Obesity is becoming a more striking problem nowadays. Recession and the current economic crisis have also made the matters worse.
Stress has been considered the factor capable of triggering weight gain process. Stress can be different depending on what caused it, however, the effect of it is the same, no matter financial or any private matters were the ones that let you down.
Economic crisis is one of the reasons as it affects the way people feel about their lives. Stress is dangerous as it is able to evoke a lot of illnesses such as heart disease or stroke, increased blood pressure, as well as more risk of developing cancer. Weight problems are also associated with stress not in the last place.
Among men and women the latter are more prone to develop stress induces weigh gain. Women are more emotional by nature and they tend to take a lot of unworthy things to heart. Therefore they found themselves in the state of stress more frequently than men, especially when it comes to relationship issue. And in such a state most of women tend to overeat; which becomes the main reason of form loss and undesired kilograms to appear.
Men also gain weight but not because of emotional stress based on relational problems. Their stress is often work-connected and of a more ambitious kind. In our society men are expected to be successful and therefore they have to compare themselves with others. If there are points at which they fail, this is common reason for stress, sometimes a very tough one.
In order to deal with this problem you should understand where it comes from. Then, you will have to make some changes in your lifestyle and diet in order to avoid undesired consequences. This can be hard and here, again, you should solve the problem that makes you feel bad, get rid of the stressful factor, and then think about weight issues.
Start your own stress management program and make exercises and healthy diet a part of it. The latter two are essential factors not only in stress reduction and weight loss, but they are also very beneficial for your general health as well.