WORK­OUTS THAT WORK

Miss FQ - - Real Talk -

Do­ing loads of ex­er­cise but just not see­ing re­sults? The cul­prit could be stress and the stress hor­mone cor­ti­sol W that’s im­pli­cated in weight gain. “Our body doesn’t dif­fer­en­ti­ate be­tween real and per­ceived stress,” says Ben.” So, when we en­gage in high­in­ten­sity ex­er­cise, putting our body un­der a lot of stress, it can lead to a ‘fight or flight’ re­sponse. This re­sults in the body ‘hold­ing onto’ weight in case we need to keep ‘run­ning away from danger’.” If this sounds fa­mil­iar, low-in­ten­sity ex­er­cise that calms your ner­vous sys­tem, such as gen­tle walk­ing or yoga, might be bet­ter for your body. HIIT and boot­camp-type work­outs can be great, but Ben rec­om­mends scal­ing them back to 20 min­utes or so twice a week.

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