A study has found that people with abdominal obesity have high cortisol levels. Higher levels of cortisol tend to have increased appetite and weight gain.
The adrenal glands create the hormone cortisol.
Cortisol is responsible for regulating the body during stress.
In addition to many other body functions, it aids in controlling blood pressure, blood sugar levels, and immune system activity.
Increased cortisol levels have been linked to a number of health issues, such as anxiety, depression, sleeplessness, weight gain, and muscle weakness.
When you are stressed, cortisol increases. That means you burn fewer calories. If you want to lose weight, then you need to reduce stress.
It has anti-aging, anti-cancer, anti-stress, and anti-inflammation actives.
According to experts, At 8 a.m., the normal cortisol level is 6 to 23 mcg/dl. (micrograms per deciliter). Check with your physician to find your cortisol level.
According to experts, practicing Yoga, Meditation, deep breathing, listening to the mind relaxing music, sound sleep, eating a healthy diet, eating stress-relieving foods, and taking cortisol-reducing supplements(consult with your physician), will help to reduce stress.