You’ve probably heard the term “cortisol” before. It’s usually used in reference to stress and body fat.
But what is cortisol?
Cortisol is actually good! It helps us regulate our stress response, which is something that, evolutionarily speaking, has been critical for our survival.
Ages ago, cortisol used to be released when we were in a stressful situation, which usually meant being chased by a predator. These days, cortisol can be triggered by any number of everyday events - near misses on the highway,...