What Is All-day Stress and Recovery?
All-day stress monitoring reveals the presence and intensity of stress and recovery reactions as they exist in your body as physiological phenomena. This means that you can quickly see how much of your day is spent experiencing stress and how successful your body was in offsetting those stressful moments with adequate recovery. Stress is an important and unavoidable part of life, so the goal is not to eliminate it but to establish the healthy balance between stress and rest that is essential to personal well-being.
- Discover how your body responds to life’s challenges
- Identify key moments of stress and rest throughout the day
- Guide health and lifestyle decisions based on scientific insight
- Work towards balance for enhanced personal well-being
How Does It Work?
Firstbeat Analytics’ all-day stress monitoring analysis is based on an understanding of heart rate variability (HRV), small changes in the interval between consecutive heart beats. Because your heart rate is fast-regulated by your autonomic nervous system, analyzing beat-to-beat changes in your heart rate function opens a window through which your body’s internal workings can be examined. When the sympathetic (fight or flight) portion of your autonomic nervous system is dominant, variation in beat-to-beat changes is reduced; and when the parasympathetic (rest and digest) portion of your autonomic nervous system is dominant, variation in beat-to-beat changes increases.
Recognizing which of these systems is dominant and the degree to which it is dominating unlocks the ability to see and understand the very personal way in which your body is experiencing and responding to the many challenges of life and environment.
Intensity of stress, recovery and exercise during waking hours, with verbal insights visualizes the content of your day.