Stress is sadly a way of life for most of us in the 21st century. And for some people, the effects go beyond the simple feelings of a gnawing anxiety and general feeling discomfort. For these people, stress can mean facing each day ravenously hungry – and adding weight gain to their list of worries.

“While the immediate response to acute stress can be a temporary loss of appetite, more and more we are coming to recognize that for some people, chronic stress can be tied to an increase in appetite – and stress-induced weight gain,” says Elissa Epel, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco in an interview on webMD.

To help you relax and rid yourself of stress, we’ve produced the video below which contains the incredibly relaxing sound of flowing water. Give it a try. Turn the lights down, hit play, sit back, shut your eyes and relax…

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