This is not a one size fits all protocol. Our customized programs are built around your current level of fitness and focused to meet your individual goals. We employ a dynamic fitness regimen that emphasizes strength training, mobility, and endurance training to promote cardiovascular health and injury prevention.

What’s Included in the Functional Fitness?

The Functional Fitness Protocol begins with a baseline fitness assessment during the comprehensive physical exam in our office. We will estimate your VO2 max as well as establish some physical baselines. You will then meet with our fitness director at a training facility. Ongoing physical fitness assessments allow your plan to evolve with you.

As part of the Concierge Wellness plan, we serve as your wellness coaches. As part of the Healthy Male Plan, you will have a fitness program designed for you to follow independently without the wellness coaching. You will, however, have regular fitness evals to keep you focused. Both plans are geared to maximize your success.

The incredible benefits of fitness are multiplied many times over when your body’s metabolic function is primed to use your stored energy more efficiently. Our Metabolic Enhancement and Functional Fitness Protocols are therefore designed to work together to help you achieve maximum results beyond what each could accomplish alone.

Functional Fitness FAQs

What are the symptoms of chronic stress in men?

Symptoms of chronic stress in men may include changes in sleeping patterns, increased irritability, difficulty focusing, headaches, and decreased energy levels.

What are some options to reduce stress?

Men can reduce and manage stress through various methods such as exercise, meditation, and seeking help from a mental health professional.

What health issues can stress lead to in men?

Stress, particularly chronic stress, can make men more susceptible to health issues like high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, gastrointestinal problems, and depression.

Can stress affect your physical health?

Yes, stress can have a negative impact on physical health and can manifest in symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, and constipation.

Can stress affect sleep?

Absolutely. Stress can disrupt sleep patterns, leading to either insufficient or excessive sleep, and in some cases, it can result in insomnia.

Is stress always a bad thing?

No. Sometimes stress is a positive thing. Many moments in life are positive and stressful including becoming a parent for the first time, taking an important exam, finishing the last mile of a marathon, or going to the first day of a new job. When stress is positive, it can be the thing that spurs you on and helps you to achieve your goals.

What are the behavioral signs of stress in men?

Some of the common behavioral signs of stress in men include overeating or undereating, drug or alcohol abuse, grinding teeth, and exercising less than normal.

How does stress affect men and women differently?

There have been multiple studies done on how stress affects men and women differently. Women have been shown to develop depression due to stress while men are more likely to develop substance abuse. Additionally, men are more likely to see negative effects on their cognitive processes due to stress while women are more likely to be constantly on edge.

Can exercise help with stress?

Exercise can help your overall health but it can also help reduce your stress levels as well. It can increase the level of endorphins in the brain making you feel good. Exercise can also decrease the level of stress hormones in the body.

What Steps Should I Take Going Forward?

Wellness and vitality begin when you decide to take charge of your mind, body, and lifestyle. To meet with our team and take advantage of the many benefits of our program philosophy, contact our Tucson office by calling or filling out our online form.

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