Hormones that may be imbalanced due to our Exercise, Nutrition and Lifestyle Habits

The body secretes a multitude of hormones into our bloodstream from our major organs and glands.

Too much or too little hormonal release can negatively affect our health.  With 5 specific hormonal imbalances (low testosterone, low growth hormone, low estrogen, high insulin and high cortisol), resulting from our exercise, nutrition and lifestyle habits.

The imbalances below are often overlapping in their negative impacts on our health and exhibit the following signs and symptoms.

Low Testosterone

  • Low or minimal amount of regular exercise (particularly resistance training)
  • Excess body fat all over (weight gain)
  • Low Sex Drive
  • Difficulty getting an erection
  • Hair Loss
  • Low Mood, lethargy, depression
  • Weak Bones (breaking bones, sprains, weak joints)

Low Human Growth Hormone

  • Low or minimal amount of regular exercise (particularly resistance training)
  • Decreased muscle strength
  • Sagging skin (weight gain)
  • Low Energy/Stamina
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Disturbed sleep/difficulty getting to sleep

Low Oestrogen

  • Low or minimal amount of regular exercise (particularly resistance training)
  • Weight gain
  • Low Mood/Depression
  • Sensitive to certain foods
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Hot flushes, night sweats, cold chills
  • Headaches
  • Joint Pain

High Insulin

  • Low or minimal amount of regular exercise (particularly resistance training)
  • Weight gain
  • Acne
  • Low energy
  • Sweating
  • Palpitations
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Mouth
  • Frequent need to urinate

High Cortisol

  • Low or minimal amount of regular exercise (particularly resistance training)
  • Backache
  • Headache
  • Poor Sleep
  • Weight Gain
  • Lethargy
  • Prone to Mood Swings
  • Craving Sugary Foods
  • Low sex drive
  • Gut inflammation, Abdominal cramps, constipation, Nausea

Many of the symptoms can be treated naturally, specifically by changes in our exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle habits others may need medical intervention, if you are unsure consult your doctor.