Do you grab salty or sweet snacks when you are stressed? Do you tend to wander into the kitchen when you are bored?
According to Mintel research, twenty-five percent of Americans snack because they are bored, and sixteen percent of people snack because they are stressed.
Twenty-seven percent of adults say they eat to manage stress.
Managing stress with food or eating because we are bored does not help us achieve our health and wellness goals.
Stress management is a vital part of weight loss that is often overlooked.
When you are stressed, cortisol levels (your stress hormone) increase. Small bursts of cortisol are okay, but prolonged stress causes decreased immune function and can negatively affect our overall health.
What can we do?
The first thing you can do is focus on what you can control.
I’ve said numerous times over the past four months to fellow business owners that we need to turn an obstacle into an opportunity.
Right now, people understand that taking control of their health is vital to not only treat chronic disease but prevent it!
One of the announcers said it best in this video, “Governors should declare taking care of your body an essential job.”
One of the most popular stress coping mechanisms is exercise.
In a recent interview with Dr. Yudell on stress management, he mentioned the vital role that exercise has on stress management.
Fifty-three percent of adults say they feel good about themselves after exercising.
Over one-third of people say that exercise puts them in a good mood, and they feel less stressed after exercising.
There are physiological changes that happen in the brain, release of endorphins that make us feel good. You might recognize this as the runner’s high.
Stress and mental health is a serious concern. Managing your stress through something positive will help you feel better and actually help you take control of your health, mentally and physically.
One of the things we hear from nutrition clients often is that they struggle with stress eating.
If you struggle with boredom or stress eating, we want to see you in the FREE Nutrition Talk/Webinar on Saturday, June 27th at 11 AM EST. Register for this free webinar with the nutrition experts at Healthy Steps Nutrition >>HERE.
Ashley Osterman, the Director of Nutrition Education at Healthy Steps Nutrition, and Nicole Aucoin, the founder of Healthy Steps Nutrition, will be going through 5 proven strategies to overcome boredom and stress eating!
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