Balance your hormones with meditation

Simply sitting, relaxing and bringing your attention to your breath (aka meditation) can do wonders for your hormones in several ways!

  1. Meditation gets you out of flight-or-flight mode, lowers blood pressure and heart rate, and improves blood sugar, immune function and digestion (by balancing adrenal hormones).
  2. Makes you feel happy and relaxed (through the release of the brain chemicals serotonin and oxytocin).
  3. Helps you sleep better (by increasing melatonin).
  4. Improves focus and memory (through the release of dopamine).
  5. Slows the aging process (by increasing DHEA and insulin-like growth factor).
  6. Helps bring back that sex drive (by lowering the stress hormone, cortisol).

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Phones need ‘bed mode’ to protect sleep

Blue-green light waves from electronic device screens (iPhone, iPad, computer, etc.) interfere with your body’s production of melatonin, the hormone that puts you to sleep at night. This is a problem because getting enough quality sleep is important for hormone balance, weight control, and a healthy mood. Luckily, this app can be installed, on your devises, to block blue-green light from your screens as evening approaches: justgetflux.com

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To read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-34744859