WHY STRESS IS BAD FOR YOUR REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

Stress interferes with the hormonal communication between the brain, pituitary gland (which is the master gland that control all the hormones in the body) and the ovaries (which produce your sex hormones).

 

Stress causes an increase of:

  • prolactin, preventing ovulation

  • adrenalin, blocking progesterone (sex hormone necessary for fertility). Adrenalin also increases when blood sugar levels drop, so it is important to try keeping Blood Sugar levels balanced

  • cortisol (stress hormone) as too much of it is toxic for the brain and can affect the release of FSH (follicle stimulating hormone), preventing an egg to mature and be released for fertilisation.

When we are not stressed, sex is likely to be more enjoyable and women are more likely to retain sperm. 

 

WHAT ARE EFFECTIVE WAYS TO DEAL WITH STRESS?

  • Cardio Exercise such as jogging, cycling, HIIT is among the best natural antistress as it uses blood sugar, fatty deposits, and decrease cortisol levels (stress hormone) in the bloodstream.

 

  • Have “me” time - nurture yourself mentally, emotionally and physically!

  • Learn to BREATHE DEEPLY.  

Breathing deeply activates the parasympathetic (calming) nervous system, slowing down the heart beat and oxygenating and refreshing the blood traveling to vital organs. It is your brain that initiates the breathing cycle, so making a conscious effort to breath more deeply can break any poor breathing habit pattern. 

Try to consider each breath as new life, vitality dissolving stress and anxiety. 

 

Meditation can be a great tool to develop your breathing skills. Try to listen to the guided meditations and see if they can help you to connect to your breathing, or read this 5 tips HOW TO START A MEDITATION PRACTICE

  • Experiment the power of thought and start noticing what positive/negative thought patterns bring about. A simple thought has a significant impact on your mind, body and emotions. What you choose to think about yourself and your life becomes truth to you, and you have unlimited choices about what you can think! Get inspired now!

 

  • Try Affirmations, which are simply short statements helping you to create a positive mental attitude. You could try to write them down or even sing them :)

 

  • Try Visualisation to empower your mind and create positive though patterns. As Albert Einstein used to say “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

And make you own Stress-reducing blend solution!

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