Stress is an unavoidable fact of life that can cause a number of health problems, including weight gain. And this doesn't just mean emotional eating: recent research demonstrates that stress affects your weight on an even deeper level. Stress increases levels of a hormone called cortisol, which stimulates your appetite, particularly for carbohydrates. Have you ever noticed that you reach for cakes, chips, and starches when you get the stress munchies? That's how you gain weight. And it's the kind of weight that gets stored as deep intra-abdominal fat, which is often associated with the apple shape and increased health risks.
It is a proven fact that you can reduce your cortisol levels and your cravings for excess carbohydrates by learning the simple skills of relaxation. This CD contains a series of guided relaxation exercises that each take only five minutes. By following the soothing voice of your guide, Gael Chiarella, you will learn to focus on your breath, visualize tranquil imagery, and create a sensation of deep relaxation throughout your entire body. Your lowered cortisol levels and increased awareness will help you reduce your weight easily and naturally. Once you learn these techniques, you can also use them without your CD.
This CD also contains an additional 45 minutes of music specifically created by music therapists to be effective as relaxing background music. Play it while you eat, or anytime you want to relax.
Gael Chiarella, RYT, RHY, CCIC, is the voice for these guided meditations. Gael is the founder and president of Yokibics Wellness Program, which was named one of the nation's Top Ten Mind-Body Fitness Programs by American Health magazine.
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|Contents||1 Audio download (1 hour)|
|Date Published||October 01, 2001|
|Product Codes||3174w, c3174w, rc03174w|