Make a direct difference to how you feel by simply making a few changes to support your body. In this blog I’ll remind you why we need to take notice of the Endocrine System (hormones) and I’ll share my top tips to making easy and enjoyable changes.
I think you’d agree, the body is amazing! It deals with so many processes and many of them without us even being aware of them directly. One main system which I’ve found so fascinating over the years in the Endocrine System, the hormones are chemical messengers which keep a constant check on what the body needs, they literally govern our system from moment to moment. They maintain and regulate hydration/water balance, libido, mood, blood sugar levels, sleep pattern and metabolism and much more.
This can be a tricky month for the body. Perhaps extra rich foods and alcohol over Christmas are having an effect, as a result liver energy can be a bit flat, this can cause a feeling of less energy and zest for life. Also with less light in the Northern Hemisphere is can be a challenge, not to mention big shifts happening around the world at the moment.
Focusing on making simple changes to help support your system can enhance your quality of life dramatically. Big statement eh? It’s true. Sometimes we’re under the impression that we have to make really big or complex changes to make a difference. In my experience making small changes and making them really practical helps enormously, because for a start you are more likely to continue as it doesn’t take much effort and you get to see the benefits quite quickly.
Serotonin – Mood Booster
Vitamin D is needed. This neurotransmitter (chemical messenger) is stimulated by Vitamin D production. Spend at least 15 minutes a day outside, even on cloudy days the body will produce Vitamin D when skin is bare.
Eat more carbohydrates like whole grains, quinoa, brown rice milk, milk and corn. These help production of Serotonin. I know many people try and reduce carbs and possibly diet in January, I’ve found this is unhelpful for many clients as the Winter months we do still need to keep warm, particularly if you live in the UK. Better to wait until Spring when the body is naturally ready to reduce carbohydrates.
Low intensity exercise like walking is beneficial.
Dopamine – Pleasure Seeking
Music that gives you that happy feeling, goose bumps have been proven to increase Dopamine.
Creating achievable goals and achieving them increases this hormone.
Oxytocin – Bonding HormoneCompassion for others increases this hormone, along with gratitude which is a familiar feeling.
Hugging the sense of touch is often overlooked as a very important part of well-being.
Massage is so good for the circulation, clears toxins in the body, releases tension and feels great.
Endorphins – Natural pain Killer
Intensive exercise increases the painkiller. It gives us a ‘lift’ and can significantly reduce pain. It’s better if it’s something that you enjoy other wise it will be counterproductive Of course pain is a signal that something is wrong, so never ignore persistent pain.
Laughing is so good for you, find activities that make you have a good belly laugh!
Having read that section, which elements stand out for you? Which ones do you feel drawn to? Even if you make a commitment for 4 weeks, it will make a difference.
This blog will remind you about your amazing Endocrine System and how you can make small changes to feel much more uplifted over the Winter period.
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