Recently over 61% of you said you were tired of being tired, had low energy and suffered from energy slumps during the day! Over 40% of you have been feeling this way for over 5 years and 36% of you are only aged between 35-45 years of age…I was shocked with these statistics. You are way too young to be feeling so drained and wiped out. The most common reason for this lack of energy and vitality is adrenal fatigue…
It’s time to start really living!!!..first we need to know where are you at right now? Have you got adrenal exhaustion?
Symptoms of adrenal fatigue and exhaustion!
Stress, tiredness, mood swings, headaches, sugar cravings, PMS, Sleepless nights, Irritability, food intolerances and many more are just a few of the symptoms of adrenal fatigue, exhaustion and burnout. Others include… Do your eyes find it hard to adjust to the light, especially in the mornings? Do you fall asleep instantly and wake up with a start? Do you have restless legs in the evenings?
Do you feel you could go back to bed a few hours after you get up or you are buzzing around late at night when you should actually be in bed? Do you feel tired yet you wake throughout the night? These are all very common issues I see with clients everyday.
What is adrenal exhaustion?
Adrenal exhaustion very simply is wiped out, burned out, over stressed, over fatigued adrenal glands. Our adrenal glands, which are situated on top of each kidney are primarily responsible for governing the body’s adaptation to stress of all kinds. The adrenals secrete hormones like adrenaline, nor-adrenaline, cortisol and other stress related hormones.
How do they become exhausted?
The main causes for burn out and adrenal fatigue is our busy hectic life styles, too much stress and not taking enough timeout for ourselves. Our bodies are perfectly designed to cope with a little stress or short time grief however, when it’s one thing after another our systems struggle and our adrenals become exhausted
When we are tired our body craves energy. We provide this energy in the form of stimulants and sugar, example sugar snacks, coffee and cigarettes only provide a quick fix. They give a short energy boost, which is then quickly followed by yet another slump. This upward & downward trend leads to upheaval in the body, throwing cortisol & insulin levels into turmoil, resulting in you wanting to crave even more sugar or ‘the pick me up’,which makes you even more tired.
The worst times of the days for these slumps or slowing down are generally between 10-11am,2pm & 3-4pm in the afternoon.
How can I beat adrenal exhaustion?
I help clients overcome these feelings everyday with rebalancing their adrenal glands through kinesiology treatements and techniques, life style advice, support and encourage, diet advice, energy boosting techniques, de-stressing the mind and body, providing re-energising recipes and so much more.
To get you off to a head start you can start looking after you by having a breakfast early in the morning (If you are not hungry it’s another sign your liver is sluggish). Eating regularly…small portions of high quality whole foods throughout the day rather than 1 or 2 big meals. Laugh plenty! Lie down for 10-15 minutes a few times throughout the day, do an exercise that you enjoy such as swimming, walking, skipping, dancing, stair climbing.
Too tired to exercise? Start very slowly (5mins per day) with something you can do at home. Avoid caffeine, black teas, minerals, processed foods, sugar in all its forms, sweeteners, diet foods and drinks & fruit early in the morning.