Your thyroid is a truly incredible thing. It uses iodine to make and store the critically important hormones that your body requires to regulate your heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, and even your metabolism.
It’s also prone to problems. Hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid, can make even the most mundane activities seem insurmountable. All the more reason to eliminate as many thyroid-harming habits as soon as you can. So, what can you do today in the name of thyroid health? Let’s take a look at some of the poor lifestyle habits that have the potential to wreak havoc on your poor thyroid.
The perils of leading an inactive, sedentary lifestyle increase as you get older. Injuries get worse, life gets busier, and the calendar keeps on moving.
Even worse, inactivity leads to weight gain, which compounds the problem and can even lead to hypothyroidism. Go for a walk, play golf, or throw a ball around with your kids. The best time to start integrating exercise into your life was yesterday. But the second-best time is today.