1. Get Aerobic Exercise
As with most health conditions, exercise helps. If you want a more functional thyroid, shoot for a half hour of aerobic – steady-state – exercise a day. Good options include walking, running, hiking or biking.
2. Eat Cruciferous Veggies
You may have heard that raw cruciferous veggies are bad for thyroids, but this isn’t actually true. Cruciferous vegetables are an excellent way to support thyroid function. These vegetables – which include broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, collard greens, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, kale radish, kohlrabi and more – are excellent for your overall health, but are especially good at preventing cancer. Since thyroid cancer is a very real danger, and would certainly disrupt normal bodily functions, getting a healthy dose of cruciferous veggies should definitely be on your daily agenda.