11 Jul 82: How To Balance Your Hormones by Adjusting Your Exercise Routine with Dr. Kinney
Do you understand the connection between exercise and your hormonal health?
I am constantly getting questions about this topic. People wonder how much they should exercise, how much is too much, if they overdoing it, if they are not exercising enough, etc. There’s a lot of information out there, so it can be hard to determine what really is best.
In this episode of The Dr. Kinney Show, I am diving into the topic of exercise, the specific types of exercise, and how they can affect your hormones—as it relates to women.
Exercise is generally an amazing thing for supporting a healthy lifestyle. However, there are times when different types of exercise may be more beneficial to your health than others. Sometimes, it’s great for you to dial it up a notch, and other times, it’s great to dial it back.
It comes down to when you are putting your body into fight or flight mode with exercise and what your body and hormones actually need. Tune in to learn more about your hormones, how they work in your body, how exercise impacts them, and how to adjust your exercise routines based on what your hormones need.
In Today’s Episode We Discuss:
- What a hormone is
- The major players in your body when it comes to hormones
- How the sex hormone cycle works for women
- How the thyroid hormones work
- How glucose works in your body
- What happens to your hormones when you run
- When exercise isn’t a good thing
- What high levels of cortisol does to your body
- How meditation can help your body balance hormones
If you feel like something is off with your hormones, the first thing you want to do is look at your stressors. It can be family, work, relationships, life, or it could be internal stressors like pathogens or nutritional deficiencies.
I encourage you to take a look at your adrenals. If they’re healthy, then do your exercise and go about your way. If they are over-functioning or under-functioning, you have to be very careful about what your exercise routine looks like. The best thing you can do when this happens is to put your body into a relaxed state so that it can balance things back out.
I hope you find this episode helpful. If you have questions or other topics you want to hear about, send me a message on Instagram, I’d love to hear from you.
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