Your brain takes a hit when you are chronically stressed, so finding a way to chill out is essential. Do something that takes you away from your daily routine, like yoga, meditation, or a long walk. Stress produces a rise in hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline, which are OK when your body needs to be on alert, but not OK all the time. “When the system is turned on all of the time it becomes detrimental to your health because of the perpetuation of inflammation and the stress that puts on your brain,” says Carmona.
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