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Stress Hormones & the Battle of the Bulge

Stress Hormones & the Battle of the Bulge

Recent studies have shown an increased correlation between hormonal imbalances and weight gain, and so reminding us of the importance and power of balance.  One hormone in particular known as cortisol or “the stress hormone” can have a major effect on your mental and physical well being, as cortisol imbalance can cause weight gain, depression and an all-around feeling of disarray. So how can you help yourself back to your peace of mind when the stress clouds gather and the muffin top keeps raising it's doughy head?

According to Sara Gottfried, author of “The Hormone Cure”, you can help yourself by regular exercise, yoga and meditation. In addition a diet rich in vitamins and supplements will decrease the chances of a spike in your cortisol levels and help restore the healthy state of your physical well being. When you find that stressful feeling taking over, make like yoga super-gran here and take control! Seek solace, and find your peace of mind in sweat and movement. Freeing your mind and body through regular exercise, you will be able to enjoy the power of balance - and possibly live longer.



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