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!

How Sleep Affects Your Body

Sleep and Weight

Although many people may not realize how strong the connection between sleep and your health is, it doesn’t change the fact that the two are heavily linked. Studies have shown that not getting enough sleep can lead to decreased mental dexterity, reduced reaction time, and even unwanted weight gain. This means that even if you are doing your best to exercise and eat a balanced diet, you may still be gaining weight. This is why it is important to make sure that you are getting the full recommended amount of sleep each night, which can range between eight to 10 hours depending on your age and medical situation. While it seems unfair that your lack of sleep may also be impacting your weight, it's important to realized just how linked everything is in your body.

When you are sleeping well, things tend to go better for you. If you are building a house, you need to give yourself the right tools to complete the task. Life is no different. Sleep is like a hammer if you’re putting a couple of pieces of wood together. You need something to get the nail into the board. Although it may seem counter-intuitive to take a nap when you’re trying to lose weight instead of exercise, it might be what you need. It is always important to listen to your body, and if it’s saying that you need to sleep a little instead of going to the gym to try and lose weight, it might be the best idea to do just that.

One of the great things about CoolSculpting by ThinSculpting is that you can do both at once! When you come in for one of our FDA-Cleared procedures, you will have an hour or so of down time. Some people bring work, some bring books or an e-reader, while others bring a blanket and pillow to nap. We have no problem with you falling asleep in our office during the procedure, especially if it helps you get through it quickly and comfortably.

If you are interested in getting the body you’ve always wanted, and maybe a short nap at the same time, call 800-8THIN-YOU today to schedule an appointment. You will have a free consultation with one of our certified technicians in Raleigh, Durham, or Cary so that you know exactly what to expect. Come to the Triangle Region’s only diamond rated CoolSculpting facility so that we can help you find the thin that is in you!