So as more and more people seem to be struggling with Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid), I thought it would be a good idea to talk about it and give you some advantages of exercise and healthy nutrition.
Hypothyroidism can cause things like fatigue, joint pain, heart palpitations, and depression. The condition also reduces overall metabolism, making those with hypothyroidism more prone to weight gain. So it is harder to lose weight. Daily exercise can relieve many of the symptoms and can improve cardiovascular health and muscle mass.
If you get your metabolism back up to speed, the weight shouldn’t keep adding up. There’s three ways that help get your metabolism back up to speed. One is your thyroid medication given to you from your doctor, two is healthy eating (It may be worth contacting a dietician who specialises in Thyroid recovery or educate yourself for free online on the best foods) and three daily exercise.
So the thyroxin or whatever you’ve been prescribed by the GP should help give you energy, which can help motivate you to exercise. The medication provides the body with the thyroid hormone it needs to keep metabolism at a healthy level. The healthy eating will help keep your weight under control and if you’re eating the right foods then alongside your medication this will help with your energy and metabolism, plus make you feel better all round. Then there’s exercise to help reduce the ever growing risk of cardiac decease such as ventricular arrhythmias, or a rapid heart beat. It also helps to keep the joints strong, muscles functioning and speed up your metabolism all things which diminish with an underactive thyroid.
So don’t be a stranger to the gym if you have hypothyroidism. Make sure you eat healthy and exercise regularly or you may be at risk of making your health worse and NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOUR HEALTH!!!
Results May Vary: Causes for being overweight or obese vary from person to person. Whether genetic or environmental,
it should be noted that food intake, rates of metabolism and levels of exercise and physical exertion vary from
person to person. This means weight loss results will also vary from person to person. No individual result should
be seen as typical.