What to do to stop food stress, said Natalia Konyukhova, a member of the Association of Specialists in Educational and Functional Medicine and a member of the Association of Nutritionists and Health Coaches, in an interview with Moslenta.
She noted that during stress, the corresponding hormones enter the body – noradrenaline, adrenaline and cortisol, which leads to a decrease in cellular sensitivity to insulin, also affects the entry of glucose into the cell and inhibits its breakdown .
With a high level of cortisol, the stress hormone, blood sugar increases and the sensitivity of cells to the pancreatic hormone decreases, the activity of thyroid hormones decreases, which affects the metabolism. The desire to eat something sweet increases in a person, that is, the desire to get the most affordable source of energy. Thus, stress can be a direct cause of obesity.
Konyukhova recommended increasing physical activity to combat stress, which reduces anxiety, promotes active production of endorphins, normalizes blood sugar and relieves muscle tension.
According to her, active relaxation, massages, spa treatments, dancing, stretching and a hot salt bath can become an alternative.
She also recommended monitoring the time of work and rest, so as not to slow down the process of recovery of the nervous system.
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