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7 Keys to Rebalance Your Hormones

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Hormones affect your quality of life. There are habits that you may have that are messing with your hormone balance. Your body is always trying to maintain balance and your lifestyle influences this process of homeostasis. Here are some things that may be affecting your hormones: Lack of quality sleep Chronically high stress lifestyle Inflammation Poor diet: highly processed foods, excessive sugar, poorly timed meals and snacking Sedentary lifestyle: lack of activity, movement or exercise Excess body fat Prescription medication Focusing on improving in these areas will allow your body to rebalance your hormones and improve your health and quality...

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Ways Exercise Influences your Hormones and Health

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Our bodies were built for movement. Exercise and training greatly affect hormones and encourage the breakdown of fat tissue. Intense training increases human growth hormone, which helps with muscle growth and recovery as well as tissue repair in our body. It also increases testosterone, which helps us to burn fat and build muscle tone. Shorter, intense exercise (under 45 minutes) will have this effect and indicates a good workout. If the intense exercise is too long in duration, it can have a negative effect with too much cortisol (stress hormone) being released. You can feel drained of energy after over...

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Why Be Concerned With Hormones?

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Our hormones are at the core of our health. If working properly we feel good, we’re energetic, confident, driven and strong. Our body is efficient at burning fat and building muscle. If our hormones are out of balance we don’t feel good, we might be tired, anxious, depressed, moody, unmotivated and overweight. Hormones are a key to great health! Hormones are chemicals that flow through the bloodstream and signal cells or tissues into action. They direct how our organs work and they control our metabolism. Each hormone targets specific parts of the body for specific purposes. The endocrine system is...

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Excess Body Fat and Hormones

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  Excess body fat can wreak havoc on our hormones and cause a number of health issues. Adipose tissue (body fat) correlates to estrogen. Men with too much body fat have too much estrogen, which is harmful to health as well as masculinity. Stomach fat can also interfere with testosterone production. More fat equals more leptin. Too much leptin turns off the full signal to the brain, so we eat more. This causes insulin to be elevated which stores more fat. Our body can become a fat storing machine when our hormones are working in these ways. Get proper sleep,...

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The Missing Piece to the Weightloss Puzzle

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Why is it that so many people can spend countless hours in the gym, while eating a strict diet and still not lose much body fat? What about the people who can eat pretty much anything and not put on any body fat? The answer is hormones! Hormones are chemicals that flow through the bloodstream and signal cells or tissues into action. They direct how our organs work and they control our metabolism. So hormones are what tell your body to store fat or to feed working muscles. To speed up or to slow down your metabolism. When your hormones...

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