Stress is no joke. While a little bit of stress is fine when facing a big presentation, chronic stress is a major problem. That’s because Nature intended the stress hormone cortisol to be used in small doses – say, when you’re running away from an angry mastodon. But when it hangs around all the time, as it does for many people in modern society, the results are grim: heightened chances of obesity, heart disease, cancer, insomnia, chest pain and other nasty outcomes.
Plus … it’s just plain unpleasant, isn’t it? If you want to stop stress in its tracks, though, you’re not powerless. By making a bit of effort every single day, you can bring stress down to manageable levels pretty quickly. Here’s how.