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A Lesson On Stress and Weight Gain From Method3 Campbell Personal Trainers

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A Lesson On Stress and Weight Gain From Method3 Campbell Personal Trainers

You might have heard that stress kills. Did you know it can also make you gain unwanted weight?  True story!

Our Method3 Campbell personal trainers want you to know that when we’re stressed, our bodies release the hormone cortisol. It’s part of the “fight or flight” reaction that served a super-important function in caveman times when our ancestors encountered, say, a saber-tooth tiger.

But it can be harmful in our modern world, leading to sugar cravings and overeating – which can lead to unwanted weight gain.

Which causes more stress.

A vicious circle, indeed.

Stress also causes a lot of people to indulge in “comfort foods,” which tend to be high-fat, high- sodium, and high-sugar.

How many times have you come home from a hard day and cracked open a bag of potato chips or polished off a pizza?

It happens- even to our Campbell personal trainers!

So, learn to manage your stress by exercising, improving sleep, drinking less alcohol, and eating a healthy diet. Try yoga, meditation, mindfulness, or getting lost in a good book or music.

Our Campbell personal trainers suggest that when you feel your body tensing up, notice it, and deliberately calm down with three deep breaths.

Smile, even a fake one. It actually does lead our brains to smiling and meaning it. Similarly, “fake laughing” produces the same stress-fighting physical reaction that “real” laughter does.

It’s true!

If you’ve been doing all the right things and your body isn’t changing, you know where you should be looking – into your ability to manage stress.  

We know making changes alone is never easy, let our Campbell personal trainers help you! We'll coach you with our proven method to finally fit nutrition into your life, reign in your stress and help you shed unwanted pounds and improve your performance.  

Fill out the "Request More Information Now" box above to receive your free consultation with one of our Campbell personal trainers and experience the Method3 difference OR call us (408) 371-1212 to connect.  I'm looking forward to talking with you!


Live Stronger For Today,

John Heringer

Chief Motivator, Method3 Fitness


Method3 Fitness is conveniently located in San Jose.  Our team of personal trainers serve clients in Los Gatos, Campbell, Willow Glen and other surrounding Bay Area cities.  




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