Cortisol Catastrophe

Losing weight can be frustrating enough, especially if you’re not seeing results or feeling any better.  Believe it or not, weight loss is connected to your hormones more than you’d imagine.  For instance, exercising for long periods of time or with extremely high intensity may seem like a viable way to lose weight, but this kind of exercise could actually cause you to gain weight.  Long periods of intense physical activity increase your body’s cortisol levels, a hormone responsible for maintaining homeostasis in the body.  High cortisol levels can lead to weight gain, especially around that dreaded middle area.

A better option? Exercising moderately for less time and giving your body time to rest.  Our bodies were made to rest and need that time to recuperate in order to keep us healthy. So if you find yourself working out super hard and it seeing any results, this could be your solution.

High cortisol can also come from other sources such as stress and caffeine overload.  Bodies of all ages may have a difficult time regulating the cortisol levels and may require some extra help.  BHRT at Broadway is specifically designed to balance out-of-whack hormones that may be causing problems in other areas of your life.  The Broadway Clinic also offers weight loss programs customized to your needs to help you shed those unwanted pounds.  If this sounds like you, call us today to find out how we can help you achieve an overall sense of well-being.