Have you ever wondered what makes us feel stressed? We have a hormone in our body called cortisol, also named "stress hormone". It gets released whenever we’re put under stress, fear, or feel anxious. It’s what makes us sweat when we’re nervous, and get the jitters when we have anxiety. Furthermore, studies suggest that high levels of cortisol are responsible for increased intake of fatty and sugary foods and typically people with high stress levels will carry their excess weight around their midsection.
Many trending fitness programs and weight loss products are advertised with the promise that they will help your body get into fat burning mode and shed the excess weight faster. So, is there a switch in our body that can turn it into a fat burning machine?
If you’re hoping to improve your fitness and boost your general health, strength or resistance training is an excellent activity to incorporate into a weekly training regime. This doesn't have to mean hitting the gym hard every day. Working on your strength can be done in many ways, using yor own bodyweight, all type of functional equipment like TRX, resitance bands or the free weights in the gym.
Owner and creator of One Small Step, Joe has been in the health and fitness industry for 8 years and takes an all-round approach to his coaching.