Monthly Archives: November 2019

HOW TO LOWER STRESS HORMONES

The body releases stress hormones – adrenaline, norepinephrine and cortisol. Each of the three hormones has its own effect. For example, cortisol is produced in extreme situations and activates the brain, so that a person can find a way out of a critical situation.

Long-term elevated levels of cortisol are harmful to the body:

  • depresses the immune system
  • causes an increase in blood sugar,
  • disruption of the thyroid gland,
  • causes skin problems
  • slows down growth
  • reduces sexual desire and impairs sexual function,
  • makes bones brittle
  • sleep is getting worse
  • the digestive system is disturbed,
  • frequent headaches appear
  • depression and apathy develop
  • becomes a constant feeling of hunger and craving for sweets,
  • fatty, junk food, which means gaining excess weight and
  • the appearance of body fat
  • in men, fat is deposited in the abdomen and lower back, in women – on the hips,
  • muscles also suffer from high levels of the stress hormone because it uses them as a source of nutrition, breaking down fibers and breaking them down to amino acids and glucose.

Adrenaline is one of the main stress hormones and has a complex effect on the body. Its level rises in situations when a person experiences fear, pain, rage, anger. The hormone mobilizes memory and attention, speeds up the heartbeat.

Norepinephrine is released during stress and increases motor activity, affects brain activity and sensory perception. An important function of norepinephrine is the ability to dull pain.

How to lower stress hormones?

Full sleep

The human body, which does not chronically sleep, is in a state of stress. For a long time, he will not work in this mode, and sooner or later health problems will begin. Get yourself a good night’s sleep. Sleep at least 8 hours a day. If you do not have enough night rest, take about 20 minutes during the day to take a nap.

Proper nutrition

A balanced diet enhances the body’s defenses and helps fight stress. To provide yourself with everything you need, eat more plant foods: for example, strawberries, apples, bananas, prunes, watermelons.

Eliminate or reduce the amount of coffee consumed, as excess caffeine negatively affects the body, increasing the level of stress hormones. But freshly brewed black leaf tea, on the contrary, will help relieve stress quickly.

Physical exercise

Exercising is one of the most effective ways to deal with stress. During training, hormones of happiness – endorphins – are released into the bloodstream. It is not necessary to play sports professionally, it is enough to choose a set of exercises that you will like.

Before correcting nutrition or physical activity, consult a doctor or personal trainer.

 

28 Nov 2019

PSYCHOLOGY OF EATING HABITS

Overeating occurs in response to stress

When you are stressed, you cannot digest food normally, function normally, and your metabolism slows down. These phenomena cause stress hormones – cortisol, adrenaline, norepinephrine. They do not promote digestion, but mobilize the body and force it to keep the muscles in good shape. In response to stress, you begin to overeat – this is one way to calm down and get hormones of pleasure. (more…)

 

24 Nov 2019

VERY SCARY FITNESS: 8 REASONS WHY WE THROW SPORTS

Reason # 1. We don’t have time for sports

We often convince ourselves that sport takes a lot of time. It seems to us so, but in fact, it is not. We will always find time for what we really want. It is important to prioritize, and everything will work out. (more…)

 

23 Nov 2019

8 HEALTHY FRUITS FOR A BEAUTIFUL FIGURE

Fruits are a source of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, antioxidants, and fiber. All these substances help the body function better, fight various viruses and diseases, and remain energetic and healthy.

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17 Nov 2019

9 RULES FOR PROPER NUTRITION WHEN PLAYING SPORTS

To bring the body into shape, training alone is not enough – it is equally important to eat right. After all, a balanced diet allows you to achieve sports results faster and more efficiently.

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14 Nov 2019

THE BENEFITS OF MASSAGE IN COMBINATION WITH TRAINING

Few people know that massage is very useful in combination with physical activity and is simply necessary for those who play sports and visit the gym.

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09 Nov 2019

HOW EXERCISE AFFECTS THE HUMAN BODY

During cardio training, many muscles are involved and a large amount of oxygen is consumed. Typical cardio training is jogging, intense walking, swimming, cycling, dancing, active games and the like.

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08 Nov 2019

BETTING ON SPORTS: WHY COMPANIES INTRODUCE CORPORATE FITNESS

In addition to the social package, coffee, tea, and free lunches, companies are increasingly providing sports activities to their employees. They compensate for the cost of subscriptions in fitness clubs, implement corporate fitness programs, equip gyms in the office and even build sports and fitness centers.

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06 Nov 2019