Ding Dongs and Doritos have never solved anyone's problems, but that doesn't keep us from seeking solace in food. When work gets hectic, when plans fall apart, when relationships founder, we often try to calm our minds by filling our stomachs.
The combination of aging and stress can cause major hormone imbalances and lead to many serious health problems. Understanding how to limit and manage physical and emotional stress can be especially beneficial as we age.
Learn about the function of your adrenal glands and how stress can lead to adrenal fatigue and can cause unwanted symptoms such as anxiety, depression, fatigue, indigestion, weight gain, reduced tolerance to stress and irregular sleep cycles.
Why do our bodies signal us to eat in times of stress? Stress eating is common when facing difficult problems or even if you’re just feeling bored! Emotional eating can really sabotage your weight management efforts. Let’s explore what internal factors contribute to stress eating, including the role of cortisol and ghrelin in stress and hunger, and what you can do to take control of your eating habits and stay on track with your weight management goals.
What does your body type mean and what does it say about your health? Let's examine the characteristics and health indicators of the three basic human body types: the endomorph (round/soft) the mesomorph (athletic/muscular) and the ectomorph (slim/petite).