By Zonya Foco
As I shared in my last post, the constant low-grade tension brought on by everything from mismatched socks to burnt toast to unpaid bills and traffic jams spells a constant drip of the hormones adrenaline and cortisol. And does this ever spell trouble!
Adrenaline and cortisol can be hero hormones if you're competing in sports, exerting high physical energy or in an emergency situation. But if you're just driving your car, sitting at your desk or exerting normal energy, these hormones aren't properly utilized and become corrosive to your arteries by raising your blood pressure, cholesterol and inflammation markers.
I'm not talking about your typical muscle tightening and stress headaches here. I'm talking about increased risk of heart disease, compromised immune system, weight gain and even depression!
Burning off the excess "stress hormones"; i.e. cortisol and epinephrine, through regular exercise adds to the multitude of health benefits exercise already provides. Eating right means committing and planning ahead for smarter choices, even when time is tight.
To help you manage these menacing stress hormones—without medication—here are a few surefire solutions for "stress-busting" your life:
Stress-Busting Eating Plan
Stress-Busting EXERCISE "QUICKIES"
Upon Rising in the Morning…
While at the Office…
While Watching TV…
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