Tired? Suffering From Adrenal Fatigue? My Top 5 Tips To Overcome!
To treat adrenal fatigue you need to focus on making changes to your diet and lifestyle. If you just have minor adrenal fatigue you can likely fix the problem merely by focusing on your diet and lifestyle. You can expect to feel better in about six to nine months. However, if you suffer from moderate to severe adrenal fatigue it can take anywhere from 12 to 24 months, sometimes longer.
A great resource can be found at drjockers.com, on this link it lists 25 ways you can combat adrenal fatigue. I suggest you check it out. I’m just going to list my top five.
The first is exercise of course. As an “unbiased” personal trainer, of course I would recommend exercise. The reason exercise works is because it helps regulate your hormones. And remember, your adrenal gland is responsible for over 50 kinds of hormones and exercise helps regulate your cortisol levels, it also relieves depression which means it’s going to help you with the stress, which is the root of this, plus exercise will help you lose weight. All of those benefits will help you to recover faster. If you’re new to exercise try to just get at least 20 to 30 minutes a day. You can just start with walking, or walking stairs.
The second thing you need to concentrate on is stress. You need to try to reduce the amount of stress in your life. Some ways to do this could be looking at your schedule and trying to get rid of stuff that is not absolutely necessary. This may require you to rework some of your relationships, as well as develop new time management skills. In order for your adrenal glands to recover, you need to lighten the load that they’re currently under. For most people that means they need to lighten up their schedule.
Now, I’m not a huge supplement guy, but supplements have been shown to assist with adrenal fatigue. Most of the supplements that you need can be obtained in a simple multivitamin you can get at your local drug store. No prescription needed. Just make sure it has Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin C, E, and B Complex.
Also, this is going to hurt a little bit, but please try to avoid all junk food as much as possible. Fatty, salty, and sugary, foods just slow you down and create more stress on your body. So instead of junk food, try adding fresh fruits and vegetables, you’ll be amazed. Remember healthy food doesn’t have to suck, you can even have cauliflower pizza (check it out, www.just4youmeals.com ).
And lastly, sleep. Sleep is probably the most important thing on here. I strongly believe that 10 to 20 years from now there’s going to be tons of research that’s going to state that sleep is basically the magic pill to losing weight, feeling better, and being less stressed. Mark my words!
In the meantime though, just take my word for it and get some more sleep. Your adrenal glands essentially go to the repair shop every night between roughly 10:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. This means if you are a Night Owl and elect to stay up at night, it is not good for you. You need to try to train your body to go to bed earlier. This probably means reducing the amount or even eliminating caffeine from your diet so that you can sleep better.
If you think that you are suffering from adrenal fatigue, don’t get depressed. You can start the recovery process by simply following the steps above and by making changes to your diet and lifestyle. If need help with either of these let me know. You can do this!
Now go be awesome!
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PSS – Crispy Pumpkin Fry Recipe!
- 1 pie pumpkin, peeled, seeded and cut into ½ inch fries
- 1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
- 1 Tbsp. Sriracha
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Spray large baking sheet with oil.
- In a mixing bowl, toss pumpkin fries, maple syrup and Sriracha until all of the fries are covered.
- Arrange in single layer on baking sheet (no overlapping).
- Roast for about 35 minutes (until crispy), flipping halfway through.