Are you feeling anxious? Irritated? Constantly stressed? Sad or depressed? Having trouble sleeping? Lacking energy? Gaining or losing weight?
Your emotional well-being has been linked to a plethora of both health related conditions and non-health related parts of your life. For example – anxiety, depression and long-term stress have all been implicated in many chronic diseases such as hypertension (high blood pressure), insomnia, cancer, poor memory, obesity, hormonal imbalances and many more.
Non-health related concerns that may be affected by your emotional well-being include: productivity at work, relationships with your loved ones and general motivation and outlook on life.
Did you know humans have over 50 hormones that are released and have complex interactions with each other and all the organs in our body?
Hormones are involved in regulating our circadian rhythms (sleep/wake cycles), mood swings, immune system, reproduction, PMS, menopause, sexual arousal, metabolism, weight/cravings – and the list goes on.