Cut stress, slim down

Diabetic Living - - Slim-down Special -

Fact: when you ex­pe­ri­ence stress, your body re­leases adren­a­line and cor­ti­sol – two hor­mones that cause you to feel hun­gry and to start stock­pil­ing fat. “This may be stored in the most ac­tive fat cells around the ab­domen, which are highly sen­si­tive to stress hor­mone re­cep­tors,” says en­docri­nol­o­gist Dr John Went­worth. Luck­ily, you can dras­ti­cally re­duce stress lev­els with just a few small lifestyle tweaks like…

GET­TING BACK TO NA­TURE

Re­search from the Univer­sity of Rochester says that tak­ing a 20-minute “na­ture break” helps you feel more en­er­gised and alive and im­proves your sense of well­be­ing. Give it a go!

HUG­GING IT OUT

Sci­en­tists from the Univer­sity of Vi­enna found hug­ging helps to re­duce blood pres­sure, makes you feel cared for, and also con­nects you to the ones you love.

GIV­ING NEG­A­TIV­ITY THE FLICK

Re­search sug­gests we are ge­net­i­cally hard­wired to fo­cus on neg­a­tiv­ity. Beat your bi­ol­ogy by fo­cus­ing on good things in life – try talk­ing about or writ­ing down three pos­i­tive experiences that you’ve had at the end of each day.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.