Stress, your body and exams

Stress, your body and exams

Exams can cause stress and stress causes changes in your body. The sympathetic nervous system switches on and resulting hormones cause physiological changes in your body. Your heart pounds, breathing gets faster, muscles tense and sweat appears. This is often referred...
Breathing Correctly Reduces Anxiety

Breathing Correctly Reduces Anxiety

Do you breathe correctly? This is crucial to reduce anxiety. Many people don’t and this can make us feel very tired – it takes much more energy to breathe badly. If you find you hold your breath, or your breathing is irregular, this will have an adverse...

How posture affects your mood

An interesting experiment was done where the testosterone and cortisol levels were measured in people who were in different poses. The testosterone in your body gives a feeling of ‘confidence’, whereas cortisol gives the feelings of ‘stress’....

Posture Affecting Mood

As mentioned in my last post, a posture which is hunched over and curled up produces an increase cortisol, ie stress. It follows that if you are feeling cold during the winter months when we naturally hunch our bodies over to try and keep warm, the feelings of stress...

Posture and mood

An interesting experiment was done recently where the testosterone and cortisol levels were measured in people who were in different poses. The testosterone in your body gives a feeling of ‘confidence’, whereas cortisol gives the feelings of...