CORTISOL: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY

By Susan M. Kleiner, Ph.D.

Published in AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE

Cortisol, whether you’ve read about it in the news media or learned about it in health classes, is often maligned as the bad stress hormone. Have you ever wondered why there would be such a potent chemical in the body that only does harm? While too much cortisol in the body can certainly have a negative effect, cortisol plays several important roles in the body that are worth knowing about. Read on to learn about the good and the bad (and yes, the ugly) effects of cortisol.  Read the rest of the article here

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