Symptoms of Stress
We’ve all heard about the “beer belly” and the “mid-life belly,” but did you know that when our nervous system goes into overdrive, our body stockpiles fat that we could do without.
Stress in and of itself is a positive thing. It’s our body’s way of reacting to physical and/or psychological aggression. In fact, our bodies are genetically programmed to set in motion this survival response when stimulated. By releasing the stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol, the sympathetic nervous system prepares to cope with stress.
These hormones are secreted by two glands located above the kidneys, known as the adrenal glands. When released into the blood stream, these hormones mobilize our body to respond to stress. Continue reading >