Cortisol is referred to as the catabolic hormone which is associated with breaking down tissue. When your cortisol level is high due to excessive stress, overtraining, not sleeping well and/or bad nutrition, you can easily gain weight, feel sluggish and your muscle tissue can start breaking down. Below are some ways to help control your cortisol level:
- Exercise Regularly
- Reduce and Manage Stress
- Get Enough Sleep
- Proper Nutrition
Please remember, if you have concerns about your cortisol level, talk to your doctor and/or registered dietitian nutritionist.