While what we eat plays a major role in keeping our hormones in check, it’s also important to keep moving. We’ll be sharing 3 scientifically-backed exercises to help you get back on track.
Hormones are an essential part of the human body that help regulate various bodily functions, including metabolism, growth and development, mood and reproductive health. However, many factors such as stress, poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle can disrupt hormone balance, leading to a range of health issues. Fortunately, regular exercise has been shown to be an effective way to support hormone health. We'll be revealing the exercises that can help boost hormone health.
Strength training, also known as resistance training, is a type of exercise that involves using weights or resistance bands to build muscle and increase strength. Strength training has been shown to have many benefits for hormone health, particularly for testosterone and growth hormone. Testosterone is a hormone that plays a vital role in male reproductive health, muscle mass, and bone density. Women also produce testosterone, albeit in lower amounts. Studies have shown that strength training can increase testosterone levels in both men and women, leading to improved muscle mass, bone density, and libido. Growth hormone is another hormone that is essential for growth, cell regeneration, and repair. As we age, our production of growth hormone decreases, leading to a range of health issues. However, research has shown that strength training can increase growth hormone production, leading to improved muscle and bone health.
High-Intensity Interval Training
High-intensity interval training, or HIIT, is a type of exercise that involves short bursts of intense exercise followed by periods of rest or low-intensity exercise. HIIT has been shown to be an effective way to improve hormone health, particularly for insulin and cortisol. Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar levels. When insulin levels are high, it can lead to weight gain, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes. Studies have shown that HIIT can improve insulin sensitivity, leading to better blood-sugar control and reduced risk of diabetes. Cortisol is a hormone that is produced in response to stress. When cortisol levels are high for extended periods, it can lead to weight gain, anxiety, and depression. HIIT has been shown to reduce cortisol levels, leading to improved stress management and better overall hormone health.
Yoga is a form of exercise that involves a series of poses and stretches designed to improve flexibility, strength, and relaxation. Yoga has been shown to have many benefits for hormone health, particularly for cortisol and thyroid hormones. As mentioned earlier, cortisol is a hormone that is produced in response to stress. Yoga has been shown to reduce cortisol levels, leading to improved stress management and better overall hormone health. Thyroid hormones are essential for metabolism, growth, and development, yet so many people struggle with thyroid issues like hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. Research has shown that certain yoga poses, such as shoulder stand and fish pose, may help stimulate the thyroid gland, leading to improved function.
On the 8-Week Program, we’re sharing a number of yoga classes, courtesy of our expert Kelly. The yoga instructor is keen to share her wisdom with our 8-Week Program members and will providing exclusive yoga content to keep everyone feeling their best – both mentally and physically.
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