There are times when we find it impossible to understand why are we feeling low, and less enthusiastic in our lives. While we try to find some kind of physical problem, we often forget hormonal balance can be one of the reasons. Hormones are chemical substances in our bodies that influence a major part of how we feel and respond. In brief, hormones act as messengers, controllers, and coordinators throughout the body. There are several kinds of hormones responsible for various activities. Some of them are testosterone, estrogen, adrenaline, insulin, and cortisol, these control the feeling of hunger, sleep, etc.
If somehow there is an imbalance of hormones in our bodies, all of these things might get disturbed. Some of the most common symptoms and signs of hormonal imbalances are unexplained weight gain or weight loss, changes in appetite, hair loss, digestive issues, hormonal acne, insomnia, fatigue, depression, etc. However, need not worry because you can very much put things back to normal with the help of these tips:
Increase Protein Consumption
All the nutrients are important in the body and that’s why health and fitness experts recommend consuming a balanced diet. However, when it comes to protein, it is responsible for most of the work in cells, the powerhouse of the body. And that’s why it is required for the structure, function, and regulation of the body's tissues and organs. When feeling drained out physically and emotionally, eating protein-rich foods can keep your hormones, such as ghrelin, in balance.
Learn To Manage Your Stress Levels
Stress can juggle up a lot that is already going inside your body. At times, when a person is chronically stressed out, the cortisol levels (level of blood, urine, or saliva) keeps boosting continuously. All this can lead to overeating, obesity, and sometimes belly fat. In order to control this, it is important that you learn how to control your stress levels. Different people can try various approaches, such as meditation, yoga, or at times listening or reading books can do wonder. The key is to find what soothes your mind and heart the best.
Focus On Staying Active
Yes, when feeling low you may hardly find the energy get up and staying active. But there are times when you need to push yourself for your own betterment. With strong determination try a combination of strength and cardio exercises. It will make you feel good about yourself by boosting dopamine in the body. Once you become way more active than you were, the stress is likely to reduce and feeling of depression will also fade away. Also, you will have better sleep, digestion, memory, and even intercourse, all because of the boost in the serotonin hormone.
Get The Sleep You Need
People often underestimate the power of good night sleep, not just for beauty, but also for the entire body. It is when you sleep the growth hormones are released to boost your immune system. This further aid in tissue repair and controlling the stress hormone, cortisol. Since many may find difficulty in sleeping, you can lower the temperature, practice yoga, avoid naps during the day and watch what and when you eat. Also, decrease your caffeine consumption.
Try Healing Herbs
Adaptogen herbs are one of the most amazing and unique healing herbs that allow the body to have hormone balance and also shield it from a wide variety of diseases, including some that are caused by stress. If you don’t find adaptogen easily, you can also try some of the popular Indian herbs such as ashwagandha, medicinal mushrooms, rhodiola, and holy basil. All these are likely to have the same impact and in addition can also improve thyroid function, lower down your cholesterol, reduce anxiety and depression.
However, if you feel that nothing is working out for you and you’re still feeling low, it is strongly recommended to consult a doctor as soon as possible.
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