Exercise & The Menstrual Cycle!
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It is very common for females who train intensely and diet to lose their period or have it become irregular. Every month ovulation occurs and with this, hormonal changes arise. Having a very strict diet especially missing meals or working out for multiple hours in the day leads your body to identify this negative energy balance as a risk. When this happens, the body turns off the body process known as reproduction.
A hormone known as leptin gets produced when there is body fat. Not having enough body fat decreases the amount of leptin in the body, which reduces the action of the hypothalamus (which starts off your menstrual cycle). Stress is also a major factor that may lead our sympathetic nervous system (SNS) to be overworked. When our stress hormones are constantly at high levels, our body believes it’s not safe to reproduce.
Losing your period means that something must be “off” hormonally. Here are some tips as to what you can do:
-Reduce the amount of exercise that you’re doing and increase your calories
-Ensure you’re getting in enough good quality sleep
-Try adding in slow-digesting carbs at most meals (everyone is different but this may be helpful to reduce stress and deprivation in our bodies as most females believe that carbs are “bad” for them).
-See your doctor to tune in to the exact cause.” )
Being healthy doesn’t have to be complicated. Often the simplest of things can make the biggest impact. .
Have you ever wondered why things which on paper seem pretty fricking simple actually end up being the hardest things to do.
Walking to a tap filling a glass with water and drinking it a numerous times a day isn’t like trying to climb mount Everest.
Eating a few portions of veggies with every meal isn’t like building and launching a rocket.
Yet still so many people struggle to do them either consistently or at all.
Well mental resistance to doing new things isn’t unusual.
In all honesty the only way to break through the resistance is to start small and then be disciplined with achieving the small things.
Over time these then become your habits.
Maybe you’re attaching all kinds of negative stories to you about
All of which can lead to sabotaging behaviours
Maybe you’ve been telling yourself in order for something to be impactful and worth doing it must be fancy and complicated.
Or perhaps you don’t believe the true power of;
👉🏻working on loving yourself
Maybe your life mission is to try and find a more complicated way of getting healthy.
Maybe in your mind you think healthy means you must live a miserable existence cutting out everything you enjoy
You run with an abundance of
👉evil this,evil that
Rather than putting your moderation pants and context hat on and know you don’t need to live like a nun!
Oh and let’s not forget your compelling need to have everything yesterday.
You want fast and easy
I get I really do there’s loads of stuff in my life I would love to happen quicker and without the work but that’s just not real life.
But looking for fancy pills, going on crazy detoxes or other fads hoping for a quick fix is a waste of your time.
What you really need to do is;
🙏🏻Work on your main driver (the mind)
🙏🏻Then make nailing these basics your focus
Despite the name, vitamin D is considered a pro-hormone and not actually a vitamin.⠀
Vitamin D can be synthesized by our body when sunlight hits the skin. ⠀
15-20 minutes 2-3 times a week allows most people to produce sufficient amounts of vitamin D. ⠀
The only downside is that is breaks down quickly, meaning stores can run low.⠀
Especially if your someone that is inside all day or during the winter times.⠀
My typical recommendation for a client is 15-30 minutes daily to just stay ahead of the game.⠀
Or you can supplement 2,000-5,000 IUs daily if your unable to get out side. ⠀
👇🏼☀️Some benefits of the sunshine vitamin☀️👇🏼⠀
🔸Helps maintain healthy bones and teeth⠀
🔹Supports the health of the immune system, brain, and nervous system⠀
🔸Regulates insulin levels and aid diabetes management⠀
🔹Supports lung function and cardiovascular health⠀
🔸Helps fight disease⠀
🔸Boost weight loss⠀
🔹Regulate and balance hormone production⠀
🔸Increase energy and overall feelings of wellbeing⠀
🔹Reduces stress and feels of anxiety⠀
Vitamin D and the sun have been market to us as this cancer causing death trap the should be avoided at all costs.⠀
And yes while to much of anything can be bad, vitamin D and the sun play a vital role in our overall health and longevity.⠀
Deficiencies in vitamin D can cause serious side effects and can lead to chronic disease.⠀
I always recommend the holistic rout and to get your vitamin D natural from the sun. ⠀
But whatever your method of getting it is. Don’t neglect the power the sunshine vitamin can have on your overall health and fitness. ⠀