HIT type training actually stimulates the Sympathetic nervous system & therefore activates our bodies stress response!!
For our body to be able to burn fat efficiently our Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS) and our Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS) needs to be balanced! If we are in a constant state of stress it is likely that our SNS is dominant...
Some ways to reduce SNS activity and increase PNS activity to better support your weight loss journey:
- Reduce stimulants such as caffeine and sugar
- Practice Diaphragmatic Breathing
- Swap High Intensity Training (HIT), for breath focused restorative exercises and strength training such as Pilates (HIT actually stimulates the SNS!!)
-Think about what causes your stress and if you can do anything to change this 'stressor'. If not, could you change the way you think about the stressor and therefore the way it physically impacts you?