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From: NPR

Stressed Out? It Might Not Just Be In Your Head. How Your Muscles Affect Your Mood

A lot of us associate our neck and back pain with spending hours hunched over our devices. We also know that good posture and core strength can help prevent those aches and pains. But researchers say it can also help us feel less stress.

It all comes down to the inner part of our adrenal glands—the adrenal medulla—which releases adrenaline into the body, says Peter Strick, a leading neuroscientist at the University of Pittsburgh.

When we’re stressed, the brain sends a signal to the adrenal medulla. That signal triggers the fight-or-flight response: increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, nausea, and other unpleasant symptoms.

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