A very quick post this morning, but I thought this was important to share. As many of you know, I am a knitter (and I can already knit post surgery on my arm, just in very short sessions of about 15 minutes at a time.) Check out this article in the Washington Post about the possible health benefits of knitting or other creative pursuits.
If you are wondering what this has to do with hormones.....plenty. Engaging in a relaxing, creative activity calms the mind, which in turn reduces stress. I can tell you from experience that when I am super stressed, my cortisol (stress hormone made in the adrenal glands) goes way up (not good), and I burn through my hormones a lot faster (also not good because it's harder to get to my optimal levels.)
Speaking of reducing stress.............I have a fun weekend planned, including seeing Bruce Springsteen in concert tomorrow night.......oh. yeah. Can't wait, my stress level has been through the roof lately and I'm ready to break out from the routine for a bit. I likely won't post again until early next week, so I wish you a great weekend!