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Exercise for Hormone Balance in Miami

Exercise

Hormone replacement therapy is an effective way to stave off the signs of aging and the uncomfortable symptoms of hormone imbalances. However, there is another way to address hormone imbalances that you can do anytime and anywhere. Exercise provides a myriad of health benefits at any age, but may be particularly beneficial in the middle to later years of life.

Exercise is a universal treatment for nearly any malady. No matter what your age, gender or current health status, exercise can be a key component to a higher level of health and a higher quality of life. Those who exercise regularly tend to have more energy and longer life expectancies. Physical activity throughout life can also help you to live independently even in your senior years.

Exercise and so much more . . .

Exercise offers many healthy benefits for the mind and body. Check out some of the advantages your daily workout might offer:

Energy Levels

Daily physical activity boosts your energy level, physical strength and stamina. That’s because exercise helps the body carry more oxygen and nutrients to the cells and tissue in every area of the body. In addition, physical exercise gets the heart pumping, which leads to a healthier cardiovascular system. These benefits contribute to lower levels of fatigue and higher energy throughout the day.

Weight Loss/Maintenance

Exercise burns significant amounts of calories, which can help you maintain a healthy weight or shed excess pounds. You don’t have to work up a sweat for long periods of time each day to see the results, either. Even short bursts of cardiovascular activity rev up the metabolism and get the heart pumping for some effective calorie burning.

Physical Health

A regular exercise program lowers your risk for a number of conditions, including cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, arthritis, depression, metabolic syndrome and even some types of cancer. Physical activity has been shown to lower blood pressure, boost “good” cholesterol and lower triglycerides. Researchers have recently found that people who exercise regularly have cells that look younger at a molecular level than those who lead sedentary lifestyles.

Mental Health

Physical exercise has been shown to be as good for the brain as it is for the body. Exercise has been shown to stimulate “feel good” chemicals in the brain like dopamine and serotonin. Those chemicals can have a positive impact on your mood and even your sense of well-being. In addition, those toned muscles and disappearing pockets of fat can make you feel better about your appearance, which also tends to boost your overall mood.

Sex

Regular exercise can even rev up your sex life by giving you more energy in the bedroom. Physical activity has also been found to enhance a woman’s arousal and reduce a man’s risk for erectile dysfunction and other problems.

Sleep

A daily workout may help you fall asleep quicker and sleep more soundly throughout the night. The key is to plan your workout many hours before bed, so the stimulation of the exercise doesn’t keep you up at night instead.

Quality of Life

Making time for exercise is making time just for you. People who exercise outdoors can enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. Some enjoy exercising with a workout buddy so they can get their social time in at the same time they work up a sweat. The key to enjoying your workouts is to finding a workout you enjoy, whether it is swimming, walking with a friend or taking a dance class.

Proof is in the Study

There have been a number of studies supporting the many health benefits of regular exercise. In one of those studies, researchers studied the effects of physical activity on older adults in good physical health. The scientists found that in addition to promoting better health, regular exercise might help prevent some types of chronic diseases, such as osteoarthritis, dementia and cardiovascular disease.

Women in the study who did strength training every week saw significant improvement in their cognitive function. Strength training also helped test subjects increase their walking speed, which has been linked to lower mortality in the elderly.

Exercise and Your Hormones

As the body ages, it produces lower levels of many of the hormones essential for basic body functions. This can lead to numerous uncomfortable physical and mental symptoms and a lower quality of life overall. The physicians at NuLife Institute have found that combining bio-identical hormone replacement therapy with an exercise program; patients are able to optimize the benefits of their hormone treatment.

Exercise vs. Aging

Heart & Circulation
Resting heart rate
Maximum heart rate
Maximum pumping capacity
Heart muscle stiffness
Blood vessel stiffness
Blood pressure
Effect of aging
Increase
Decrease
Decrease
Increase
Increase
Increase
Effect of exercise
Decrease
Slows the decrease
Increase
Decrease
Decrease
Decrease

Blood
Number of red blood cells
Blood viscosity (“thickness”)
Effect of aging

Decrease
Increase

Effect of exercise

No change
Decrease


Lungs
Maximum oxygen uptake
Effect of aging

Decrease

Effect of exercise

No change


Intestines
Speed of emptying
Effect of aging

Decrease

Effect of exercise

No change


Bones
Calcium content & strength
Effect of aging

Decrease

Effect of exercise

No change


Muscles
Muscle mass & strength
Effect of aging

Decrease

Effect of exercise

No change


Metabolism
Metabolic rate
Body fat
Blood sugar
Insulin levels
LDL (“bad”) cholesterol
HDL (“good”) cholesterol
Sex hormone levels

Effect of aging
Decrease
Increase
Increase
Increase
Increase
Decrease
Decrease

Effect of exercise

Increase
Decrease
Decrease
Decrease
Decrease
Increase
Slight decrease


Nervous system
Nerve reflexes
Quality of sleep
Risk of depression
Memory lapses
Effect of aging

Slower
Decrease
Increase
Increase

Effect of exercise

Decrease
Increase
Decrease
Decrease

Exercise for Your Hormones with NuLife Institute

Here at NuLife Institute in Miami, we recommend an exercise regimen that combines cardiovascular activity with strength training and flexibility exercises to produce the best possible results. For more information about exercise programs or bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, contact the staff at NuLife Institute at 305-400-0005.

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