12. You Sit Most Of The Times
And you thought standing up was a punishment in school! In fact, sitting for long hours is a punishment for your body. Being inactive or sitting all the time (office, coffee, restaurants, travel, etc.) can make you gain flab and put you at the risk of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and even cancer (1). Try moving around every one hour to keep your metabolism active and the extra weight away.
13. You Are Stressed Out
Stress is a slow killer. It’s poison for your body and mind. Stress leads to a rise in cortisol levels, which, in turn, causes belly fat gain, insomnia, inflammation, improper digestion, etc. You have to identify the triggers of your stress and work on them. Practice meditation/yoga or run in the mornings and evenings to reduce the stress levels. You must also set aside at least 20 minutes a day for yourself.