When it comes to maintaining our health, we often focus our attention on our looks, our heart, and other major organs that help us to remain in optimal condition. What most may not know is that our individual hormones are just as important to maintain for our health as what we eat and our daily exercise. As a matter of fact, if your hormones become depleted then both your looks and your overall health will begin to suffer as a result.
Your hormones are vital to your overall health because they are chemical substances that affect the activity of target sites in your body. Your hormones serve as a messenger, controlling and coordinating activities throughout your body. Take the Human Growth Hormone (HGH), for example. This hormone sends important messages to your skin cells, the organs in your body, and it contributes to your endorphins. Without this vital hormone, your skin will fail its ability to maintain its healthy glow and youthful appearance. Additionally, your health will suffer because your organs will not have what they need to function properly. Finally, your ability to feel your best, or feel happy, will suffer because your hormones are failing to increase the endorphins in your body. This is a medical fact for both women and men, although men tend to need their testosterone hormone for the very same reasons as those earlier stated.
Understanding the importance of the hormones in your body should lead you to do everything necessary to either increase your depleting hormones or continue improving your hormones ability to continue functioning properly. In order to ensure healthy hormones, you will need to do a few things. First, you must watch what you eat. You can’t eat sugar, eat refined carbs, or intake caffeine and expect your hormones to continue growing or functioning properly. Instead, add protein to your diet and cut the sugar, refined carbs, and caffeine completely. In addition to watching what you eat or drink, be sure to exercise. When you keep your heart pumping by way of vigorous exercise, your blood begins to circulate throughout your body—sending oxygen into your blood stream. This process assists in the increase of your hormones, allowing your body to function as it should. The best part about exercising is that this will also assist in your ability to control the stress that attempts to creep into your life. Stress is another negative factor that depletes the hormones that we need to feel and look our best. Finally, eat fatty fish as often as you can. The omega oils from fish not only support hormonal balance, but it also promotes good brain health and boosts your mood—not to mention reduces symptoms and progression of many diseases including diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease.
The same way that you eat to improve your looks and your health is the same way that you must eat to improve the continued increase of the hormones in your body. When your hormones are at their peak level, you will find that your looks, attitude, and overall well-being will be better than you could have ever expected. So, the next time that you decide to drink a cup of coffee, eat a candy bar, or allow stress to enter into your life, just remember that your heart and skin will feel the punch thanks to continued decreases in your hormone levels. Oh, yeah…your hormones love water, also. Make sure that your hormones get what it wants so that it can continue giving you what you need.