Exercise & Cortisol Levels

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Although many people may think of stress as unhealthy, exercise is generally a positive stressor that stimulates your body to grow stronger. Because exercise causes stress, it can influence levels of the primary stress hormone in your body, cortisol, which is produced in the adrenal glands that sit on top of your kidneys.

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