Hot Mess Stress ExpressThere are many flavors of stress: financial, work, environmental. relationship, housing, social, health, family, legal, bullies, and finding a parking spot. Although exercise can be an amazing form of relief, putting your body under physical stress when you already feel exhausted can cause your body to hold onto the weight you want to lose. Stress causes our neuroendocrines systems to secrete cortisol which ups our insulin-levels and our tendency to store fat. Some questions to ask yourself before heading to the gym are:
- Does just the thought of working out make me exhausted?
- Do I look well-rested and healthy?
- Is my digestion normal?
- Am I able to sleep at night?
- Is my memory worse than a squirrel’s?