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Cortisol is the body's primary stress hormone. While it may be easier said than done, taking intentional steps to cut excessive tension from your life will only benefit you in the long run. Learn what your stressors are and have a plan of action on how to adjust when these situations pop up in your life.
There are times when my hormones are just off, and the slightest thing can irritate me. I can't alleviate stress completely, but I’ve learned how to better deal with it as it comes.
Living a healthy blood pressure lifestyle that includes happy interactions is key.
Here how cortisol plays such a significant role in many of our bodily functions. For instances it:
What I find fascinating is cortisol fluctuation throughout the day. It is higher in the mornings and then gradually decreases as the day goes on. On the other hand, if on a daily basis it remains at abnormal levels that can mean hormonal problems.
So what can you do to lower its levels?
Stress is part of our daily lives but how we deal with it is the issue. So when we’re overwhelmed and stressed-out we may need additional help to lower our cortisol.
Social isolation is detrimental to health. We are hard-wired for personal connection, even though we are very self-sufficient. When we’re alone for too long, and for everyone being alone too long is different, and the pandemic has proven this point, the levels of the stress hormone cortisol rise, increases the odds of heart disease, high blood pressure, depression and sleep problems.
Here are six practical ways to lower the levels and, therefore, lower stress.
The first step to creating a balanced and healthy body is to be aware of how your body is currently operating. We must be able to observe areas we may struggle with increased stress. If we can do this, we can better pinpoint ways to improve our situation.
Adding in just one or two of these practices to your day can significantly reduce stress, blood pressure, which leads to lower and healthier cortisol levels.