Sunday, April 01, 2007

bodo lah

lagi skali saper jumpa aku tgk aku gemok pastu cakap aku senang hati pasal tu aku gemok, mmg nak kene sepak aa
aku tak kira ah saper, mmg sah nak kene sepak.. waaaaaa
senang hati bontot mak tiri jiran tetangga ko lah!

Stress and Weight Gain

Stress is something inevitable and exists in practically everyone’s lives. Traffic, work pressures, home pressures, family tension and many other reasons lead to stress which in turn causes many health risks like cardiovascular diseases and heart attacks. One additional disadvantage of stress is the gaining of weight.

Stress and weight gain is a consequence of a biological effect of the body. Weight gain related with stress is associated to emotional eating and not having sufficient time to exercise. In addition to this, even an increase of cortisol levels in the body due to stress tends to cause insulin resistance and thus weight gain.

When in stress, the body tends to release a hormone that releases corticotrophin and adrenalin. With this reaction, you find the adrenal cortex releasing cortisol that stimulates the release of glucose into the bloodstream. In chronic stress, it can create over secretion of insulin which tells the body to store fat in the abdomen.

Cortisol is a hormone that is responsible for the maintenance of blood pressure, blood sugar, stimulate insulin release and in providing energy to the body. This occurs with the stimulation of the fat and the carbohydrate of the body which in turn leads to an increased appetite. This is why cortisol is often referred to as the stress hormone.

When you get stressed, you tend to have cravings for unhealthy food like sugary, salty and fatty foods. This includes most food that are not good for you, and are less healthy which leads to increased weight gain. When in stress, many people find it either difficult to cook or have no time to cook. These people then tend to turn to getting fast food instead of eating healthy dinners.

In addition to this, weight gain due to stress is related to the metabolism of the body. An increase in the amount of cortisol in the body leads to a slowing down of the metabolism of the body. This in turn leads to excessive weight gain that is difficult to lose through dieting. Another effect of stress has on the body is over blood sugar.

Too much of stress leads to a change in the blood sugar levels which in turn brings about mood swings, extreme tiredness and some conditions like hyperglycemia. It is also possible to suffer from metabolic syndrome when in stress as it leads to larger health problems like diabetes and heart attacks.

It is amazing to learn that excess stress also determines where the fat gets stored in the body. Abdominal fat increases with higher level of stress which is not only aesthetically bad; it also creates greater health problems than having fat in any other part of the body. So it can be said that stress does indeed have a lot of effect in weight gain of a person. So don’t get surprised, instead take the right steps to curb excessive eating when in stress as this in turn only leads to weight gain and other health conditions.

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