Combatting Low Energy and Fighting Fatigue

When we feel energized, we’re typically more productive, happier, and healthier — both physically and mentally. But when factors like menopause, andropause, thyroid issues, or nutrient deficiencies creep upon us, we can quickly feel depleted. Getting your energy back is possible. Here’s how:

Find balance

Exercise can help boost your energy levels, but did you know skipping rest days can lead to sleep issues? Similarly, while sleep is key to healthy aging, too much can lead to depression or cognitive impairment and actually increases your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. And while a protein-rich diet is encouraged — especially as a way to maintain muscle and bone health — too much can elevate cholesterol levels. Find a balance that works with your lifestyle and stick to it for the best results.

Stay hydrated

Many of us don’t drink enough water throughout the year, but with warmer months just around the corner, staying hydrated is even more important. Dehydration can leave you feeling drained and fatigued. If you’re having difficulty committing to a recommended 60+ ounces per day, try adding a handful of raspberries or splash of lemon juice and leaving the jug in the fridge overnight.

Hit the pause button

Trying to manage competing priorities at work or at home? You may even be tackling both. Aside from the mental fatigue, this can quickly bring to the table, you have to consider how much the stress plays a role in your physical health as well. Lighten your load when possible and find ways to cope with the everyday stressors you can anticipate. This may include relaxing habits like reading or meditation. Among the countless benefits, slowing your breathing can provide more oxygen to the blood — improving your energy levels.

Support your hormones

When our hormone levels are imbalanced, we often feel moody and less energized. In combination with the recommendations highlighted above, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) can be part of the solution.

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Your Guide to Aging Gracefully

Wrinkles are a normal part of the aging process, but aging gracefully requires more than just a hydrating skin care routine. As you grow older, you may experience additional roadblocks, including low libido, decreased memory, and mood swings. While these issues may initially feel insignificant, they can dramatically impact your day-to-day life. Here’s how to get ahead and bring vitality back into your life.

Increase your libido

Hormones play a key role in sexual health. While you may experience a decrease in estrogen, progesterone and testosterone levels with age, that doesn’t mean you have to experience the potential side effects. Our hormones are responsible for regulating a myriad of things — sexual functioning being one of them. When these levels are imbalanced, low libido is often one of the symptoms. So how can you avoid this? Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is a good place to start. Some men have also found herbs and minerals like Maca, Korean Red Ginseng and Zinc to be helpful, natural supplements.

Improve your memory

We often talk about ways to improve your cardiovascular health through physical exercise, but what about stimulating your mind? It can feel simpler to sit down and watch a mindless television show, and sometimes after a long day, that’s what we need most. But it’s all about finding a balance. Challenging yourself to something that stimulates the mind — whether that be picking up an instrument, trying a crossword puzzle, or practicing a new language — can significantly stimulate new connections between nerve cells.

Balance your mood

Just as our hormones impact our libido, they can also significantly help or hinder our mood.  Oftentimes, when our libido is low, we may also feel moody, have difficulty sleeping and experience low energy. There are several long-term practices you can start today to kick bad moods to the curb. Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet with limited caffeine intake is your first step. You may also consult your doctor about vitamin supplements. And as always, exercise and proper sleep will help maintain healthy hormone levels and ultimately, improve your mood and reduce stress.

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