You’ve heard that stress inhibits weight loss. When your body is under stress, it increases the level of cortisol (the stress hormone) in your body and this encourages the body to store additional abdominal fat.
Stress may also be responsible for encouraging addictive behaviors and unhealthy habits since it disrupts the part of your brain responsible for self-control.(Ah – so that’s why we inhale the pint of Ben & Jerry’s or the bag of chips or those 3 glasses of wine – when we get home from work..)
Stress is a part of life and it’s unrealistic to think we can banish it for good. However, research reveals that revving up your body with exercise is one of the most effective antidotes. Exercise is like free medicine.
Regular exercise changes your brain so it takes more stress to trigger the fight-or-flight response. Exercise also helps the heart pump more blood to the brain which causes brain cells to become more active and boosts the production of a protein that fortifies brain cells. (As Bikram says “re-energizing and re-organizing your over and under-used brain cells.” This means that the cells are more resistant to being broken down by stress.
Go to Yoga. Make Time for your Daily Workout. Reduce Stress!
Have a great day! Namaste, Daisy