Hormones are tiny chemicals that travel through your blood to deliver messages. They direct a wide range of functions in your body, like your temperature, heart rate, mood, and libido. Even small changes in hormone levels create big changes in your body.
At Celebrity Medi Spa in Allen, Texas, our medical experts understand how hormonal changes affect your physical, emotional, and social well-being, which is why we offer hormone therapy.
Though hormone therapy can restore balance and help you feel more like your usual self, making adjustments to your lifestyle can have an even bigger impact.
Changes in your hormone balance may affect your weight and energy level.
Thyroid hormones control your body’s metabolism, and low production of these hormones may lead to weight gain and fatigue. A decrease in sex hormone levels as you get older also affects energy, making it harder to maintain a healthy weight.
You may have a boost in energy and an easier time reaching your weight goals after starting hormone therapy, but good nutrition goes a long way. We recommend you focus on eating a balanced and varied diet that includes nutrient-dense foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean sources of protein to support your hormone treatment.
If you’re having trouble reaching your goal weight after starting hormone therapy, we can help you with weight loss. We have a program that includes diet and lifestyle coaching, nutrition supplements, and medication adjustments.
Making a plan to add more physical activity is another lifestyle adjustment that supports your hormone treatment. Exercise boosts your mood and energy levels, makes it easier for you to maintain a healthy weight, and lowers your risk of chronic health problems like diabetes and high blood pressure.
Getting regular exercise also restores muscle loss and improves bone health.
Aim for 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise (a brisk walk, bike ride, low-impact aerobics class, etc.) five days a week.
Disruptions in your hormone balance affect your emotional health as much as they affect your physical health. Meditation, yoga, and mindfulness are therapies that help reconnect your mind to your body.
Engaging in mind and body therapies may lift your mood, reduce anxiety, and improve your overall sense of well-being. They may also improve focus, memory, and emotional reactivity.
Hormone therapy restores hormone balance and makes you feel better. Making adjustments to your lifestyle supports and enhances all the benefits you get from your hormone therapy.
Let us help you get back on track. We offer a number of therapies that help you look and feel better. Schedule a consultation with one of our specialists by contacting our office at 469-294-2243 today.