The combination of junk food and stress is damaging to your health. But when we’re under stress we are reaching after the sweets and chips, making things even worse.
The physiological relationship between the diet and the emotions is well established. But what to eat when we are under a lot of stress and how to keep ourselves from unhealthy fats and sugar?
We can define stress as a physical response to adverse or demanding circumstances. Our entire body responds to influences (stressors), perceiving them as a threat, or even attack.
Affected by these treats, we activate the “fight or flight” mechanisms, releasing a complex mix of hormones and chemicals, such as adrenaline, cortisol, and norepinephrine.
The physical benefits of exercise have been well established, and physicians always encourage staying physically active.
Exercise is also considered vital for maintaining mental fitness, and it can reduce stress. Studies show that physical activity is very effective at reducing fatigue and enhancing overall cognitive function. This can be especially helpful when stress has depleted your energy or ability to concentrate.