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Cortisol Belly: The Connection Between Stress And Weight Gain

Posted by Kelsey Juntwait on

Stress is an inevitable part of our daily lives, and let's be honest, it can be a real pain in the gut — literally! We've all experienced that bloated, uncomfortable feeling that seems to come out of nowhere and sticks around for way too long. But did you know that stress can actually cause your body to store fat around your midsection? That's right, your cortisol levels (a hormone released during stress) can wreak havoc on your waistline, and can lead to the development of a “cortisol belly.” Understanding Cortisol Levels and Weight Gain While cortisol can be helpful in...

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8 Signs You Have A Hormonal Imbalance (& What To Do About It)

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What is a hormonal imbalance? A hormonal imbalance typically occurs when there is too much or too little of a particular hormone in the body. Hormones are chemical messengers that are produced by various glands in the body and are responsible for regulating many physiological processes (such as metabolism, sleep, reproduction, and growth.). When hormone levels become imbalanced, they can cause a variety of symptoms, including weight gain or loss, mood swings, irregular periods, infertility, fatigue, and changes in sex drive. Hormone imbalances can occur for a variety of reasons, including natural aging, stress, genetics, and certain medications or medical...

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5 Tips For Overcoming Stress, Anxiety, & Your Inability to Rest

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Do you often find yourself feeling so overwhelmed with things that you just can’t seem to sit still? Is it hard for you to turn off your brain? Are you struggling to take a break from the pressures of everyday life?   If you answered yes to any of those questions, you're definitely not alone! Stress  and anxiety are normal responses to a lot of different situations in life — and when we're so overwhelmed with stress and anxiety, it's hard for us to hit the "off" button. Which makes it hard to actually relax. The body does this because stress and...

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5 Tips To Relieve Stress Quickly By Using Your 5 Senses

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We all experience stress to some degree. It's a physical and emotional reaction to the day-to-day challenges we all face. But that doesn't mean that stress isn't a huge inconvenience in every aspect of our lives... And it also doesn't mean that we don't want to find ways to relieve stress quickly! Is it normal to be stressed? First, it's important to remember that some degree of daily stress is absolutely normal! For example, there's no need to worry about the stress that results from an argument with your partner. Or the stress that comes from an overwhelming day at...

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5 Tips To Deal With Holiday Stress This Season

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Whether it’s stress from the financial burden of the holidays or it’s the vivid memories of a family member you’ve been grieving or if it’s just the anxiety of overwhelming social settings this time of year, it’s important to manage your mental wellbeing right now. Here are 5 quick tips to prioritize your mental sanity to survive the holiday stress this year: 1) Spend time alone when you need to. There’s no need to be constantly surrounded by activities during the holiday season. Be sure to take a step back and recharge when needed. Don’t be afraid to say “no”...

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