(AND ONE THING TO FIX THEM FAST)
Life By Design
Behind the scenes it’s your hormones that stimulate metabolism, influence your immune system and manage your energy.
Here’s 3 signs your hormones are out of balance and one thing to fix them fast:
1. YOU’RE ALWAYS TIRED
Do you find that even after a full night’s sleep you’re foggy and still tired? Both too little and too much thyroid hormone can cause you to feel lethargic. The same can be true for too much or not enough of the hormone cortisol, a product of the adrenal glands.
2. YOU’RE FEELING SAD
It’s a normal process for the body to release extra stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline, but what’s not normal is to be under stress ALL the time. Welcome to your life.
Chronic, recurrent stress is a major factor which has been linked to depression.
3. YOU’VE ADDED SOME EXTRA POUNDS
The hormone leptin is secreted by our body’s fat cells to signal the brain that we have enough energy and don’t need to eat. The more often and consistently this hormone is secreted, the chances increase that the brain becomes less sensitive to its message.
Unfortunately, that means your body is getting plenty of food, but your brain isn’t getting the signal and you just keep eating.
WHAT’S THE SOLUTION?
Although the interaction of your body’s many hormones is extremely complex, the solution to restoring balance is much less complicated. Since your hormones are secreted in response to the needs of your body, you can change your hormonal profile by changing your lifestyle.
Eating real food leads to a different profile of your hormones than eating garbage will, the same being true for sleep and having a positive mindset.
But if you had to choose the fastest way to “fix” your hormone problem, start to regain your energy, feel better about yourself and lose some of those stubborn pounds…it would be strength training.
It doesn’t matter what age, gender or athletic level, a properly supervised strength training program is the quickest fix to your problem.