Exercise And Yoga Another Way To
Hypothyroidism is the disease that affects metabolism and so
the entire bodily systems. This is because the hormone called thyroxin plays
major role in metabolism of the body and this hormone is secreted, stored
and released in the body by the gland called thyroid.
As the name suggest, hypothyroidism means underactive thyroid as hypo means
low, less, under or little. In this condition, the thyroid gland produces
less thyroxin hormone that is not sufficient to the body’s requirement and
therefore, the body lacks the hormone and ends up into metabolism
|However, hypothyroidism is well treated and
controlled by the supplementation of thyroxin hormone but there are certain
methods that can help you to live with the disease very happily and without
any complications. Exercise and Yoga are two of the best techniques by
which, one can easily keep thyroid gland in its normal state.
Light exercises like brisk walking, treadmill and aerobics are very useful.
They improve the blood circulation in your body and therefore very helpful
in thyroid hormone production. Here one should remember that heavy exercises
like weight lifting, dumbles and other muscle-developing exercises are not
required. You should better do not do that. All you need is light exercises
on the regular basis with proper timing.
You can include various sports instead. Sports are both; fun and exercise.
Since hypothyroidism brings weight gaining also, sports that burns the
calories will be the preferred one. You can go for playing squash as it is
one of the highest calorie burning sports. Other sports include lawn tennis,
basketball, football and simply running.
Swimming is another best way to keep your body fit and to keep you hormones
in level. You need not go for different kinds of strokes in swimming like
butterfly etc. but you should swim at least for ½ - 1 hour early in the
morning with the water that does not contain any chlorine. Some of the
naturopaths suggest taking bath in natural spring will be excellent idea to
keep your body fit and to boost your metabolism that has come down.
Yoga like Hatha Yoga, Pranayama (the breathing techniques), Shavasana (the
dead posture), simhasana (the lion posture) and kapalbhanti (another type of
breathing technique) help not only keeping thyroid healthy, but they also
boost your health keeping you hale and hearty. Latest researches also
support Yoga and breathing technique (Pranayama) to be two of the best
methods to control your any type of diseases.
Some of the Yoga gurus suggest that meditation plays an important role in
keeping your hormonal level normal. We know very well that hormones get
disturbed during various human emotions such as anger and love. Meditation
helps controlling brain chemicals and neurotransmission. There are various
types of meditations and you can perform any of one that gives you peace of
mind. Meditation along with Yoga brings stability in the mind, body and
These techniques are off the main treatment for hypothyroidism and should
not be considered as first line treatment.
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