Part 1.

“But my diet is clean, I exercise hard, why can’t I shift the remaining bodyfat.” This was a statement from one of my personal training clients, at Hale Fitness, last week. Ask most people and they will probably agree with you that stress is not good, but how does this relate to bodyfat levels?

Well, here goes. Today, we have to be proactive and stop stress from taking over our lives. Your body has an autonomic nervous system (ANS). This is an involuntary response system built into your body that controls many of your organs and muscles (heart, lungs, glands, stomach, blood vessels). We don’t even know it is working most of the time except when maybe we feel it in extreme situations (increased heart rate) However, what it does, is very important as it is also know as the “Fight or Flight” response (what keeps you alive when you need to fight off your attacker or run away from a dangerous situation). The 2 main parts of the ANS are comprised of the:

• Sympathetic Nervous System – Fight or Flight
• Parasympathetic Nervous System – Rest and Digest

Does “Stress” really make you fat…?
Find out next time about “fight or flight.”

Written by @AndrewNoutch, Personal Trainer, Hale Fitness, Hale, Cheshire.

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