Stress And Obesity


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Stress, it is something that comes up in all of our lives. However, stress is one of the key factors in the ever growing problem of obesity. Recent studies have shown the more stress there is in a person’s life the greater the chance of them becoming obese. Luckily there are a number of ways for reducing stress that can help those of you that experience high levels of stress. The first way is to make sure to set aside time to relax and do something you enjoy. Put all thoughts of whatever it is that puts stress on you out of your mind and concentrate on doing whatever it is you enjoy. If you are on a schedule then schedule the time and use a timer or alarm to keep track but for that time put everything aside. It can be something as small as taking a nap, or reading a book.


Meditation is a great way to reduce stress and increase concentration and cognitive speeds. By meditating, clearing the mind and relaxing the body you can allow stress to flow from you. Not only that but often times meditation can provide the answers to questions or problems that are causing stress in the first place.


Not only can exercise work to relieve tension in the body and the mind but it is a good way to fight obesity. If you are stressed consider going for a run, or heading to the gym. Even just putting on some dance music and dancing can help relieve tension, reduce stress and keep your muscles and body in shape.

Taking regular time off

This is something that most people don’t do. The human body simply wasn’t designed to work the way we work our bodies. Taking time to rest and recharge is essential to removing stress and thereby preventing obesity.


There are a lot of things in the diet of average people that are causing an increase in toxins. Highly processed foods, fast foods, and fatty foods are all contributing factors. These toxins put unnecessary stress on the body, slowing its processes down and making it a less efficient machine. This is also a form of stress and a definite contributing factor to obesity .

If stress is a major part of your life and you are obese or are in a risk category for obesity consider the before mentioned ways of reducing stress to help make sure you can fight against obesity and make sure you stay healthy as well as happy.

A webmaster of Obesity Therapy website; a one stop obesity resource center.


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