Many men experience low energy and fatigue on a regular and consistent basis. There could be several reasons for this, so it's always a good idea to visit your doctor to rule out any underlying health issues.
Your hormones help to determine your energy storage and expenditure. Without having balanced and thriving hormones, you will likely experience low energy and fatigue. Your hormones and your nervous system work together to monitor and adjust the physiological activities of your body. Hormones such as insulin, leptin and even testosterone are critical in how your body stores and uses energy.
Tips for balancing your hormones to increase your energy and zest for life:
Make sleep a priority
* plenty of high quality sleep is essential to restoring your hormones. Keeping a consistent circadian rhythm encourages proper hormone function, so keep a regular bedtime and a regular wake up time. Have a calm activity before bed such as reading or meditating to prepare your body for sleep.
* Remove any unnecessary stress from your life. If you can't avoid stress, combat it with deep breathing, meditation, tai chi, yoga or anything else that relaxes you. Make it a priority because chronic stress means our stress hormone, cortisol, is raised too much. When cortisol is high, testosterone is low, which you definetly don't want.
* Consume high quality proteins and fats, low glycemic carbs and a variety of colourful plants. When you eat is also important because you don't want to keep spiking your insulin. Stop snacking. If you eat healthy meals, you will not need to eat again for several hours. If you can get all your meals in 8 hours and fast the other 16 hours of the day, you'll start feeling more energetic. Digestion uses a lot of energy, so if you can space out your meals, fast and stop snacking you'll feel the difference in your energy. These habits have many beneficial effects on your hormones.
* Upon waking, get out in the sun without sunglasses on. For at least 5 minutes, allow the sun to enter your eyes but don’t stare directly at the sun. This will help you to enhance alertness, improve your mood and even help you to sleep better. Another tip is to make your bedroom as dark as possible. The darkness helps the body to release melatonin which is your sleep hormone. It helps you fall asleep and stay asleep.
These are just a few ideas to help. There a numerous ways to increase your energy by restoring your hormones. For more detailed information and to create a custom hormone optimization plan, check out our website: