Relaxing is much easier said than done, but it’s very important. Stress may promote the accumulation of visceral fat, according to some research. So, make minimizing stress a priority.
Stress can promote belly fat gain by triggering the adrenal glands to produce cortisol, often called the stress hormone. Sometimes even abdominal fat is called “stress belly.” There is some evidence suggesting that high cortisol levels increase appetite and contribute to abdominal fat storage.
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