Dr. Morgan believes that exercise serves us best as a tool to reduce stress. Stress is considered any noxious agent to the body and mind. Most of our stress is of the mental category and unfortunately we do not have an opportunity to react in an appropriate response. The physiological processes that occur in the body from stress are from an instinctual mechanism for our survival. It is called the “flight or fight” response. Most live out each day going to bed with cortisol which is the stress hormone at high levels in their bodies. Elevated levels of cortisol cause tight muscles, increased fat retention, and high blood pressure. If we can develop a light routine of weight resistant training with a moderate amount of cardiac fitness than we will lower cortisol and improve our well-being. The activity mimics the “fight and the flight” and eases the body and mellows the mind.