SM Assignment 5

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Body Signals:

Review: Think about a health concern you are experiencing right now.

  • What is the condition?
  • How is stress related to the problem?


  • What message is your body sending you about how you’ve been treating it?
  • Participate in a healthy behavior.
  • What signals does your body give you indicating that the activity was beneficial?


Write a paragraph reflecting on how frequently you listen to the feedback your body is giving you and explain how you can use that feedback to help you feel better.

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Obesity and stress
Obesity is a health condition whereby excess fats accumulate in the body causing
negative effect to the body health wise. One becomes obese when their body mass index is above
30kg/m2. This condition can be brought about by several factors such as lack of physical
exercises, excessive food consumption and it is also genetic as it is inherited from family. This is
a condition that I am fighting with (Barling, 2011). It is a genetic condition whereby I eat very
less but add weight continuously same as my mum and two sisters we are all obese.
This condition is a stressing one since whenever I want to lose weight, nothing happens.
The rate at which my weight increases is quite alarming since it gives me some emotional
tension making me feel frustrated. Stress causes increases of some hormones such as cortisol that
increases the amount of fats in the body making it hard to lose weight because cortisol increases
appetite and cravings. Another hormone related to stress and obesity is serotonin whereby it is a
chemical that makes the body feel good after eating some foods especially carbohydrates which
increase fats (Torres, 2007). Another hormone called Neuropeptide Y is released from the body
when one is stressed and it en...

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