Sunday, January 29, 2012

Adrenal Fatigue | Tips for Maintaining Adrenal Health

Tips for Maintaining Adrenal Health
  • Sleep - Resist the temptation to burn the candle at both ends! Getting 8-10 hours of sleep a night is one of the best ways to restore your adrenal glands. It’s best to turn in early if you can. Drink herbal tea or consider a natural herbal supplement to help you wind down. And if you need one, and can, take a nap during the day.
  • Modify Your Exercise - Some people feel great after they exercise and if so, keep with your program. Other people feel drained with exercise and it’s ok and important to take it slow as you build back your energy levels. Mornings are best for aerobic exercise because this is when your cortisol is naturally highest, but try not to let your heart rate go above 90 beats per minute. Try relaxing walks, yoga, or any kind of exercise that restores you instead of draining you.
  • Take an Herbal Formula - Supplement your body with herbs and nutrients that restore, replenish and support your adrenals and your whole body. Make sure you purchase from a reputable company, whose products are clinically tested and of a high quality.
  • Relieve Stress - Learn to take time for yourself, where no-one is making demands on you and you can just relax. Schedule a massage or enlist a partner or friend to give you one; practice yoga, tai chi or qi gong; put up your feet and enjoy a cup of tea; or call a friend just to chat. Cultivate the practices that best relieve tension and stress for you. Just five minutes a day of quiet breathing or meditation can do wonders for your adrenals and your health in general.
  • Play - Take a good look at your life, and let go of as many of the things that drain you as possible, replacing them with those that fulfill you. Engage with the people, activities, and work you most enjoy. Go to the beach, play with your grandchildren, go dancing; whatever you have fun doing, give yourself permission to do it during this time of healing. Your adrenals will soak these experiences up with pleasure and respond quicker.
Use natural ways to get your energy back.
Today’s lifestyle is rushed, busy and full of activities and it’s easy to get burned out and run down. There are other options to just relying on sugar, carbs, and caffeine to make it through the day. Don’t put up with feeling so tired and depressed anymore. Natural herbal/nutrient options for adrenal support are available to boost your energy, and restore your adrenals and set you on the road to adrenal health and optimum performance.