Stress, especially prolonged exposure to stress, can seriously affect your metabolism, as well as your overall health and well-being.
There is a hormone in our body called cortisol, which aids in certain body functions. It aids regulation of blood pressure, release of insulin for blood sugar stability, increase of immunity, and proper metabolism of glucose. Small increases of cortisol can be beneficial, resulting in a quick, healthy jolt of energy and immunity, heightened memory, and a higher pain threshold. However, when too much cortisol is released or if it is released too often, it results in the following:
Blood sugar imbalances
Higher blood pressure
Lower cognitive performance
Decrease in bone density
Decrease in muscle tissue
Cortisol particularly stimulates amino acid release from your muscles to be converted to glucose that will serve as an energy source for your body to cope with stress. Yes, your hard-earned muscles are at the mercy of cor
Welcome To Steel City CrossFit Hamilton – CrossFit, Boot Camp & Weight Lifting Club
Steel City CrossFit, Hamilton was the first CrossFit gym in the Hamilton, Dundas and Ancaster area. In the spirit of CrossFit our Hamilton location provides a wide variety of fitness options including CrossFit, Boot Camp, Lifting Club, Yoga classes, Cardio, a full service gym and showers.