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From Stress to Serenity: Managing Blood Glucose Levels

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

The impact of stress on metabolic activity has been frequently documented, with one of the primary responses being the mobilisation of energy as part of the fight or flight response. The release of different hormones in response to stress can lead to an increase in blood glucose levels.

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• Consider incorporating different stress relief practices into your routine, such as deep breathing or meditation.
• Engage in hobbies or activities outside of your daily routine as it can help provide a much-needed change of pace and perspective.
• Try exercising or playing sports to release endorphins, which are known as “happy hormones” and can boost your mood and overall well-being.

In stressful situations, the body produces cortisol and adrenaline, which are stress hormones. These hormones can activate the liver to release glucose from its stores. It does so as part of the “fight or flight” response. Therefore, this could lead to an increase in blood glucose levels. You can use the tips mentioned above to manage your stress, thus managing your glucose metabolism.

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