Correlation Between Obesity and Stress

Obesity nor stress are topics to be messed with. Your health is always your top priority.

A recent study done by the University of California has shown the correlation between obesity and stress level. This study was published in “Obesity” magazine.

This study was conducted on 2527 men and women aged exactly 54 years.

In order to test the level of Cortisol (stress hormone) for each person, a strand of hair was collected from participants, in addition to their height, weight, waist and BMI measurements.

Scientists then analyzed the participant’s level of Cortisol related to healthy hair.

Results have shown that stressed individuals tend to have higher level of Cortisol and have higher possibility of obesity than others.

Obesity shouldn’t be taken lightly. Obesity is the 5th reason for death worldwide. Stress can be related to obesity and death by a simple formula:

The higher stress people encounter in their daily life, the higher their calorie intake in their saturated plats leading to obesity and unfortunately driving to their death in some instances.

To help reduce this global phenomenon, many solutions can take place:

  1. Maintain a healthy lifestyle by consuming healthy and organic food.
  2. Keep your body in shape by practicing any type of sports on a regular basis.
  3. Surgically slimming procedures are taking place such as Liposuction or Sleeve surgery.

Josh Billings once said: “Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.”