BOOST YOUR BODY’S NAT­U­RAL EN­ERGY

Turn up the power of the key hor­mones that con­trol your strength and stamina.

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Y our hor­mones are like a team, work­ing to­gether to give you en­ergy. “There are an­abolic hor­mones – in­clud­ing in­sulin and your thy­roid hor­mones – that help your body cre­ate and store the mol­e­cules it uses as fuel. And catabolic hor­mones, such as cor­ti­sol and adren­a­line, which en­able your body to use that fuel,” ex­plains Deena Adi­moolam, a spokes­woman for the Hor­mone Health Net­work of the En­docrine So­ci­ety.

But cer­tain fac­tors, in­clud­ing diet and stress, can up­set this pre­cise op­er­a­tion, mak­ing your en­ergy lev­els plum­met. For­tu­nately, by us­ing a few sim­ple strate­gies, you can sync them again – and be­come even stronger. Here’s how.

BAL­ANC­ING ACT Keep­ing your hor­mones in sync will de­liver last­ing, steady fuel.

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