23. Mind your Stress Levels to Stop Stomach Bloating
I know. Stress always causes something bad. While stress can help you get things done, it does come with a bevy of healthy related problems, especially if you’re suffering with chronic stress. When you’re stressed your body releases hormones that trigger the “fight or flight” response, which basically makes you more awesome to ensure your survival. But what also happens is that the body diverts resources away from non-essential organs, such as the digestive system, to your heart, brain and muscles instead. Thus, your digestive system slows down considerably; the last meal you ate lingers a lot longer in your gut, which causes you to bloat. Beat stress through relaxation techniques and/ or daily physical exercise. Exercise reduces stress hormones and releases happy hormones (endorphins).