Why It’s Hard To Turn Stress (Cortisol) Off? – Dr.Berg

The best way to cope with stress is by getting at least seven hours of sleep per day, eating a predominantly plant-based diet, exercising regularly, meditating, and staying socially connected. “If you’re practicing all these healthy habits, it helps you become more resilient and better able to adapt to life’s challenging situations,” says Dr. Shalu Ramchandani, an integrative medicine specialist at the Harvard-affiliated Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Something else that helps: quelling the body’s stress response whenever you feel triggered. Try any of these tips for on-the-spot relief.