Stress, Hormones, and Aging

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In our increasingly fast-paced society, it’s no surprise that I often meet people who encounter health and well-being challenges related to stress and anxiety.

Pay attention to your lifestyle
Lifestyle plays an important role in assisting all of us in managing stress and the impact it can have on our health. Our always-connected digital culture can contribute to the blurring of our work and personal life. So the importance of work-life balance, regular exercise, proper nutrition and adequate sleep cannot be overstated.

Are you getting appropriate supplementation?
But lifestyle is not the only culprit. Changing hormones can have an impact on anxiety levels and the physical impact that stress can cause. For example, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a hormone produced by the adrenal glands which can help counter the effects of cortisol (one of our stress hormones). The hormone melatonin can help with better sleep, which is especially vital during stressful times. These are just a few examples that highlight the important role of hormones and how they can impact our lives.

Make an appointment with a PRO Registered Dietitian to evaluate your diet and supplements. Stress-reducing supplements include GABA, magnesium, L-Theanine, B vitamins, melatonin, and adaptogenic herbs. These are available through PRO Medical.

Personalize your health
To have your hormones (and much more) evaluated, contact the PRO Medical Age Management Center. We now offer an Age Management Genetic Profile, which provides a comprehensive picture of your current status to map your personal path to better health.

Hormonal decline/imbalance can be affected by stress and is of paramount importance to how we age. Your genetic testing results may augment the comprehensive evaluation of your current hormone status, lab tests, review of personal medical history, and metabolic testing to map your personal path to longer and better health.

How to Cope with Stress

  1. Learn relaxation techniques, meditation or yoga.
  2. Be sure to get adequate quality and quantity of sleep.
  3. Participate in regular exercise. Not sure where to start? Make an appointment with a PRO Personal Trainer or schedule some Group Fitness classes into your weekly calendar.
  4. Meet with one of PRO Medical’s Counselors to discuss stress management strategies.

 

Written by PRO Sports Club

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