STRESS/ANXIETY ASSOCIATED WITH WEIGHT GAIN
There is a hormone inside the body that is released in response to stress or tension. This hormone is also involved in increasing appetite. So whenever a person feels stressed his desire to eat more increases. Extra fats then get deposit inside the belly region resulting in increased weight. Our body metabolize slowly under stress condition so more will be deposition of fats rather than consumption.
- Increase in blood pressure
- Tight muscle
- Increase chances of heart diseases or stroke
- Reproductive system related disorders
- Lungs or respiratory issues
- Increased joint pain.
- Chances of various cancers including breast or kidney cancer.
- Deprived sleep
- Slow mental health decline
- Digestive system disorders
- Make a habit of taking healthy meal which also reduces the chances of diabetes.
- Get outside and enjoy nature. Exposure with greenery or environment helps in reducing stress.
- Physical activity or exercise of about 20 to 30 minutes helps to maintain a normal weight.
- Exercise burns out extra calories hence helps in reduction of excess deposited fat.
- Meditate twice a week. Firstly, it helps to reduce stress and anxiety secondly, it helps out to keep a check a balance of your eating habits as meditation increases awareness and alertness.
- Practice deep breathing daily for about 10 minutes. Intake of fresh oxygen inside the body promotes relaxation and helps in elimination of toxins.
- Caffeine makes the brain alert but in long run this may cause anxiety or stress.
Make a to-do list or set priorities. This helps you to stay organized.
- Drink at least 8 to 12 glass of water a day. This helps to remove the accumulated toxins inside the body.
- Eat leafy green vegetables. They increases the production of hormones from the brain that promotes relaxation and happiness and gives anxiety killing effects.
- Try to put the electronic devices away from your bed at least 30 minutes before sleeping. This ultimately helps in stress reduction.
- When thing starts to mess up in your mind, talk to your family members, friend or share feelings and what is running in your mind with the one with whom you are comfortable.
- Learn to love yourself with all the flaws and imperfections.
- Keep a record of your eating habits and behavioral patterns. This helps to point out the triggers the in long term results in stress related weight gain