No matter what the reason or season, there is always a good time to give your hormones the gift of health. It comes with the aging territory; testosterone is lowering, estrogen is falling, stress is rising and weight is gaining. For menopause women the hot flashes kick in and the libido walks out. For men the memory get fuzzy and the sex becomes wuzzy. But never fear, Ageology’s hormone therapy physicians are in the age management business and offer this list of hormone-friendly gift ideas your body will love!
Hormone Gift Ideas – No Purchase Necessary
Just Say No. The next time someone asks you something that puts too much on your proverbial plate, politely decline. Accept that you are limited and can only do so much. Then put your full efforts into the things you can do, and feel all the joy that your 100 percent gives.
Take a Break. Close your laptop for 30 minutes a day. Take a walk outside, stretch or meditate. Or take a 15 minute nap.
Exercise. Don’t sacrifice your workout routine. Today’s Americans may be surprised at the mounds of evidence linking physical activity to numerous health improvements. Most significantly, regular physical activity greatly reduces the risk of dying from coronary heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States.Did you know? Estrogen determines whether carbs or fat fuel the body. Women tend to burn fat for fuel, while men tend to burn carbs, because women have higher estrogen levels. When women enter menopause, they usually experience some weight gain because of lowered estrogen levels.
Sleep. Don’t skimp on sleep. What many of us don’t know is that sleep problems, such as insomnia, are often caused by hormonal imbalance and not aging. Did you know sleep deprivation can stop the production of hormones and lead to symptoms of hormonal imbalance such as night sweats, hot flashes and sleep apnea ?
Avoid Stress: Chronic stress interferes with the body’s stress-response system, which is usually self-regulating. As control over stress-inducing events increases, you are more likely to feel stressed. When your stress-response system is chronically activated, the resulting overexposure to cortisol and other stress hormones can disrupt your body’s processes and increase risk for health problems.
Off the Shelf Hormone Gift Ideas:
Standup desk. According to The New York Times,the perils of sitting exist even for those who go to the gym and take the stairs. Give your chair the shift, and see how your body feels doing what it was made to do.
Yoga gear. Get yourself excited about working out in new clothes, with a new mat or with new extras. Or buy a package of classes at your local studio.
Nike+ Sportband. The Nike+ Sensor gives you real-time, visual feedback while you run or walk. It tracks your time, distance, pace and calories burned. Connect to the website and you can see your past runs and make a plan for the future.
Fitbit. Need a little help making hormone fitness fun and achievable? Move over social media; “Fitbit makes getting in shape as addictive as Facebook and Twitter,” says one user.
NikeFuel. This little plastic band tracks every step you take and turns fitness into a competitive game. How active are you? How competitive are you? Count all the activities of your life and let your competitive side motivate your daily activity. NikeFuel allows you to compare and compete with anyone.
Aromatherapy Kit. For the person who has everything, this little bit of natural therapy actually helps manage stress levels and set mental focus. Aromatherapy triggers a positive emotional and physical response by stimulating your body’s limbic (emotional) and endocrine (hormonal) systems.
Pedometer. For the technology-challenged, the latest fitness gadgets may be daunting. A simple pedometer helps track the distance ran, biked or walked.
Massage Therapy. A therapeuticl treat that has plenty of other benefits than the feels-so-good timeout many associate it with, massage therapy helps align your body, soothe your muscles and improve your body’s internal functions – including hormonal balance.
Eyemask. One of the most simple and effective solutions to falling asleep and staying asleep, eyemaks help overcome sleep problems and provide restful, relaxing sleep. When your brain senses pure darkness, it causes the production of melatonin, the sleep chemical.
Prescription Required Hormone Gift Ideas.
Professional, medical advice. A specialized, age-management physician to keep you feeling and looking young and healthy. As our body ages, our natural hormones decline. Hormone replacement therapy can help sustain the structure and function of the body and the treat many diseases that are often associated with aging. Ageology is Chicago’s most trusted anti-aging physician network committed to educating and informing you about the latest advances in nutrition, fitness and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy so you can make strategic health decisions.
Balanced Hormones. Ask your Ageology doctor about a hormone test. Simply stated, hormones are messengers the brain relies on to tell your cells what actions to take. Hormones , for example, can tell a cell to grow or stop growing, to reproduce faster or slower, to divide or even when to die. Hormones help the body grow, mature and maintain itself. You might say hormones call the shots.
Prescription-Grade Supplements. Supplements prevent disease! They are safer than pharmaceutical drugs, which are employed after the disease exists in your body. But purchase your supplements from your age-management doctor. There is a difference in the quality between doctor-prescribed and grocery-store supplements. Don’t waste your money. Get the best supplements and the right ones for your body.
Weight-loss Program. Does it seem impossible to lose weight? Are you doing cardio, yoga and everything else you see on the tv but still seeing no results? Why wouldn’t you consult your doctor? Your weight problem may be deeper than food and exercise.
Benchmarks and Analytics. Let the professional tell you how you are doing. We know when we feel well, but that’s about it. A physician can guide you through the process safely and reasonably. Would you hire a kindergarten teacher to compile and analyze your Fortune 500 company’s finances? No. Why let yourself manage bodily functions without training?
Peace of mind. Know that you are taking the extra steps to ensure your quality of life is just as high as the number of years you live.
Are you ready to ask an Ageology expert for help, or just see what the age management process is all about? Visit http://www.ageology.com/ today to get started on the best give you ever gave yourself.