People may not realize that their diets actually have a lot to do with their hormones. What you put in your body can dramatically affect the way that it functions, and people may be surprised to find that their diet may be at the root of their hormone imbalances. Hormone levels can be extremely easy to throw off, especially with age.
Contrary to popular belief, hormones control a lot more than just moods. Our hormones can control the way that our bodies work, how we feel, and how we recover from injuries. Hormones are part of the endocrine system, and they regulate metabolism, growth, tissue function, sleep, and sexual functions.
Today's world makes it easier than ever before to lead a sedentary lifestyle. So many people work in offices and other environments that don't give them a need to move around, drive everywhere instead of walk, and lead busy lifestyles that don't allow time for the gym. But the need for exercise really is important, and has demonstrable health benefits for all ages.
Every adult has heard of menopause, the stage in a woman's life when her body has moved past reproductive age. But did you know men can go through their own version of menopause? It’s commonly referred to as male menopause or andropause. The good news is that it's not inevitable, and doesn't result in a shutdown of the reproductive system. The bad news is that it can cause health problems and unpleasant symptoms that affect the quality of life.