Midweek chill out
Atkinson, Escobar and Scotland
When you are in 'fight or flight' mode your adrenal glands secrete cortisol. This gives you the energy boost, reduced pain threshold and increased blood pressure to help you deal with the immediate situation. However, prolonged periods of high cortisol levels can lower your quality of life and ability to perceive and understand your environment.
Cortisol release can be triggered by any number of stressful situations, including challenging work conditions, caffeine, a shortage of sleep, even travelling by train.
Researchers have found that laughter and music both help reduce stress hormones. Living Money's mission is to help you sleep at night and live wholeheartedly by day, so we are happy to offer a midweek de-stress chill out, a short post with a piece of laughter, a bit of music and something to help you think, for a while, about something completely different.
(With thanks to Amy Brann, neuroscientist and author)
Laugh out loud
Rowan Atkinson as Fr Gerald in Four Weddings…
The magic of music
Damien Escobar making his violin sing like Whitney Houston. Powerful.
Discover more at Damien Escobar
Something to think about
Stunning drone footage from wild Scotland
Discover more at National Geographic
Last weeks alphanumeric riddle answers:
27 = letters of the alphabet
57 = Heinz varieties
12 = Signs of the Zodiac
Exercise and water are also important. Don't forget them!
Until next week…
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