What happens to your body when you are stressed?

More than just a sore, the body’s adrenal glands react with stress hormones to manage the body’s potential levels of stress. This includes pituitary hormones that function to make cortisol and dopamine. The well-known “runner’s high” is, in part, due to the adrenal gland’s reaction to elevated levels of stress. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that plays an important role in the brain’s reward circuitry. Dopamine-induced euphoria may be an evolutionary response to the sudden increase…

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