Could stress be adding to your weight gain? Studies have shown that stress plays a major role in body fat.
When we are stressed our bodies release a hormone called cortisol. In short burst cortisol; promotes fat burning, increase energy and focus. Which is great if we are running away from a bear or fending off rattlesnakes. However, if we are under constant stress, cortisol levels remain elevated. The effects of prolonged exposure to elevated cortisol are; increased appetite, increase blood sugar levels, and increase fat storage.
The end result being that constant stress makes it difficult for our bodies to let go of excess body fat. That is why I want to show you three simple exercise techniques that will help lower your stress while building muscle.