The Connection Between Finances, Stress, and Weight Gain

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In our last article, we talked about the reasons why stress can result in weight gain. Now that we understand that stress management has a direct impact on weight loss, it is important that we gain control of our financial situations so that we can feel more confident about appearance and weight loss efforts.

One of the leading causes of chronic stress is financial difficulties, and unfortunately many people are experiencing higher levels of financial stress because of the economic problems that the country has seen in recent years.  When we carry the burden of financial stress, we don’t realize how much of an impact the stress will have on overall health.

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One of the most effective ways to reduce financial stress is by bringing in more money, and there are several things that you should consider to improve your income. If you already have a job, you might look for ways to get a raise or to work a few extra hours each week.

Another option is to change jobs, and look for another company who offers a higher salary. Starting a new job can be an effective way to step up the corporate ladder and leveraging yourself into a higher paycheck.

Reducing Financial Stress with a Home Based Business

But, some people don’t have the time that is needed to increase their hours or take on a second job, which is why a home based business is a good option to consider. It is easy to see why a home based business will make it easier to reduce stress levels, because bringing in extra money without needing to leave the house is a great asset to have.

Plus, there are additional benefits available from a home based business, such as the tax write-offs that are given for the space in the home required to run the business. You can talk with an accountant about the many ways you can leverage your tax return by writing off expenses for the business.

Once a home business is off the ground, stress lessens and health and fitness goals become easier to attain.  Contact us directly if you’d like more information on starting up a home business!

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