Your adrenals are two small glands that sit on top of your kidneys. While they may be small, they certainly are MIGHTY! These two “little” glands play a massive role in trying to maintain balance in your body. One of their many responsibilities is to secrete your stress hormones – cortisol and adrenaline.
These hormones are available instantaneously in response to any type of stressor whether it’s physical, mental, environmental, perceived, imagined, good or bad. The adrenals, after sensing your stress, will activate your Sympathetic Nervous System to increase your heart rate and release sugar stores so that blood, oxygen, and nutrients can quickly get to your muscles and remove you promptly from a dangerous situation.
Sounds pretty intense, right? That’s because these are the body’s fight or flight tools in situations of survival.
But what happens when they area always turned “on”? They get tired, just like you.
When your body is constantly in “Survival Mode” there is no time or energy for healing, rest, or recovery because your adrenals are constantly under stress telling you to KEEP RUNNING.