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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When Adrenaline and Cortisol Become A Problem

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  Our bodies have a built in survival mechanism for times when we are in danger. In response to a threat, the brain sends a distress signal to the hypothalamus, which is part of the brain that connects the endocrine system to the nervous system. From this signal, adrenaline is released and triggers the sympathetic nervous systems “fight or flight” response. This causes changes in our body to help us deal with the threat. Increased blood pressure and heart rate push blood into our muscles. Our breathing becomes rapid to increase oxygen intake. Our alertness increases and stored glucose is...

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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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Tired Of Always Feeling Tired? Beat Fatigue and Increase Your Energy!

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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...

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