3 Ways to Defy Age
Wander / Spring 18 / Live Well
From gravity-defying planks to youth-boosting serums, many are on an eternal search to reverse the clock—or at least slow the process. But focusing on exercise, diet, personal products, and spa retreats alone neglects a key ingredient to feeling—and looking—your best: Hormone balance.
Consider hormones and you might think of you or your best friend’s second trimester, or the week of discomfort that arrives before your period. Hormones, however, are a daily and constant part of life. Released by glands such as your adrenal and thyroid, they exert a profound influence on everything from your mood and energy to your creativity and sex drive—in essence, how lively and youthful we feel at any given time.
If your chief players become imbalanced, or if one is deficient or excessive, the results can range from minor dissonance to major hormonal cacophony. But when we’re balanced, we can feel on top of the world, compassionate towards others, well-grounded, and physically on fire. And, the age-defying benefits certainly don’t hurt.
On that note, here are three hormone hacks to make you look and feel younger:
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