Foods that help combat stress, anxiety, and depression
Symptoms of depression and anxiety, as well as high levels of stress, are common in people all over the world. Not only do these afflictions take a great mental toll, they can also manifest themselves physically—in weight gain. Unfortunately, stress-induced weight gain is a very real thing. When your body is under a high amount of stress, it releases the hormone cortisol, which leads to a rise in appetite. How does this happen exactly? Essentially a higher cortisol level creates higher insulin levels in your body and a drop in blood sugar, which is the perfect combination for junk food cravings to ensue. Dr. Jason Perry Block told WebMD, “This happens, in part, because the body releases chemicals in response to food that might have a direct calming effect.” What's more, according to Women’s Health Mag, there are several other habits that stressed people do which lead to weight gain. Anxious people are often not getting an adequate amount of sleep. A lack of sleep, like stress, contributes to your body producing more cortisol. Let the snacking begin People who are stressed out are also more likely to emotionally eat and skip out on regular exercise. Not to mention forgetting to eat when you’re busy at work, which slows your metabolism and makes it more likely for you to binge later on in the day. While these are all difficult cravings to overcome, what if you could use food to help you minimize some of your symptoms and improve your mood? Instead of going for comforting junk food, try to grab one of these healthier options.
One mum has been left so incensed by the actions of inconsiderate people, she has taken the matter into her own hands. The mum has been left feeling incredibly frustrated by the actions of other parents parking on her street. © Getty Images The woman was left fuming
Taking to mothering hub Mumsnet, she wrote “Parents park on the double yellow lines at the junction of the side road blocking lines of sight for pedestrians and cars trying to turn in and out. This often results in the road getting blocked and cars reversing back onto the main road.”
She continued: “I started asking parents not to park and the junction but have been largely ignored so I have started standing on the edge of the road to prevent people parking and this has been effective. Today someone I know signalled to me to move but I smiled and shook my head and they had to park a few metres down the street. They are not happy with me. [Am I being unreasonable] to block the road?”
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A MUM of five was slapped with a £100 parking fine after pulling over for less than a minute to take an emergency call from her daughter.The mum appealed the fine stating her circumstances but has since been told she must pay the penalty, LancsLive reported.
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Many other parents had strong opinions on the matter, with one writing: “It’s the same at every school in the country and is a problem that you won’t solve. Some parents are lazy and selfish.”
“If her standing there means cars can't park there sounds pretty much like a problem solved to me,” wrote another. This was echoed by a third who said: “They’re not meant to be parking there. It’s too close to a junction.”
A fourth mum went into depth by writing “What are you going to stand there every day? Then cars will park there as soon as you leave or stop doing it. What is it really fixing.
“School needs to push council for signs, cones and enforcement. Can you teach your child to cross elsewhere? Your not wrong per se but I doubt you’ll get the response you want.”
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The mum feels embarrassed as 'everything is worse' in the UKTaking to the forum site Mumsnet this weekend, the anonymous mum shared her frustrations with other parents, asking if she was being unreasonable to be frustrated by the complaints. Explaining the situation she said: "Context, normal family home with teenage school children. Taken in mum and six-year-old, they're living in our spare bedroom (with ensuite) and living as part of the family.
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