How Does Stress Impact Your Metabolism?
So, I’ve mentioned that stress hormones impact your metabolism. How do they do this?
Well your brain when it needs stress hormones tells your pituitary gland to release some chemicals that will cause your adrenal gland to release cortisol (stress hormone).
The chemical that your brain sends to the pituitary gland to start the reaction to release stress hormone stops the pituitary gland from releasing the chemical that causes the thyroid gland to release thyroid hormone.
This is a normal function. Not a problem. However, when you are chronically under too much stress and your body is trying to produce a lot of cortisol it can start to create problems with your metabolism.
I was going to make a video walking through exactly how this entire process works. But, I came across this video which sums it up in a really easy to understand way (see below)
Manage Your Stress to Manage Your Metabolism
Yes, if you manage your stress it can help to boost up your metabolism. It’s one of those things that most people usually don’t want to hear. It’s much easier looking towards a supplement to help compared to making real changes in your lifestyle.
But, working on things like sleep, stress reduction, managing blood sugar and other techniques I’ll share with you have a major impact.