Stress is the “fight or flight” response that is triggered when we feel like we are under attack.
Back in our caveman days it was only triggered when we were literally under attack, like running from a bear or chasing down a deer in a hunt. Biologically what’s happening is our sympathetic nervous system is triggered, which directs blood flow away from rest, repair, reproduction and digestion, and towards your major muscle groups, so you can run or fight. It’s focused on directing all resources to survival, now. You also get a flood of hormones like cortisol, and adrenaline which help you to be energized and strong to fight or run.
The problem is in our modern society, we are rarely chased by actual bears, but have hundreds of metaphoric attacks every day. Our “fight or flight” gets tripped all day long, from when your boss sends you a nasty email to when you forget your PIN number, or think you’ve lost your wallet, even smaller things like running for the bus or doing exercise is stress according to your body.
Chronic stress means your cortisol is high all day and makes you snappy and short tempered, but also leads to other conditions including diabetes, heart disease or even cancer. And when you have high cortisol, it sends the message to store fat on your belly for the hard times it thinks are ahead.
That’s right, dieting and exercise is a stress according to your body. You simply can’t diet away your stress. You must deal with your mindset first for lasting weight loss, releasing self-judgement and balancing good nutrition with workouts that challenge you, and ones that relax you too.
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