The endocrine system and its hormones.
The endocrine system is the collection of glands that produce hormones. All the hormones in our body act as chemical messengers, signalling information between cells.
In regards to our mental wellbeing, the top glands that are most influential are:
– Pineal gland | Produces melatonin
– Pituitary gland | Controls the activity of the hormones
– Hypothalamus | Connects the endocrine system to the nervous system
– Thyroid gland | Produces thyroid hormones T3 and T4
– Adrenal gland | Produces cortisol
Under good health conditions, these hormones are released at the right time for a certain duration. But lifestyle factors can unbalance the delicate system of when the hormones are released, and the duration of time they are active in the body. Leading to hormone communication and signalling disrupting our health.
Align, the mental wellbeing app
The lifestyle we lead, and the choices we make, all influence the state of our mental wellbeing. The first point of call for improving mental health should be to look at our lifestyle choices, such as food, sleep, relationships and purpose for example. By doing this, it establishes a strong foundation for good mental health, that is long term and sustainable.
Align is the mental wellbeing app that guides you on how to build and sustain good mental wellbeing, through tailored lifestyle tweaks.
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