Cortisol and Stress
We’ve all heard about stress and how it can negatively affect health, and life in general. But where does it come from? The usual answers will stem from work, to home, to play, and everything in between. Not to mention all those little things we don’t even consciously recognize. But let’s not talk about that. You know where the stress is, activity-wise, but do you know where it comes from in your body?
The body is energized by hormones. There are many different kinds, but we want to focus on one very important hormone for this topic in the hopes that it will help us understand how to respond to stress better. That hormone is called Cortisol.