A bit of a confession: I don’t think there has ever been a time in my life that I have been both good about lots of movement/exercise AND eating well. It seems like every time I am eating really well I am not exercising for one reason or another and every time I am exercising I am not eating as well as I’d like to be (Hi, cookies!).
But, right now I’m actually doing both better than I have in a long time. My knee pain that I have had for 11 years seems to not really be bothering me anymore, so I started running again (which I loooove). I say it seems to not really be bothering me because I have not pushed my limits yet because I am so afraid that it will come back, but I’m hoping for the best.
Why am I telling you this? Because being very conscious about getting in good movement seems to have had quite an awesome affect on my cycles.
You know how you read one thing and it talks about how over-exercising can be detrimental to your hormones and another thing that talks about how you need to get in your exercise for everything (hormones, other general health, etc.)?
Well, just like with almost every other health recommendation you could ever get, I really think it depends on you! I generally think that most people can use more movement in their life, but if you increase movement and don’t increase the amount you’re eating, or go from completely sedentary to insane over-exercising, that’s just going to stress your body out and obviously mess up your hormones. They’ll at least be affected temporarily until your body settles into a new normal.
But if your hormones are off because you aren’t moving enough? What do you do and where do you start? Especially if you don’t want to become crazy about your fitness routines?
That’s what we’re talking about it today’s podcast. I have the amazing Marie Wittman of artandscienceofbalance.com who is an absolute expert when it comes to helping women regain hormonal health with the power of movement.
Some highlights from the ‘cast:
- How charting her cycles helped Marie see her hormonal health issues
- How movement is just once piece of hormonal health – but that doesn’t mean you want to overlook it!
- What counts as “sedentary”?
- Why you need movement for your hormonal health
- What first steps you should take to get more movement in your life without taking a huge chunk out of your busy day
- …And more!
Check out my conversation with marie in the podcast below, and don’t forget to check out her website to learn more from her.