Danielle Atcheson, Executive Health Coach & Founder
Hi, I’m Danielle.
Back when I was working 10+ hours a day, sometimes 6 days a week, I honestly didn’t know that I was also putting my health at serious risk. I was just doing what I needed to do for my company and for my career. I knew it wasn’t the most ideal work-life balance, yet my job made me feel successful and significant – with the airline miles and hotel status to prove it – so I continued on this path.
It was my “Great Inflation” in 2012 that changed everything. In just 30 days, I filled up like a balloon, gaining 20 pounds. I was now suffering from all-over inflammation caused by chronic stress.Through my quest for job success and significance, I had unknowingly accepted Stress as my status quo; Anxiety from client and leadership demands; Overwhelm and Fatigue to meet accelerated timelines; Low Energy and Brain Fog from poor food choices when under high pressure; Worry over my job security and career path.
My “Great Inflation” was a scary time for me, yet I am grateful that it wasn’t worse. Experts say that once our stress response system goes out of whack, then other body systems like blood pressure and blood sugar stay in “fight or flight mode”, essentially causing our body’s systems to deregulate. And then, like dominos, if the first one falls, the others will soon follow. This is why chronic stress is linked to heart disease (the #1 killer in the US), high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type II diabetes, and depression.
Wow, that’s some scary stuff, right?!
I’m telling you this, not to be Debbie Downer, yet rather to give you background on my motivation to start my business, One Degree Health.
With serious disease, like cancer, and premature deaths on the rise, now, more than ever, there is a strong need for health and wellness programs that go beyond facts and statistics, through empowering and instructing business professionals with HOW they can integrate health habits into their work/life structure that will reduce their specific stress and stressors.
Welcome to One Degree Health! I hope you’ll get started by downloading my free 7-step guide, potentially preventing your own “Great Inflation”.
Cheers to your health! ~Danielle
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