Its causes are absolutely everywhere. Would you agree?
Our natural “fight or flight” stress response can sometimes go a little overboard. (Hello #momlife) It’s supposed to help us escape injury or death in an emergency and then return to normal after we’ve fought or flew. But, that doesn’t happen too much in our culture- it becomes a long-term reaction. It becomes chronic.
You’ve probably heard of the main stress hormone, called “cortisol.” It’s released from your adrenal glands in response to stress. (It is supposed to be a good thing!) It’s also naturally high in the morning to get you going, and slowly fades during the day so you can sleep.
Did you know that too-high levels of cortisol are associated with belly fat, poor sleep, brain fog, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and even lowers your immunity? Hello belly rolls! (If you carry most of your weight in your stomach, this is typically correlated with overworked adrenals due to high cortisol!)
Do you experience any of these? Well, then check this out because I have a list of 10 recommendations to help you lower this stress hormone naturally!
Know someone who encounters stress daily? Make sure to share this with them!