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Stress and Weight Gain

saturday june 23, 2018

Have you ever eaten well, exercised consistently, and consumed plenty of water only to see no changes in your body? 

Have you wondered why, despite your best efforts, you find your pants getting tighter and you’re getting more and more tired.

Look back on those times. Maybe you’re experiencing it now.

What has been your stress level in those times?

You see, your body knows prolonged stress as your ancestors used to experience it. It meant prolonged periods without food.

Your body is programmed to see long-term stress as a threat to your survival, so it tells your body to do 2 things: store energy and increase hunger.

This is why we gain weight in stressful times, even despite solid food and exercise efforts.

So, what can we do about it?

Here are a few options you could look into to manage your stress:

  • Journaling
  • Meditation
  • Breath work or yoga
  • Having a coach or counselor
  • Exercise more

Managing stress is very challenging in the world today, but it is essential for our long-term health and loving the body you have now. Research shows stress as the underlying cause of many diseases, so getting your stress in check simply isn’t an option.

We’d love to help you relieve your stress here at Dynamic Fitness Solutions!

Simply fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch.