Health Benefits of Reducing Stress

Health Benefits of Reducing Stress High levels of stress can have serious effects on your health and quality of life. When you're unable to cope with chronic stress from work, relationships, finances, etc, your body responds by increasing blood pressure and heart rate, and producing stress hormones. These can lead to serious health problems, not to mention weight gain, depression, and many more. One of the hormones produced when stress is elevated is cortisol, which is released in response to stress by the adrenal glands. If there is not a physical release of the stress (like through exercise), the cortisol

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