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How Stress Affects Your Metabolism

This Is How Stress Is Wreaking Havoc on Your Metabolism and Preventing Weight Loss

How Stress Affects Your Metabolism
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No matter how much we try, we can't completely avoid stress. Fortunately, there are proven ways to reduce stress, such as cognitive behavioural therapy and exercise. We know that high levels of stress can impact everything from getting a quality night's rest to an increase in fat in your abdomen region, commonly referred to as belly fat.

Stress can appear in many ways physically, but there's also a hidden way it's affecting important body processes such as your metabolism. To learn how stress is affecting our metabolism, POPSUGAR spoke with Avigdor Arad, Ph.D., RDN, CDE, director of the Mount Sinai PhysioLab.

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