Mental Health and Stress

Just as important as getting your blood pressure checked and setting up your annual physical, mental health and stress need to be addressed frequently when you have a demanding career. Health Fit Clinic offers a full spectrum of stress-reduction classes, mental health screenings, and personalized care for individuals and whole departments. Get in touch to see how Dr. McCarthy can partner with you to stay mentally fit and help manage your stress for better overall health and wellness.


Stress Resilience

Your stress resilience describes your ability to tolerate and adapt to unfavorable, stressful situations. It’s basically how you cope with the higher levels of stress. Becoming aware of your stress resilience helps improve your ability to tolerate high pressure situations without a reduction in your quality of work, health, and wellbeing.


Performance Under Pressure

There is a reason why some of us react differently in stressful situations. The way in which you process information whilst under stress varies from person to person, and part of this variance can be explained by the results of your genes. There are two versions of this gene: the Strategist version and the Warrior version. Find out which type you are naturally and learn ways to be at your best under pressure.


Morning Lark or Night Owl?

Have you ever noticed how some people can get up early and be energetic, whilst some of us don’t feel alive until after 10 am and a bit of coffee? The same is true at the opposite end of the day, some people prefer to go to sleep earlier, while others find getting to sleep before midnight difficult. This is done to difference in circadian rhythms – the internal clock that governs your biological processes. Your genes can show if you are predisposed to being a night owl vs a morning lark. Use your natural chronotype to improve productivity.


Sleep is one of the most important factors in helping your stress and wellbeing, but when it comes to the quality of your sleep, we’re all very different. Some of us find it very easy to fall asleep into a deep sleep or stay asleep in a noisy environment, while others are the opposite. Understanding your natural patterns helps our providers design sleep programs that work with your genotype.

Nutrition and Caffeine

How you eat and what you drink can have a powerful effect on mental health. Caffeine has been called the most popular drug in the world. It is found naturally in over 60 plants including the coffee bean, tea leaf, kola nut and cacao pod. While millions of Americans consume coffee daily, it can be helpful or hurtful to your mental health depending on how your body processes it. You will find out if you are a fast or slow metabolizer of caffeine.
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