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5 Ways To Instantly Relax

5 Ways To Instantly Relax

Submitted by • February 12, 2020

Stress in and of itself isn’t a bad thing. It alerts us to risky situations and helped our ancestors know when to “flight or fight” in response to lions, tigers, bears, or whatever other prehistoric dangers awaited them. Stress is supposed to quickly come and go, but because we’re faced with work, bills, traffic, health issues, raising children, 24-hour news coverage, and the pressures of social media — stress often enters our lives and never leaves.

When stress is chronic, that means our body is constantly releasing the stress hormone, cortisol. In small amounts, cortisol is necessary and beneficial. It helps us to regulate blood pressure, increase the immune system, and decrease sensitivity to pain.

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