Fat loss tips for 2020 - stress
Written by Mark Coles - Follow on Google+ | Facebook | Twitter
Modern day stress can play a part in the reason why people gain excess body fat, especially around the midsection.
Cortisol is the hormone that is produced by the adrenal glands and is released in response to any stress. Stress manifests itself physically and psychologically in ways that you don’t necessarily associate it with: illness, pollution, infection, noise, exercise and poor sleep patterns are just some. Cortisol is essential to our daily function but the problem is when we have a constant stream of stress.
Cortisol doesn’t act alone, it works with another hormone known as insulin. To deal with stress, your body produces extra energy by elevating blood sugar levels. Insulin kicks in when blood sugar levels are elevated, and if this extra energy goes unused, then the energy has a chance of getting stored as fat (mainly in the belly region).
If you don’t address stress levels, you’re simply working hard to promote fat storage.
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