Things change as you age. Saggy skin, wrinkles, forgetfulness, loss of energy, stamina, and even sex drive – it may feel like a downward spiral. Aging doesn’t have to be depressing. With a little effort, you can help slow the signs of aging by balancing your hormones. Here are health tips to show you how to fix hormonal imbalance.
Signs of hormonal imbalance
For women, hormonal imbalance could be the start of menopause. As you age, naturally your hormones change. There are several symptoms related to this hormonal change, namely the most common are hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and disrupted sleep. Additional symptoms associated with menopause hormones include depressive symptoms and cognitive impairment. All of which can disrupt your quality of life and zap the mojo right out of you.
For men, getting older means testosterone levels may waver. Symptoms of low testosterone include tiredness, lack of energy, reduced strength, frailty, loss of libido, decrease of sexual performance, depression, and mood change. Plus, there may be a correlation between low testosterone due to aging and disease states including osteoporosis Alzheimer’s disease, frailty, obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, heart failure, and ischemic heart disease. Hormonal imbalance can therefore have a huge impact on your health.
Hormonal balance tips
Balancing your hormones or helping preserve your hormone levels within normal ranges can help you regain that youthful feeling you may be missing. And if you can fix hormonal imbalance with natural remedies, even better. Thankfully, there are many natural remedies for hormonal imbalance in females and males alike. Here’s how to balance your hormones naturally, without a trip to the doctor.
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Ahhhh, the sweet smell of spring! There is nothing like stepping outside and breathing in the fresh air. The warm sunshine has a way of putting a smile on your face. And then you get hit with the sneezing, itching eyes, and runny nose – what gives!
As much as you want to take advantage of the warm weather months, seasonal allergies, dirt, and debris often have another plan in store. So how can you stay healthy? Luckily, there are a good number of healthy habits to start to stay in good health so you can get out and enjoy the great outdoors.
4 Ways to Stay Healthy
Your health does not need a spring cleaning – just some home maintenance. Follow these steps to stay healthy in the spring.
1. Stay indoors during peak hours and keep windows closed
By midday (morning through early afternoon) the air outside becomes thick and full of dirt, debris, and other toxins that could interfere with clear breathing and trigger your seasonal allergies. For that reason, it is best to stay indoors during those times in order to stay healthy. If you must do outdoor activities, aim to do so in the early morning or evening hours when the air is clearer.
In the same sense, keeping your windows closed may help keep the toxins out. Though opening the windows when the weather is beautiful seems like a good idea, it is not if you want to stay healthy.
2. Use a saline nasal solution
The saline solution found in nasal rinses are simply a saltwater mixture. Nasal saline sprays and rinses may help rinse away pollen and other dirt and debris that enter the nasal passages and trigger your seasonal allergies.2 Plus, they may help support clear breathing by moisturizing nasal cavity and removing encrusted material.
A few drops of saline solution before bed may keep you in good health and help you enj...
Life is never stress-free. Whether emotional or physical, stress is a normal part of being human. It’s the body’s response to a change or challenge – even exercise puts your body under stress. You often can’t control what causes stress, but you can control how you react to it. And finding ways to relieve stress will help you handle stressful situations.
Regardless of how your body handles stress or how stress manifests for you, it’s important to take time each day to reduce stress so you can find relief and it doesn’t become overwhelming. Without doing so your mental and physical health may suffer.
It’s easy to get caught up in everything that must get done – from work, to school, to house, to spouse – before you know it there’s no time for yourself. While it’s not a bad thing to take care of others, it’s difficult to do so if you’re not filling your own cup. Aim to carve out time each day, or as often as possible, for self-care.
Here are some simple self-care reminders:
- Grab a workout
- Meet up with a friend for coffee
- Get your hair done, nails done, etc.
- Practice mindful breathing
- Take a bath
- Accept an offer of help
- Eat nutritious foods regularly
- Give yourself time between meetings or appointments
- Delegate tasks like grocery shopping, chores, picking up the kids, etc.
- Take a walk
- Play with your kids
- Take a cat nap
- Go to therapy
- Read a book or veg out to your favorite show or movie
Taking part in regular physical activity helps reduce stress and boost mood. Not only that, there’s nothing like accomplishing a workout and feeling like a million bucks afterwards.
You don’t have to be a fitness pro to reap the benefits of exercise and there are many ways to improve your fitness...