Issue # 160 December 12, 2013
Welcome to KnowYourThyroid.
Since we are fast approaching the New Year and the weight loss resolutions that come with it, I thought it would be a good idea to address exercise and weight loss if you are hypothyroid.
So, today Tom Brimeyer is going to explain the type of exercise you should avoid if you have hypothyroidism.
I have been meaning to address this for a couple of weeks now.
Between clients and the holidays, time has been escaping me. I’m sure you can understand that.
But the truth is that the timing couldn’t be better because the closer we get to the new year, the more
you might be thinking about resolutions.
There is a reason that your local gym will more than double members come January.
But I think we both know that if the answer to losing weight was to simply exercise more, then controlling
our weight would be easy. That and gyms would be packed year round.
Unfortunately, it does not work that way.
Not only does it not work that way, but most people trying to lose weight by exercising are really sabotaging their efforts by damaging their thyroid and metabolism.
And if you’re already struggling with fatigue the way it is, do you really want to waste what little energy you do have exercising?
It’s simply counter-productive.
Now, I’ve talked a lot about carbon dioxide and how protective it is of both your thyroid and metabolism.
and we know that hyperventilation or heavy fast paced breathing caused your body to lose carbon dioxide rapidly.
But so many people today believe that running on a treadmill and sweating profusely until you pass out is the best way to exercise and lose weight.
Most hypothyroidism sufferers get out of breath and tire easily doing little to no physical activity. This only shows you how little carbon dioxide you retain and how dysfunctional your metabolism is.
Please do yourself a favor.
Before you start thinking about the new year, losing weight, or getting healthy…
Think about what’s really best for you.
Forget about trying to lose weight with cardio and aerobic exercise. If you do lose weight this way, it tends to come back and find you sooner or later.
There are better ways to exercise that can actually help support your thyroid, metabolism and weight loss goals.
We will start talking about those soon.
but before we do, I want to share something with you…
I wouldn’t call it a supplement, but professional and Olympic athletes have started to use it to prevent exercise fatigue and protect their metabolism during exercise. If you do exercise, then it could help you too.