The endocrine system regulates the body through hormonal secretions. Cultivating your endocrine health can boost energy, improve appetite, reduce insomnia, relieve depression symptoms, improve circulation, relieve muscle aches and assist you in recovering from endocrine disorders.

A few basic steps you can take to enhance your endocrine health are:

Eat Slowly – Don’t rush through your meals. Allowing your body to properly digest food reduces after-meal fatigue, boosts your immune system and enables your endocrine system to properly process nutritional intake.

Manage Your Stress – An important part of maintaining a healthy endocrine system is stress management. Stress can cause the overproduction of hormones, leading to the malfunction of endocrine organs.

Exercise – Regular exercise reduces stress, boosts the immune system, improves cardiovascular health and muscle mass, slows aging, and prevents bone loss. Stress-reducing exercises such as yoga, Qigong, and Tai Chi are also very beneficial.

Rest – Take a day out of the week for rest and rejuvenation, allowing your mind and body to recover.

Sleep – Get 7-9 hours of sleep per night in order to reduce stress and keep hormones balanced. Stress and a lack of sleep may cause endocrine glands to malfunction.