Stress, Portrait of a Killer
This is a great documentary that studies the dynamics of human stress, its origins in our evolutionary imperatives, and how it affects our health today.
Give it a viewing, and then give some consideration to partaking of one of the most stress-reducing activities you can possibly offer your body and mind: floatation therapy.
Floating is known to increase production of:
- Endorphins – the body’s natural pain killer and inflammation reducer
- Serotonin – a primary contributor to feelings of well-being and happiness
- Dopamine – associated with feelings of motivation and reward
While simultaneously decreasing production of stress markers:
- Adrenaline – the “fight or flight” hormone
- Cortisol – an established stress-marker in the body
- Norepinephrin – another known marker of nervous system stress