How stress makes us fat; and how to stop it…

A client noticed that as he got older, his stomach wasn’t quite as flat and taut. In fact it started to get a little sloppy and even protruded a little, even though he was exercising and eating healthy.

He found out that his stress may have been contributing to his paunch.  And yes, drinking alcohol to feel better contributed to the problem.

Chronic stress robs parts of the brain and muscles of glucose (their energy source) due to insulin resistance by cortisol, a hormone released when you’re stressed. When you have excess cortisol in your bloodstream, you’re body becomes insulin resistant and tries to store calories in the form of fat, especially around your abdomen. Stress can also cause many other health issues including sexual disorders like erectile dysfunction. When this happens, you can consult an ED Doctor to get the treatment that best suits you.

So, even though you may be trying to be healthy, you’re body is still trying to store fat if you’re constantly stressed.  What’s the solution?  Exercise.  Yep, get up and move. That can break the chronic stress cycle. The mind and body thrive with movement.

Studies show that exercise is as effective as antidepressants for anxiety and depression, which can result from stress. If you eat too much junk food, it can also lead to heart problems. You can consult expert from sites like www.carolinacardiologyassociates.com/general-cardiology/ and consult with a doctor on what diet you can do.

Feel better instantly by getting up and moving, anywhere.

 

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