The following are some simple lifestyle and diet changes that can help one to release the right chemicals to activate the thyroid gland and provide you with ample energy all day long.
Run or walk for 30 minutes a day. Walking helps with the body’s fluid circulation. Unlike the heart/blood system, glands and the lymphatic system (the body’s immune system) don’t have an internal pump, so at least mild exercise is needed to mobilize the chemicals and cells. Exercise releases endorphins and increases serotonin levels (the feel-good chemical).
Amp up exercise routine. We all know by now that there is no easy fix to weight loss and energy boosting. Exercise is an absolute necessity for healthy living and boosting metabolism, so work yourself up to where you can exercise vigorously (keeping a healthy heart rate) for 30-60 minutes a day, six days a week.
Use a variety of exercises. Changing up your routine will not only keep you motivated, but will ensure there is no muscle memory and stagnation in those feel-good chemicals released in the brain when you exercise.
Focus on muscle building. Muscles don’t just burn a lot of fat, but they use a lot more energy than unused or untrained muscles. Extra muscle keeps the metabolic “thermostat” running even when your body is at rest.
Take advantage of the after burn period. This is the period right after a workout, where the body is continuously burning calories and producing energy. Don’t sit or lie down right after a workout.
I think, therefore I am. Nearly all holistic practitioners will suggest meditative and daily positive affirmations as part of any treatment program. Meditation is key to not only balancing the mind, but setting intentions, of which the body will absolutely respond. Holistic approaches make it a point to remind people of their own power to heal, with the help of Earth’s natural resources.
Reiki energy therapy. This is a special form of hands-on therapy that uses an ancient form of energy transference, used in Japan for thousands of years before coming to the west. Clearing of chakras and balancing of body functioning may be just what is needed.
Vitamin therapy. A multivitamin is usually sufficient, but sometimes the body needs more vitamin B, C, and D than more fit bodies. Ask your practitioner for their advice. As helpful as they are, you don’t want to overuse natural supplements.
Aromatherapy. Essential oils can be a great help in boosting metabolism. Scents like lemon, peppermint, cinnamon, citrus/grapefruit, and ginger. They can be worn or added to teas and waters. These ingredients are known for their holistic benefits in controlling appetite, boosting energy, and burning fat.