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Although we all dream of a stress-free life, the pressures of our modern lifestyles make it harder to completely switch off, leading to long-term stress and therefore an increase in our cortisol levels. The goods news is we can reduce our cortisol levels naturally. Read on to discover 5 ways to lower your cortisol this National Relaxation Day.
In times of stress, the adrenal glands release cortisol around the body as part of the ‘fight-or-flight’ response. This is important as it prepares our bodies to react to a perceived danger. The problem, however, is that our modern lifestyles with work pressures, smart phones and long hours make it harder to switch off, causing a stress-response in our bodies even when we are not in any danger. This long-term stress can have a detrimental effect on our health.
One clue that we experience too much stress is if we have raised cortisol on a normal day - as this could suggest we are experiencing stress in our everyday lives.
The good news is there are ways you can decrease your cortisol levels naturally. Here are 5 ways to lower your cortisol:
As cortisol levels fall and rise naturally throughout the day, a Cortisol Saliva Test is an accurate way to get a complete picture of the body’s cortisol levels as it measures your cortisol levels at 4 times throughout the day and can point to a possible chronic stress problem. For National Relaxation Day we've reduced the price of our Cortisol Saliva (4) Test - so now is the perfect time to check your levels!