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Stress, Hormones and the Battle of the Bulge.

by Megan MacKenzie October 07, 2014

              

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Recent studies have shown an increased correlation between hormonal imbalances and weight gain/ stress. One Hormone in particular known as Cortisol or “the stress hormone” can have a major effect on your mental and physical well-being. A cortisol imbalance can cause weight gain, depression and an all-around feeling of disarray.

                   

According to Sara Gottfried, author of “ The Hormone Cure, ” regular exercise, yoga and meditation, in addition to a balanced diet rich in vitamins and supplements will decrease the chances of a spike in your cortisol levels. When you find that stressful feeling taking over you, make like yoga Super-gran here and take control. Seek solace in sweat and free your mind and body- you might live longer.

            

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