You’re a woman who never slows down or takes a day off. Between work, side hustles, and caring for kids, partners, parents, and friends, there’s very little time left to care for you. And while ambitious women make moves and get shit done, all that hustle comes at a price, if you’re not careful. We’re talkin’ headaches, weight gain, anxiety, digestive issues, and sleep problems. And for that, we can thank (not really) cortisol.
So that’s the bad news. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be that way! There’s a lot you can do to regulate cortisol levels so you can feel great, no matter what life throws at you. But before we get into that, let’s discuss cortisol—what it is and how it works in your body.