The Pretty Healthy Podcast Episode 5: How Stress Affects Your Hormones
Updated: Jun 8, 2021
Stress really does affect all aspects of our life. Weight gain, low energy, and hair loss are some of the symptoms of chronic stress. In this episode, Dr. Brandi will be breaking down acute vs. chronic stress, symptoms of high stress, and tips to manage your stress. So grab your pen, and take notes, because this is going to be a good one.
2:00 What are hormones?
3:00 Acute Stress vs Chronic Stress
5:47 Different ways to recognize stress
6:42 Symptoms of Chronic Stress
7:26 How does stress affect hormones?
10:37 Tips to manage your stress
Studies and Articles:
The Effect of Diaphragmatic Breathing on Attention, Negative Affect and Stress in Healthy Adults: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5455070/
Effects of mindfulness meditation on serum cortisol of medical students: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23724462/
Exercise and circulating cortisol levels: the intensity threshold effect: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18787373/
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