Exercise and Health
Everyone knows that what we eat and how much we exercise greatly influences the way that we look and feel. However, most people do not recognize the great importance that hormones play in all aspects of our health. Dr. Therry Hertoghe of Belgium explains it well: “Your body contains more than one hundred different types of hormones, and they pour into your bloodstream at the rate of thousands of billions of units a day. Hormones regulate your heartbeat and your breathing. Hormones make men men and women women. Hormones put you to sleep at night and they wake you uup in the morning. They control your blood pressure, build up bone, maintain muscle tone and lubricate joints. Hormones govern growth; they make the body produce energy and heat.
Hormones burn fat. Hormones govern the menstrual cycle and allow pregnancy (and birth) to occur. They fight stress, prevent fatigue, calm anxiety and relieve depression. Hormones make and keep memories. Hormones maintain the correct level of sugar in the blood and tissues. They resist allergic reactions and infections. They soothe pain. Hormones control your sex drive, virility, and fertility. They stimulate your brain and your immune system.”