Hormonal health is incredibly important to our health as women, which is why we are closing this 4-part series with a discussion on the topic. In this day and age, hormonal imbalances are becoming increasingly common, whether that’s due to stress or lifestyle factors. What’s important in all this is that you find natural ways to balance your hormones. Let’s have a look at a few tips and tricks that we have for you.
1.Nutritional Balance Is Key!You truly are what you eat. You need a diet that’s rich in whole foods to support your hormonal health. We know, it might not be what you want to hear… and we’re not saying to completely lay off your favorite PMS foods! However, you do want to be eating a diet that’s mainly made up of healthy foods (three out of four weeks of the month!).
2.Keep ActiveWe might not love it, but activity is key to hormonal health. Mix things up with some cardio and strength training days. This helps you reduce your insulin levels and increase your insulin sensitivity. Likewise, yoga and pilates are great for stress reduction and keeping your hormonal balance!
3.Manage StressSpeaking of which, stress management is incredibly important. Try to keep your cortisol and adrenaline as low as possible! So, practice meditation, deep breathing exercises, and mindfulness – among others!
4.Get Some Sleep!Yes, the days get busy. However, your sleep is important! Aim for a minimum of seven hours to make sure your cortisol levels stay manageable.
Otherwise, consider taking natural supplements like omega-3 fatty acids to reduce inflammation, reducing toxin exposure, using herbal support like black cohosh, maca, and chaste tree berry which have been used traditionally to support female hormonal health, and be careful of your caffeine and alcohol consumption, which can both impact your hormonal balance.
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