7 Ways to Boost Your Energy with Hypothyroidism

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Jennifer Larson

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If you have hypothyroidism and you feel like you're dragging yourself through your daily routines, you probably are.

Your thyroid is a small endocrine gland in the front of your neck below your larynx that produces hormones that regulate your metabolism. When it's not producing enough of the hormones called T3 and T4, your body has trouble creating energy from the food that you eat. As a result, your metabolism slows way down. You start to feel tired, sluggish, and maybe even forgetful. On top of that, you start to gain weight.

In other words, you need an energy boost. Try these seven strategies to feel more energized:

Lifestyle changes are a big part of treating hypothyroidism, and this group talks about the challenges.

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