Welcome to this week’s episode of Thyroid Strong as I spell out why it is so important to prioritize your muscle tissue with Hashimoto’s. Not only for the longevity of your life but to also live every day thriving, without injuries or stress responses dictating your day to day life. I’ll share why its time to let go of the low impact exercise, yoga, pilates, foam rolling, and constant stretching and replace it with one thing that will give you more energy, more resilience, and will help get those pants fit better.
We all want to live longer and fuller lives, and one way to do that is by prioritizing your muscle tissue. Us Hashi ladies have to preserve, build, and feed our muscle tissue to help our thyroid, tighten our ligaments, and build quality tissue around the joints.
Prioritizing Muscle Tissue During your Workouts
Muscle is our metabolic engine and with hyperthyroidism, stimulating the muscle encourages thyroid hormone turnover, which we need! Muscle tissue also helps to stabilize the joints, and with ligament laxity, put down the pilates and pick up heavier weights to stimulate the muscles.
Muscle Tissue and Longevity of Life
The more we age, the more maintenance of our muscle tissue. If you don’t use it, you lose it. Life lesson, you don’t fall and break a hip. You break a hip and then fall so the more muscle tissue you have around the joint, the more longevity you have in your everyday life. Now, with Hashimoto’s, we need to focus on building quality muscle tissue with proper nutrition and recovery time.
In This Episode
Muscle is our metabolic engine [1:36]
Muscle helps stabilize our joints [2:29]
Thyroid receptors and contracting your muscle tissue under load [3:43]
The more muscle tissue you have the more longevity you have [4:38]
The more muscle tissue the less likely you are to “waste away” as we age [5:04]
Why it’s harder to maintain muscle mass with Hashimoto’s [6:27]
How to feed your muscle tissue [7:29]
Slower recovery time with Hashimoto’s [8:11]
“Muscle being our metabolic engine, it helps us rev back up gives us more energy.” [2:10]
“The more muscle tissue we have, the less likely we are to fall or break our hip, the less likely we are to have weak bones.” [5:41]
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- Low thyroid hormone and its connection to our muscles
- Ligament laxity and stabilizing your joints
- Stimulating your muscle tissue and turning over your thyroid hormones
- Preserving your longevity through muscle tissue
- Hashimoto’s and lesser quality muscle tissue
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