Hormones -The endocrine system
Understanding how hormones work and how our lifestyle choices affect our hormone levels is vital if we want to get the best results possible. In fact I’d go as far to say that if our hormones are not regulated properly it can massively sabotage our results, how we feel on a daily basis and lead to poor health.
Obesity, diabetes, heart disease and depression are just a few of the diseases that hormonal imbalances contribute towards. Whilst the diagnosis and treatment of hormonal imbalances should be left to medical experts, we can have a positive impact on our hormones by leading a healthy lifestyle.
A basic understanding of the key hormones that regulate metabolism, hunger, body fat, and energy levels is useful for understanding how different lifestyle choices affect your body. Every time we eat, exercise, sleep, get stressed or meditate, hormones are released. We want to make sure that our lifestyle choices are geared towards controlling these hormones.
What are hormones?
Hormones are chemical messengers that communicate information throughout the body. Think of hormones as radio signals that are telling different cells in the body to do different things. Depending on our lifestyle choices, the hormones released will dictate whether we burn or store body fat, feel hungry or satisfied, build muscle or not, feel relaxed or stressed, and whether we are able to sleep well or have restless nights.
Can you see why this is so important to your health and the results you want to achieve? Over the next few days We’re going to look at a variety of different hormones that influence our health and our body composition (how we operate and look the way we do).