Adrenal fatigue is caused by the adrenal glands prolonged response against stress. The glands produce cortisol to improve your body’s response. However, with prolonged stress, the body depletes nutrients important for the rebuilding of other important hormones such as testosterone and DHEA.
Treating adrenal fatigue takes a multi-pronged approach that focuses on lifestyle changes, exercise, diet, and recovery. This is because all these elements are closely connected when it comes to weighing down your adrenal glands. Here are the simple changes most people know , but need to start doing
Mindfulness and meditation
Meditation is key to relaxing your body and mind. This helps keep the stressors that are causing prolonged body response at bay. It also gives you confidence to face the challenge.
Listening to the body
Your body tells you when it needs rest. Listen to it and take a nap when you feel tired. This will also help increase your performance.
Exercise regularly but right
Ensure that you have regular exercise in interval training, aerobics, core, and strength training. However, have limits beyond which you cannot overwork.
Ensure that you have a daily serving of a diet that includes fruits, vegetables, unprocessed beef, eggs, raw nuts, seeds, and gluten-free grains. Avoid stimulants and sugary carbonated drinks such as soda and coffee. These drinks temporary increase your sugars levels but ultimately stress your adrenal glands. It is important that you control your sugar levels to maintain proper adrenal function.
Plan your meals such that you have a small snack every three to four hours. Moreover, ensure that you eat within the first hour of waking up. Have a small snack before bedtime. Finally, do not wait until you get hungry to eat. By the time you are hungry, you have lowered your blood sugar, which strains your adrenal glands.