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Cortisol and Stress

Cortisol is a stress hormone in the body that is naturally released from the adrenal glands everyday during regular activities. Since stress is also a natural part of life, the cortisol and stress connection is a strong one that can either work for you or against you depending on your lifestyle.

Cortisol has important responsibilities in the body, such as:

During times of stress, especially during the fight or flight response, higher amounts of cortisol are secreted in the body. This high amount of cortisol is what helps us survive. Cortisol, in high doses is the body's survival hormone.

Cortisol and Stress are Important, BUT....

As important as cortisol and stress are to the body, experiencing high amounts for prolonged periods of time can hurt the body when regular stress management and relaxation methods are not used to bring balance back to the body.

Whether chronic stress, anxiety, or panic attacks are experienced, prolonged high amounts of cortisol hurt the body in the following ways:

What Can You Do about Cortisol and Stress?

It is very important to do whatever you can to balance the stress in your life. Prolonged cortisol and stress can have serious negative effects on your health.

One of the most important things you can do for yourself is to take care of yourself inside and out!

Recommended Reading on Cortisol and Stress

The Cortisol Connection: Why Stress Makes You Fat and Ruins Your Health — And What You Can Do About It by Shawn M. Talbott

Return from Cortisol and Stress to Biggest Causes of Stress

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