How stress could be messing with your blood glucose levels

We all experience stress when we try to balance the demands of work and home life, struggle to achieve financial stability, go for a job interview, speak in front of a large audience, get stuck in traffic, visit the dentist or doctor, pick up an injury in training or even watch a scary movie. These situations elicit a stress hormone response that causes a sharp rise in blood glucose levels, among other things.

Simone do Carmo
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What we eat affects our mood

Some evidence suggests that depression shares common pathological mechanisms with obesity, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease. These mechanisms include reduced insulin sensitivity, the production of pro-inflammatory molecules and functional changes in the inner lining of our blood vessels.

Simone do Carmo
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The 3 P’s of Stress

“But, I’m not stressed” he says as he overreacts to my observation that he may be under excessive stress from his 12-hour corporate days, his 15 hours of triathlon training per week, his poor diet and his strained relationship with his wife (simply because he is not at home enough to help with the kids)… How common is this scenario? Let’s just say every second client that comes through my door at the moment!

Ian Craig
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My tips for you to enjoy food, be healthy and connect this festive season

When the holidays come along, the average person tends to overindulge. It’s a time when we share food, that is made with love, with our family and friends. However, many people feel that if they eat that delicious-looking mince pie, they will lose all the hard work they’ve done to keep their weight in check throughout the year. Others will feel guilty and anxious. Well, if that’s the case with you, I’m here to tell you that it is possible to enjoy food, be healthy and connect with others at the same time, without losing any of the hard work you’ve done. 

Simone do Carmo
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