Gentle workouts you enjoy
- While HIIT and cardio have a time and place, doing this 5x a week can cause huge issues with your hormones and stress response.
Why I chose strength training and more gentle workouts…
Reduced Stress Levels: Intense and prolonged exercise can trigger the release of stress hormones like cortisol. While cortisol is essential for energy regulation and managing stress, excessive levels can have negative effects on hormonal balance. Gentle workouts are generally associated with lower stress levels, helping to maintain a healthier hormonal profile.
Balanced Cortisol Levels: Intense exercise can lead to an increase in cortisol levels, which, if chronically elevated, can disrupt hormonal balance. Gentle exercises, on the other hand, help regulate cortisol production, preventing excessive spikes associated with intense workouts.
Less Disruption to Reproductive Hormones: Intense exercise, particularly in women, can sometimes lead to disruptions in reproductive hormones, such as irregular menstrual cycles. Gentle workouts are less likely to cause these disruptions and may even support overall reproductive health.
Time to slow down
In our society, everything is at your fingertips. You NEED to find time to slow down for your body to feel safe and produce the hormones it needs.
This can look differently for everyone but here are some of my favourites..
Watch your favourite tv show
Read a book
Light a candle and do something creative
Cook a nourishing meal
Take a bath
Find what you love and DO IT. Make time to slow down or your body will eventually force you into that.
Adrenal nourishing drinks
If you have been following me for awhile, you know I love a good adrenal cocktail.
These drinks can help our bodies adapt to life stressors and replenish our bodies.
The adrenal glands play a crucial role in the body's response to stress, and supporting their health may contribute to overall well-being.
Some of my favourite items to mix together for adrenal cocktails:
Pure cranberry juice
Try adding these into your favourite drinks for extra nourishment!