How Stress Affects Your Health

Stress and Weight Loss

Stress is one of those universal factors that unite us all. I don’t know about you, but I have never met someone who doesn’t live with at least some level of stress. While stress is a normal part of life, many of us are stressed almost every day, and sometimes to an unhealthy level. Between work, family, school, and a million other little things that make up our lives, something is bound to keep us up at night. When stress starts affecting your eating and sleeping habits, that’s when something needs to change.

One of the biggest issues with stress, other than the constant feelings of anxiety and dread that it causes, is the potential weight gain. Many people “stress eat”, which means they snack or eat full meals even if they aren’t hungry simply because they feel stressed. In case you never paid attention to someone stress eating, it is rarely healthy food that gets eaten during a stress-induced feasts either. Even for people who don’t eat when they get stressed, their weight can still be affected. Losing weight when done based on the fact that you didn't eat is not a healthy thing either. It is always important that you focus on your overall health more than just the numbers that you see on a scale. Regardless of how much weight you may seem to lose based on your stress levels, it is wildly unhealthy to stay in a constant state of stress. Make sure that your mental health doesn’t suffer due to your physical goals.

Exercising is a great option to help you deal with both stress and your weight. Even low impact activities such as yoga can help with both issues and it doesn’t cause anywhere near as much strain on your joints as traditional weight loss methods like running. If exercising doesn’t seem to help you reduce your stress levels, try and find another healthy alternative and see how much that can impact your weight and mood.

If you are looking to get rid of stress related pockets of fat, look no further than the non-invasive, FDA-cleared fat freezing procedure known as CoolSculpting. Having a stressful life is not out of the ordinary, but feeling bad about how you look should be. Give us a call at 800-8THIN-YOU or use our online booking tool to get a consultation with one of our certified CoolSculpting technicians today. If you come into ThinSculpting, we can help you find the thin that is in you!