How stress is wreaking havoc on your hormones – Body and Soul

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Cortisol can directly effect the hormonal system in a bad way. Not getting enough sleep, too much dieting or changes with types of diet and others can lead to a feeling of disconnect with oneself. This sometimes overwhelming feeling for some may just be a matter of finding ways to alleviate different types of stress. Being able to keep a journal and simple stretching exercises aimed to relax the body are just two simple types to keep the balance of cortisol in the body from effecting the rest of your life.

Key Takeaways:

  • Stress can have a negative affect on the body through a hormone called cortisol.
  • Stress throws the hormones out of balance and this can affect other systems of the body that contribute to well being.
  • Relaxation and a healthier diet along with anti stress postures can help alleviate the issues of too much stress.

“I was living on adrenaline, over-consuming caffeine (which spikes cortisol!), over-exercising, dieting, not sleeping well and was totally disconnected from my own body – all creating huge amounts of stress.”

Read more: http://www.bodyandsoul.com.au/mind-body/wellbeing/stress-and-hormones-jessica-sepels-untold-story/news-story/93f756fa422b71a26925d07fd1c6b6df

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