The Stream of Tension

Written by Daryl

Daryl’s FIT TIP of The Day: The STREAM OF TENSION
There’s no getting away from stress, of course, but lingering in a constant state of alert can do a major number on your health, thanks in large part to the stress hormone cortisol. It makes the body less receptive to the feel-good neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine. It can lead to headaches, insomnia, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and lowered immunity.
Stress will always be apart of life, but knowing how to control stress is the key to longevity. Taking a step back when things get overwhelming and resetting your cognitive pathways to reduce the “fight or flight” response will help reduce cortisol. Exercise, meditation, and various healing therapies (massage, aroma, sound) can all help to reduce the ill effects of distress.
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