How Hormones Affect Your Body
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Moodiness is quite a common scenario for women when we are close to having our period, or when we’re actually on a red flag alert. We often experience high amounts of mood swings to the point of overeating, crying for no reason or get angry at the most trivial things. While being hormonal is the culprit, there are also other factors that contribute to disrupting your body’s normal hormone function. You might be surprised that some of these factors are pretty much what we entertain in our daily lives. Read on:
Too Much Sugar
As much as we hate to admit it, your favourite cookie or cupcake... or basically any sort of sweets is going to affect your hormones. Since sugar is proven to be harmful to your metabolism and basically contributes to all sorts of diseases, it is pretty much a no-no in terms of your fitness and lifestyle goals. So the next time you are tempted to eat that sugary dessert while you’re in a bakery or coffee shop, by all means, resist.
As the saying goes, too much of anything can be a bad thing... even exercise. Moderate amounts of exercise can have beneficial effects on women's hormones. However, when you exercise too much to the point of draining your body, you throw off normal hormonal patterns. To avoid this, it is recommended that you exercise only 20 to 40 minutes a day.
Your Mobile Phone
We understand we’re now living in the modern era of excessive mobile phone usage, but as we’ve mentioned before, your smartphone could be causing you some health problems or even hormonal imbalance. “Irregular sleeping pattern, sleep deprivation and too much time scrolling through your phone can have a pull at your melatonin thread. And this means your body will fall apart.”
Beauty & Skin Products
Not all beauty cosmetics cause you to have hormonal imbalance. Only products which contain synthetic chemicals such as parabens are harmful for you. Makeup parabens have been identified to be estrogenic, and therefore, is disruptive of normal hormone function. The worst risk you'll ever encounter from this? Breast cancer.
Lack of Social Life
Your lack of social life can lead to a significant hormonal imbalance due to the tendency of depression or stress. According to Time, "Studies show that lack of affectionate physical contact is associated with higher levels of stress hormones and inflammation." So if you want to lower the risk of such, then put down your phone, go out of your house and enjoy the company of your loved ones.
MYC Writer: Elonah BionedaSubscribe to UpdatesRelated Articles