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Physical Fitness and Stress

Fitness photoMost physical fitness enthusiasts understand the need for exercise and nutrition, but almost everybody overlooks stress! Constant stress is not only mentally fatiguing, it robs you of the fat loss, muscle gain, and energy you work so hard for. There’s a saying that a healthy body leads to a healthy mind, but it works both ways. If you really want to achieve your fitness goals, follow these tips for minimizing stress.
Don’t Under-eat
Even if you’re dieting hard to lose those last few stubborn pounds, under-eating for weeks on end will cause your stress levels to skyrocket. Eating fewer calories than you consume causes your body to slow down, both physically AND mentally – your brain requires a lot of calories, too!
So, what’s to do if you still want to lose fat? If you’ve already been dieting for a while, a good strategy is to increase your food intake to a “maintenance” level or even allow yourself to gain a pound or two back. Do this for a couple of week, and your metabolism