Are you stressed out? If so, you’re not alone. Many people feel stressed these days for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately, all that tension and worry can have a negative impact on our physical and mental health.
Stress and its affect on the body
When our body is in a state of stress, we release a hormone, cortisol, to help us cope. A high level of cortisol in our body has many adverse affects, including high blood pressure, heart disease, depression, and excess belly fat (fat produced by cortisol is much more likely to be stored in the belly!) Sure we could combat these high cortisol levels by spending one day a week at the spa, or meditating for an hour a day, or lounging on the beach. But for most of us, that’s not a reality.
So what else can we do to fight stress?
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