Are you stressed? It seems like a crazy question with the world as it is right now. Maybe the question should be: are you feeling extremely stressed and tired. Having trouble focusing? You may be dealing with adrenal fatigue due to stress. There are many simple and natural ways of treating stress and adrenal fatigue. Here are a few ways to get your life back on track for improved health and less stress.
1. Get More Sleep:
What could be easier? Sleeping disorders can mess your life up. Sleeping more is a cost-free stress treatment and an important investment in your health. Everyone says they don’t have time but you really must make the time for sleep. Most people should get 7 to 9 hours a night. The benefits of sleep include:
- Improved brain function – sleep repairs the brain
- More positive outlook
- Better looking skin – sleep refreshes your skin
- Weight loss – sleep helps your body work more efficiently
- Better handling of stress
- Reduced risk of heart disease and other serious conditions
2. Eat Better:
Change up your diet to de-stress and get adrenal balance. Eat more natural, unprocessed foods. Even little changes add up. Get a turkey breast and slice it up for sandwiches instead of using luncheon meat. Use wheat bread instead of white bread. Change up your mid-day snacking from potato chips to apples and cheese. Get a spiralizer and make your own veggie noodles instead of regular pasta. You can actually eat more and weigh less. Try the following food tips to reduce adrenal fatigue:
- More lean protein
- More green and colorful vegetables
- More colorful fruit
- Whole grains
- Less sugar
- Less fried food
- Less caffeine
- Less alcohol
3. Take Vitamins and Supplements:
There is a wide variety of all-natural supplements and vitamins available at pharmacies, health food, and grocery stores that will help your body deal with stress and adrenal fatigue. Because there are so many options, it is important to work with a trusted health professional when picking out supplements. Not all supplements are effective and some may not work with your body chemistry or other medicines you are taking. Don’t just go to the store and pick up a bottle with a catchy claim. Always work with your doctor to set up a system that will work best for you. Like most things, one size does not fit all.
4. Take a Hike:
No, seriously! Get out and take a walk or a hike. Exercise is one of the best natural treatments for stress reduction. It doesn’t have to mean hardcore exercise at the gym. Simply getting out in nature and walking or gardening helps heal the body and the soul. Another great option is to find an exercise that makes you smile. Dancing is a wonderful exercise and stress reducer. It tones the body, engages the mind, and lets you get away from daily stressors. Zumba is a Latin-based dance exercise that seems to literally melt away stress. And you really don’t have to know how to dance. Just MOVE and have fun.
5. Manage and Reduce Stress:
It may sound impossible but there really are simple things that you can do now to reduce or manage stress. You probably cannot eliminate stress but you can learn how to handle it in better ways. While getting away to a deserted island isn’t likely to happen next week, you can take an evening off and sit outside and watch the sunset with a friend. Recharge your batteries for improved health.
- Set realistic goals
- Be gentle with yourself
- Take regular mental health breaks
- Have fun – put it on your schedule
- Turn off your phone (at least occasionally)
- Make something – cook, craft, or create
6. Drink More Water:
Getting more water in your diet is the easiest way to improve your health and get your body working right. What if there was a magical, organic, and all-natural elixir available for you to take now? Wouldn’t you? Good news, that magical potion is water! Free and always at hand. Take advantage of this miracle liquid. Some of the benefits of drinking water are:
- Better looking, clearer, refreshed skin
- Improved muscle health
- Improved bodily functions
- Increased overall health
7. Get a Check-up:
It is always important to see a medical professional when you are not feeling well. Especially, if you try other alternatives without success. Your tiredness may be treatable adrenal fatigue or another condition that can be easily treated. Natural treatments aren’t always the answer. Medication may be the treatment you need.
Help is Available
If you are experiencing overwhelming stress, set up an appointment with EzCare Clinic to start on your path to feeling better. Their licensed and trained professionals will explore all the treatment options to find what is best for you. Visit their appointment page or call them at (415) 966-0848 to schedule an appointment today.