June 28, 2021
Feel Stressed and exhausted? No wonder. We are bombarded with demands every day through work, school, our relationships, extracurricular responsibilities, and the stressors of the trappings of modern life. To us this may just feel like normal life, but our brains frequently treat these constant pressures and demands as stresses and threats. This triggers our systems to respond with the production of the stress hormone called cortisol. When we become habituated to this life style, we simply live in a state with elevated cortisol levels and our health suffers as a result. When your cortisol remains high, you’re at risk for weight gain, sleep disruptions, mood changes like anger and aggression, thyroid disorders, low energy levels, high blood pressure, and diabetes, to name a few.
You can start to unwind this cycle by starting with some simple ways to lower your body’s cortisol level; small changes that really make a difference. Try some or all of these 15 things today to lower your body’s cortisol and improve your health.
Any one or more of these techniques can help you control your body’s stress responses naturally, and the best part is you can do them at any time without any special training or gear. Taking control of your cortisol levels naturally can help you live a longer, happier life no matter what life throws at you.