Reduce stress hormones by sweating!
The most effective way to reduce stress hormones without altering your mental state is to move and sweat.
A sauna is one of the best ways to reduce stress hormones and increase endorphins, the “feel-good” chemicals in the brain.
When you sauna, you increase blood flow and oxygen to your brain, boosting your mood and reducing the stress hormone cortisol. When you feel anxious your sympathetic nervous system in preparation to react (the fight-or-flight response), which raises your heart rate and your body temperature, the physical release of sweat during heat therapy can help to reduce anxiety.
Regular sauna use helps to improve your overall physical and mental wellbeing. It has also been linked to improved sleep, increased relaxation, and enhanced feelings of well-being.