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9 Signs Your Hormones Are out of Balance

9 Signs Your Hormones Are out of Balance

 

Something’s not right. You’re constantly tired, irritable … and your sex drive has ridden off into the sunset. You just don’t feel at home in your body the way you used to.

 

Sound familiar?

 

Don’t worry, you’re not imagining things. Chances are, it’s your hormones getting a little out of whack.

 

As we get older, our bodies start to produce less of certain hormones, particularly estrogen in women and testosterone in men. The result? Some pretty uncomfortable and annoying symptoms. How many of these 9 signs can you check off …?

 

✔️ Sleep struggles

 

You have terrible trouble falling asleep at night (even though you’re dead tired), or you wake in the early hours and can’t doze off again.

 

There are lots of reasons why you may be having difficulty sleeping, but if it’s a persistent problem your hormones may well be behind it.

 

✔️ Bye-bye libido

 

As much as it upsets you, the sad truth is there’s almost nothing in the tank these days when it comes to desire for sex. When your partner whispers sweet nothings at bedtime, you can barely raise the enthusiasm to peel off your PJs.

 

✔️ Trouble in the bedroom

 

If by some miracle you and your partner do start to get it on, it’s just not as fun as it used to be—things don’t seem to work like they should any more, and it can all get pretty uncomfortable (and embarrassing).

 

And nothing makes you feel more ‘past it’ than being unable to perform in the bedroom.

 

✔️ Feeling feeble

 

What the heck happened to those beautiful lean biceps, those powerful quads? You just don’t have the strength you had 5 or 10 years ago.

 

✔️ Brain fog

 

You keep walking into a room to get something … and forgetting why you’re there. You’re not quite as quick with a joke or a witty response as you used to be—and you end up reading the same page in your book over and over, because you can’t focus long enough to take it in.

 

✔️ Sweats and flashes

 

What you wouldn’t give to sleep just one full night without waking in a hot mess of sweat and exhaustion!

 

And when your face spontaneously combusts in red blotches in a daytime hot flash, not only is it deeply embarrassing—it might just be sending you out of your mind.

 

✔️ Flatlining energy levels

 

You feel like you could nap standing up at a Nascar track.

 

Everyone feels tired sometimes. But you’re practically paralyzed with fatigue most of the time—even though you’re doing all the right things in terms of rest, hydration, healthy diet … it could be hormones.

 

✔️ Moody blues

 

Oh the mood swings! With no warning, you can suddenly plunge into feeling irritable, anxious and depressed. Your loved ones are constantly walking on eggshells around you … and you’re scared you’re aging into an unlovable old crab.

 

✔️ Weighty issues

 

It feels like you’ve lost the plot when it comes to your metabolism. That stubborn extra weight creeping on around your midsection just won’t go away, no matter how many spin classes you power through. You’re just not in control anymore!

 

So … did you find yourself nodding along?!

 

Yep, getting older can be a real ride! But remember, it’s not your fault—you’re not the problem. Your hormones are to blame for all these changes, and more.

 

The good news is that you don’t have to surrender to the mood swings, hot flashes, and exhaustion. You can take control of your hormones and bring them back to the levels they were when you were younger—when you felt most like yourself.

 

One way to do this is with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). This uses hormones that are chemically identical to the molecules made naturally by your own body—so there are none of the dangerous side-effects of synthetic hormones. To find out more about how BHRT could reverse your hormone-imbalance symptoms and get you back to being YOU, contact us at Genesis today, and talk with one of our anti-aging experts.

 

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Forget the Scale! The REAL reasons to embrace fitness

Forget the Scale … Here Are the Real Reasons to Embrace Fitness

 

Look at any so-called “fitness” program out there, and you’ll be inundated with messages about how your body needs to conform to some specific beauty standard. That you need to lose weight so you can look a certain way.

 

Then join one of those programs and you’ll find that they’re completely weight-obsessed—and they want you to be too. With shame-based tactics like weekly (sometimes public) weigh-ins, these programs make you so fixated on the number on the scale that you can lose sight of why you wanted to get fit in the first place.

 

Because even if dropping pounds is on your list of priorities, it’s generally not the root of the reason you want to get fit. If you want to lose weight, why do you want to lose weight? Is it for your health? Are you trying to reduce your risk of developing a specific illness? Do you want to increase your stamina, and therefore your enjoyment of certain activities?

 

Those are the types of reasons to tap into when you’re embarking on a weight and wellness program. Why? Because they aren’t arbitrary, like the number on a scale. They’re major, beneficial goals that you can set your sights on when you start to feel discouraged and need a booster shot of motivation.

 

Here are 5 reasons to get in shape that have absolutely nothing to do with your weight or whether you can fit into skinny jeans. They’re all about those deeper motivations that will improve your life—no matter what the scale says!

 

  1. Lower your risk of diabetes (or even turn it around). Getting fit is one of the best things you can do to get your blood sugar in check and reduce your risk for diabetes. If you have diabetes or are on the path to it, engaging in a holistic wellness program is one of the best things you can do for your health.
  2. Improve heart health. Being in good physical shape can lower your blood pressure, improve your cholesterol, reduce your stroke risk, and lessen your likelihood of developing heart disease.
  3. Move like you used to. Being out of shape can severely limit your ability to do the things you used to do—like walking for a long distance, riding a bike, going for a hike … If you think twice about doing activities you used to enjoy simply because you’re not sure you can physically do them, that can be a great motivator for getting in shape. Getting stronger and ridding yourself of extra pounds can improve joint pain and improve mobility, putting all your favorite activities back within reach.
  4. Sleep better. Do you toss and turn at bedtime? Or do you find yourself waking up in the middle of the night and having a hard time getting back to sleep? Being out of shape may be a factor. Even a small reduction in weight—just 5 percent—can help you sleep better, according to research. Getting fit can also improve sleep apnea, which is a serious health concern.
  5. Have more fun in bed. Getting in shape can improve your sex life in a few ways. First, it balances your hormones, which of course are essential for a healthy sex drive. Second, getting in shape gives you more energy … which can put an end to all those yawning mumbles of, “Not tonight, dear.” And third, better physical fitness means better blood flow

 

Aren’t all those reasons to get in shape much more compelling than, “Hit this goal weight”? We certainly think so. If you’re ready for a shame-free, benefits-based plan to get in the best shape of your life—for all the right reasons—we’re here for you.