In our day-to-day life, we can get pretty caught up in physical aspects; how we look or what we’ve eaten that day. Whether you are running in gym or working on a test in physics, there’s a lot more than you would think going on inside your body. Hormones play a constant role in the way we function. Basically, they’re chemical messengers that impact energy levels and moods, fat storage, brain health, and a host of other important roles. These are just some hormones that have a strong impact on your body and how to help manage them.
Let’s break the stereotype that testosterone is simply associated with strong men. In fact, testosterone can impact both sexes, although females have somewhat lower levels. With the right amount, this hormone can create muscle mass and help with brain functions. Low levels can risk higher fat storage and cardiovascular disease. To keep these under control, maintain a healthy sleep cycle and increase exercise.
Crushing another well-known stereotype is the idea that estrogen is associated women only. In females, it regulates their reproductive cycles. However, in males and females alike, studies have shown it could help muscle recovery. It can also regulate fat tissue and storage. When you eat properly and exercise regularly, it can maintain hormone imbalance.
Not only important to those who are diabetic, insulin has a major effect on your metabolism. Known as an anabolic hormone, it helps to build complex molecules. In short, these molecules help to keep your blood sugar in check. When making sure to eat healthy, also try to fit in some short workouts once in awhile. In the long run, both literally and figuratively, it will keep your body from developing an insulin resistance.
When something is so miniscule it can not be seen by the human eye, it can be hard to recall. Like Thomas a Kempis once said, “Out of sight, out of mind”. When you spend a little more time in the kitchen and in the gym, it could keep you out of the hospital in the future. Remember just how important the inside really is.