How Technology is Changing Our Bodies

Guest: Dr. Erik Peper  | Season 9, Ep. 384

“We need to be breathing slower and lower.” – Erik Peper 

Dr. Erik Peper has become a recognized expert on stress management and workplace health all over the world, in addition to being the author of numerous books and articles. In today’s episode, he shares what got him into holistic health back in the 1970s, plus why his passion and lifework became all about helping his students and other people optimize and mobilize their health. As a culture, it’s time we start looking at health as much bigger than just one window. He also shares more about his newest book called Tech Stress, which helps people re-imagine what it means to move during the day. Dr. Peper shares some easy exercises to help you become more aware of what the body experiences when your muscles get tense for long periods of time. Listeners will especially enjoy his tip about what you can do when you begin to feel stressed – and how one simple posture change can reverse the path of our thoughts and emotions.

About Today’s Guest:

Dr. Erik Peper is an internationally known expert on biofeedback (applied psychophysiology), holistic health, and stress management. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University and his PhD in psychology from Union Graduate Institute. Since then, he’s taught at San Francisco State University, where he has been instrumental in establishing the Institute for Holistic Health Studies, the first holistic health program at a public university in the United States. Dr. Peper lectures and teaches frequently all over the world and runs a biofeedback practice at BiofeedbackHealth in Berkeley, California.

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