Cut stress, slim down
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.