Sunday, February 10, 2013

Fat-Stress Connection

The stress hormone cortisol has many beneficial functions:

It assist in maintaining blood pressure, stimulate insulin release and allow the body to deliver quick energy when needed. Chronic release of cortisol, however, especially from constant stress, has been shown to negatively impact your health. In addition, chronic release of cortisol in response to on going, persistent stress has been shown to cause increased fat deposit.

Simply put, chronic stress and persistent cortisol release lead to increased fat deposit in the but and stomach area.

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