Exercise Helps You Get Great Sleep.
Your circadian system impacts many hormones including cortisol and ghrelin. Sleep disturbances can contribute to numerous problems including hormonal imbalances. Getting optimal sleep levels can be a challenge in today’s plugged-in society. Sleep hygiene can help — turn off electronics an hour or two before bed, unwind with an Epsom salt bath, and consider a supplement that naturally helps you fall and stay asleep.
Exercise Helps Balance Stress Levels.
Chronic stress is all-around bad news for hormonal balance, creating or exacerbating hormonal imbalances. Research shows a six-month meditation practice could improve insulin levels while improving stress levels, but what matters is what helps you de-stress. That could be yoga, deep breathing, or taking your dog for a walk.
Stress can wreak havoc on your hormones. Two major hormones affected by stress are cortisol and adrenaline, which is also called epinephrine. Cortisol is known as “the stress hormone” because it helps your body cope with stress over the long term.
Adrenaline is the “fight-or-flight” hormone that provides your body with a surge of energy to respond to immediate danger. However, unlike hundreds of years ago when these hormones were mainly triggered by threats from predators, today they’re usually triggered by people’s busy, often overwhelming lifestyles