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Are you feeling stressed right now? This is a question you need to start asking yourself. Another important question to ask yourself is, can you do anything about it? The cost of stress can be daunting. However, the truth is that many people have the wrong ideas about stress.
Not all stress is bad. In fact, some stress can be good depending on the situation. It can help you handle serious situations safely. It can help you power through a workout.
The problem lies in chronic stress.
The people that stress from the moment they wake up until they go to bed day in, day out - eventually they will pay for it. By staying in a constant state of stress, you’ll pay with your mental health, your immune system, your cardiovascular system, and even in the way you produce your hormones. The bottom line is that constant, chronic stress will, over time, have an adverse effect on your overall health and well-being.
How can you move passed that negative type of stress?
Aging is a fact of life. It’s not good, it’s not bad, it’s just something we all do with time. As we age, our bodies change. One thing that starts to change within our bodies as we age, is our hormones. They can get out of balance, and as a result, we experience undesirable effects mentally, physically, and even emotionally.
Today, we’ll cover three hormones that have a direct impact on your body that you may not realize that you actually have the power to control. Those three hormones are insulin, cortisol, and vitamin D. Insulin is affected by the foods you eat. For example, people who consume a lot of sugar, carbohydrates and processed foods are more likely to have high levels of insulin. These high levels can lead to being pre-diabetic, or having type one or type two diabetes.
Cortisol is related to stress. When we are stressed, our body produces it to protect us. The problem is our body doesn’t know if the reason we are stressed is not about...
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