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Does exercise have a balancing effect on hormones?

Posted by Ali on June 01, 2001 at 01:49:56:

I was just wondering if this was the case because when I work out I don't break out as much and I'm thinking this is because the physical activity soothes those crazy hormones that break me out in the first place. Any thoughts...?
Thanks, as always!
Ali



Re: Does exercise have a balancing effect on hormones?

Posted by Vince F on June 01, 2001 at 02:19:00:

In Reply to: Does exercise have a balancing effect on hormones? posted by Ali on June 01, 2001 at 01:49:56:

since wemen will stop having their period if they work out
a lot I would think it affects them. I would look into the
Female Triad though that comes from extreme working out and
dieting it may give you some clues.

VF



Re: Does exercise have a balancing effect on hormones?

Posted by Ali on June 01, 2001 at 02:23:20:

In Reply to: Re: Does exercise have a balancing effect on hormones? posted by Vince F on June 01, 2001 at 02:19:00:


Vince,
Please excuse my ignorance, but what the heck is the Female Triad?
Thanks,
Ali

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Re: Does exercise have a balancing effect on hormones?

Posted by Ali on June 01, 2001 at 02:24:59:

In Reply to: Re: Does exercise have a balancing effect on hormones? posted by Vince F on June 01, 2001 at 02:19:00:


Vince,
Please excuse my ignorance, but what the heck is the Female Triad?
Thanks,
Ali



Re: Does exercise have a balancing effect on hormones?

Posted by Vince F on June 01, 2001 at 02:51:33:

In Reply to: Re: Does exercise have a balancing effect on hormones? posted by Ali on June 01, 2001 at 02:24:59:

Ali,

The Female Triad is a combination of 3 things that female
atheletes encounter when working out and one thing is the
working out affecting hormones and stoping their period and
dieting to keep weight down to make them perform better and
I can't remember the 3rd thing right now. Real Sports on HBO
just did a piece on it and it ISN'T Good. It has to do with
hormones and bone density and 30 yr old females have had
bones SO brittle they can break a bone crossing the street or
so they said. I am not saying this could be a problem for
you but May give you some ideas about hormones and
exercising. Might not find any info related to acne but
Maybe it will head you in a direction that will.

VF



Dynamic relationship-hormone,nervous,immune systems

Posted by
Alan on June 01, 2001 at 10:57:07:

In Reply to: Re: Does exercise have a balancing effect on hormones? posted by Vince F on June 01, 2001 at 02:51:33:

There is a dynamic relationship between the 3 systems in
your body - hormone, nervous, and immune. Exercise, in
moderation, reduces stress. This can balance your hormone
levels while at the same time improve production of healthy
white blood cells.

Proper diet, vitamins, and skilled relaxation are also
important.

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Exercise and SR

Posted by Jeannie on June 01, 2001 at 19:33:42:

In Reply to: Does exercise have a balancing effect on hormones? posted by Ali on June 01, 2001 at 01:49:56:

Hi Ali,

I read what you posted about looking for an SR method that works. I know that Dr. Stoll recommends that you do biofeedback, which would test to see if you are really entering into alpha/theta. But, there are people on this site that have had success without biofeedback.

I do a form of yoga, breathing and stretching. But, everyday I will feel like doing something different. If I'm more tired and my body is tense, I will stretch because it helps my muscles to relax. If I just feel like lying on the floor and doing breathing exercises then I'll do that. Or I'll concentrate on relaxing each muscle. Or, I'll just do nothing at all and practically fall asleep until the spoon I'm holding wakes me up (there's this thing called the Spoon Trick if you have trouble staying awake during SR).

If you go to the archives, you will find a list that will tell you what you should be experiencing during SR (like you should be swallowing a lot from more saliva, your lids should not be fluttering but totally relaxed, etc). There is a certain state between waking and sleeping -- that is where I try to go when I do SR.

Hope that helps.

And yes -- exercise with sweat is definitely a helper for me. The sweat is a way that your body lets out the toxins through your skin. Or else your liver and kidney take on too big of a load to handle. Other than sweat, exercise also brings oxygen to your skin -- vital. Oh! one more thing I noticed that helped for me. A healthy amount of fresh air and sunshine does wonders (i.e. if you're going to run, run outside). I suggest that you definitely be drinking at least 8 cups of water a day. You'll even find yourself sweating much more (a good sign that your body is using your skin to get rid of toxins).

In terms of balancing hormones, I would say probably. Exercise, other than SR, is the best thing to do to relieve stress (from pent up fight or flight energy). It brings people out of depression. It makes people more positive. It is definitely going to directly affect your skin.



Yes, it does! nmi

Posted by labrat on June 02, 2001 at 00:36:35:

In Reply to: Does exercise have a balancing effect on hormones? posted by Ali on June 01, 2001 at 01:49:56:


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Re: Exercise and SR

Posted by Ali on June 03, 2001 at 01:01:09:

In Reply to: Exercise and SR posted by Jeannie on June 01, 2001 at 19:33:42:


Thanks Jeannie! I really appreciate your reply and I will try out your suggestions.
Take Care!
Ali

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Re: Does exercise have a balancing effect on hormones? (Archive in wellness.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 04, 2001 at 08:52:42:

In Reply to: Does exercise have a balancing effect on hormones? posted by Ali on June 01, 2001 at 01:49:56:

Hi, Ali.

Wellness improves everything. Since exercise is one of the legs of the wellness stool....

Walt

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Re: Does exercise have a balancing effect on hormones? (Archive in wellness.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 04, 2001 at 08:53:07:

In Reply to: Does exercise have a balancing effect on hormones? posted by Ali on June 01, 2001 at 01:49:56:

Hi, Ali.

Wellness improves everything. Since exercise is one of the legs of the wellness stool....

Walt

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