In today’s hurry up, I want it now world, stress has become an epidemic in our daily lives and getting harder to avoid. Too much stress can wreak havoc on your body and is a major factor for the number of over-weight people in our society.
According to a meta-analysis, made up of 300 studies chronic stress has a capacity to damage your immune system. It also can contribute to weight gain, and obesity. In addition, there was a study published in the journal Appetite that showed stressed women have drastically higher waist circumference than non-stressed women.
It has long been long considered by scientists that there is a strong relationship between stress, blood sugar levels and belly fat, as well. Also, those people who suffer from chronic stress have increased insulin levels, which can contribute to weight gain, insulin resistance and finally diabetes.
When you are stressed, your adrenal glands actually release the hormones cortisol and adrenaline. Thanks to these hormones your heart rate and blood pressure are increased, thus making your blood more likely to clot, which damages your brain’s memory center. This leads to increased belly fat storage.
MANAGE STRESS BY AN ADEQUATE DIET