Dr. Mattson discusses the importance of alternating between periods of stress and recovery. After exposure to hormetic stressors such as exercise or fasting, periods of rest are necessary to build adaptations to the stress. For example, exercise increases muscle growth. However, this growth only occurs following a period of rest, during which new mitochondria are produced. Switching between challenge and rest is critical for the body to reap the benefits of mild stress such as fasting. In this clip, Dr. Mark Mattson describes the importance of incorporating rest, recovery, and refeeding into one’s routine.
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Original episode posted Oct 7, 2021.