More stress could mean wider waistline for women: Study

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Stress is present in anyone, but women take it to heart more than men. Researchers have studied the relationship between obesity and life events in middle-aged or older women. These women were also researched depending on the type of stress from traumatic events or negative life events that have happened in the past. It showed that the women who had a least one traumatic event had at least a 11 percent increase in obesity compared to women with no traumatic events.

Key Takeaways:

  • As women age it is natural to gain weight along the way. The hard part is maintaining the weight so one does not become over weight
  • The stress of family and work can cause weight gain. We have to monitor what goes in our mouths.
  • Being unemployed and being rejected for numerous jobs can cause a ice cream binge. It imperative to eat heaalthy snacks

“Women who experience more stress from major life events are at a higher risk of developing obesity than those who do not face any stressful events, a study has found.”

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