It´s a well known saying, stress makes fat. But why is chronic stress "fatening". The hormone cortisol which is released during stress makes us crave snacks, inhibits metabolism, and makes the work of insulin, the hormone responsible for blood sugar regulation and fat storage, much harder. In this article, you get the briefing on how to lower your chronic cortisol levels with the right diet, lifestyle, and mindset.
Newly discovered tribe in the Amazon rainforest, untouched by western civilization until now", the news anchor reports. Accompanied by pictures of men in loincloths with spears. Think about it, what is the picture in your head? They are extremely ripped, aren´t they? Why is that? And don´t give me the "they have a low-calorie diet" myth. Humans are gourmets, independent of which civilization level they are in. They have enough calories. That´s not the reason. Why are they so effortlessly fit? Read why here.
Even a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step – Chinese proverb. Or even better: “Many false a step was taken by standing still” – fortune cookie in a Chinese restaurant. This is true for most of us, thank you, Mr Wang! Have you ever wondered why some people have seemingly no problem staying in great shape, while others struggle immensely all their lives? Over the last year, we have interviewed outstanding experts for and with you in the field of inflammation, nutrition, high intensity training, sleep and a clear picture starts forming in my head. Learn about it here.
Wearables wear off extremely fast. Dad joke, I know, sorry it´s because I will be one in January. I have card blanche now. But seriously, how many of you have a Fitbit or other wearable fitness, activity or health tracker? Most likely it sets dust in the corner after the initial excitement. If you are not a professional athlete or biohacker, wearables are simply not worth your money. Let's explore why.