January is National Thyroid Awareness Month
Fitness is not just about exercise. Its about your over all health…ALL aspects of it. When I got an email from Amy at Global Influence offering me the opportunity to participate in this campaign I had to jump at the chance IMMEDIATELY. This is an issue that is close to my heart because this summer my Aunt Tina was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer. Tina is a very important person to me and I’m happy to say that she is doing very well…but I had no idea that you could have thyroid cancer in the first place!!
The thyroid is a small gland located in the middle of the lower neck, which produces hormones that regulate many functions including temperature, weight gain, and weight loss. Many Americans experience various problems with the functioning of their thyroid. Some red flags to watch for are:
* sudden weight gain or increase in body fat
*inability to lose weight despite proper diet and exercise
*fatigue, insomnia or restless sleep, anxiety or panic attacks
*gas, bloating, diarrhea, or constipation
*chronic sinusitis or lingering infections
It is important that people experiencing these warning signs see their physician to learn more.
There are also many online resources for those seeking more information and support. One online resource is the Fibro 360 Community – Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Center. This online community not only offers a network of support, but also resources to those seeking more information about fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and related disorders including those concerning the thyroid.
Could you use a little pampering? One of my readers will win a $25 gift card to Amazon.com to be used on whatever you need! Let me treat you!
To enter, please visit the Fibro 360 Community on Facebook and become a fan, then let me know in the comments. Would you like a bonus entry? Let me know in an additional comment that you follow @Fibro360 on Twitter!
Contest ends January 31st at 11:59 p.m. EST.