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Easily Stressed And Exhausted? 8 Ways To Get Rid Of Adrenal Fatigue

Easily Stressed And Exhausted? 8 Ways To Get Rid Of Adrenal Fatigue

Our lives are busy. We have a ton of things to do and not enough time to do them all. Our bodies are having a difficult time keeping up with everything, especially our adrenal glands. As tired as you feel, your adrenal glands are even more exhausted.

These glands, which sit right over your kidneys, have to do with energy production, fluid and electrolyte balance, and fat storage. They are also the reason you feel fatigue and gain weight during stressful times. Learning how to get rid of that fatigue can help you get back to a healthy, happier, and more energized life.

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1. Eat Natural Whole Foods

Your body needs vitamins, nutrients, and minerals to run. When you deplete it of the fuel it needs, you put strain on your adrenal glands. This leads to dehydration and a slowdown in hormone production that is essential for keeping you healthy. Natural whole foods are chocked full of everything your body needs – simply eat a variety of them to make sure you get a well-balanced diet.

2. Stay Away From Junk Food

Along the same lines as eating natural whole foods, you should avoid junk food. In addition to not getting the nutrients you need, your adrenal glands have to work overtime to process the toxins in foods without much nutritional value. The harder your adrenal glands work without the fuel they need, the more tired you become.

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3. Drink Plenty Of Water

More than half of your body is made up of water. Without it, your body starts to falter, especially the adrenal glands. These glands process the water to make it perfect for what your body needs. When you don’t supply the water, the adrenal glands can’t work. It signals your brain to let you know you need water, and that’s why you feel tired. It’s a little tap from the adrenal glands saying, “Hey, we need water down here!”

4. Take Vitamin C Daily

You should take 2,000 to 5,000 milligrams of vitamin C each day. Vitamin C is what keeps your immune system strong, which supports the functions of the adrenal glands. With properly functioning adrenal glands, your body works like a well-oiled machine. The good food and water consumed are processed efficiently to keep you running throughout your day.

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5. Take Vitamin B-Complex

You probably know vitamin B-complex is good for keeping your energy up, but do you know why? Well, it supports your adrenal glands! The glands love vitamin B because it gives them the kick they need to get going at a pace that will leave you less tired.

6. Use Non-Toxic Chemical Products

When you use toxic chemical products, you end up inhaling them. Your body needs to work overtime to get those toxins out of your body. Don’t make your body work harder than it needs to, especially when you have so much to do throughout the day. Get rid of as many toxins as possible, and you’ll end up seeing where that energy has been going.

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7. Get Moving Outside

Exercise is great, but it’s better when you do it outside in the sun. You end up soaking up that valuable vitamin D your body so desperately needs to convert calcium into what your bones need. It also strengthens your adrenal glands.

While you’re outside, get moving to make your body stronger and leaner. You can walk, run, or go for bike rides around your community. Being active may seem counterintuitive because you’re using energy, but the more energy you use, the more your body knows how much it needs to produce. That way, you’ll have extra energy on the days you’re super busy.

8. Start Working On Your Adrenal Glands

Adrenal fatigue can be combated if you simply take better care of yourself. Your adrenal glands want you to stop making them work so hard with so little help. Eat right, avoid what sucks up your energy, and get moving more frequently. It won’t be long before you see that energy boost you so desperately wish for every day.

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Last Updated on December 2, 2019

10 Powerful Ways to Stop Worrying and Start Living Today

10 Powerful Ways to Stop Worrying and Start Living Today

Plato knew that the body and mind are intimately linked. And in the late 1800s, the Mayo brothers, famous physicians, estimated that over half of all hospital beds are filled with people suffering from frustration, anxiety, worry and despair. Causes of worry are everywhere, in our relationships and our jobs, so it’s key we find ways to take charge of the stress.

In his classic book How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, Dale Carnegie offers tools to ditch excessive worrying that help you make a worry-free environment for your private and professional life.

These are the top 10 tips to grab worry by the horns and wrestle it to the ground:

1. Make Your Decision and Never Look Back

Have you ever made a decision in life only to second-guess it afterwards? Of course you have! It’s hard not to wonder whether you’ve done the right thing and whether there might still be time to take another path.

But keep this in mind: you’ve already made your decision, so act decisively on it and dismiss all your anxiety about it.

Don’t stop to hesitate, to reconsider, or to retrace your steps. Once you’ve chosen a course of action, stick to it and never waver.

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2. Live for Today, Package Things up in “Day-Tight Compartments”

You know that feeling: tossing, turning and worrying over something that happened or something that might, well into the wee hours. To avoid this pointless worrying, you need “day-tight compartments”. Much as a ship has different watertight compartments, your own “day-tight” ones are a way to limit your attention to the present day.

The rule is simple: whatever happened in the past or might happen in the future must not intrude upon today. Everything else has to wait its turn for tomorrow’s box or stay stuck in the past.

3. Embrace the Worst-Case Scenario and Strategize to Offset It

If you’re worried about something, ask yourself: “What’s the worst thing that could happen?” Could you lose your job? Be jailed? Get killed?

Whatever the “worst” might be, it’s probably not so world-ending. You could probably even bounce back from it!

If, for example, you lose your job, you could always find another. Once you accept the worst-case scenario and get thinking about contingency plans, you’ll feel calmer.

4. Put a Lid on Your Worrying

Sometimes we stress endlessly about negative experiences when just walking away from them would serve us far better.

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To make squashing that worry easier, try this strategy, straight from stock traders: it’s called the “stop-loss” order, where shares are bought at a certain price, and then their price development is observed. If things go badly and the share price hits a certain point, they are sold off immediately. This stops the loss from increasing further.

In the same manner, you can put a stop-loss order on things that cause you stress and grief.

5. Fake It ‘Til You Make It – Happiness, That Is

We can’t directly influence how we feel, but we can nudge ourselves to change through how we think and act.

If you’re feeling sad or low, slap a big grin on your face and whistle a chipper tune. You’ll find it impossible to be blue when acting cheerful. But you don’t necessarily need to act outwardly happy; you can simply think happier thoughts instead.

Marcus Aurelius summed it up aptly:

“Our life is what our thoughts make it.”

6. Give for the Joy of Giving

When we perform acts of kindness, we often do so with the expectation of gratitude. But harboring such expectations will probably leave you disappointed.

One person well aware of this fact was the lawyer Samuel Leibowitz. Over the course of his career, Leibowitz saved 78 people from going to the electric chair. Guess how many thanked him? None.

So stop expecting gratitude when you’re kind to someone. Instead, take joy from the act yourself.

7. Dump Envy – Enjoy Being Uniquely You

Your genes are completely unique. Even if someone had the same parents as you, the likelihood of someone identical to you being born is just one in 300,000 billion.

Despite this amazing fact, many of us long to be someone else, thinking the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. But living your life this way is pointless. Embrace your uniqueness and get comfortable with who you really are: How to Be True to Yourself and Live the Life You Want

8. Haters Will Hate — It Just Means You’re Doing It Right

When you’re criticized, it often means you’re accomplishing something noteworthy. In fact, let’s take it a step further and consider this: the more you’re criticized, the more influential and important a person you likely are.

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So the next time somebody talks you down, don’t let it get to you. Take it as a compliment!

9. Chill Out! Learn to Rest Before You Get Tired

Scientists agree that emotions are the most common cause of fatigue. And it works the other way around, too: fatigue produces more worries and negative emotions.

It should be clear, therefore, that you’ve got to relax regularly before you feel tired. Otherwise, worries and fatigue will accumulate on top of each other.

It’s impossible to worry when you are relaxed, and regular rest helps you maintain your ability to work effectively.

10. Get Organized and Enjoy Your Work

There are few greater sources of misery in life than having to work, day in, day out, in a job you despise. It would make sense then that you shouldn’t pick a job you hate, or even just dislike doing.

But say you already have a job. How can you make it more enjoyable and worry-free? One way is to stay organized: a desk full of unanswered mails and memos is sure to breed worries.

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Better yet, rethink about the job you’re doing: What to Do When You Hate Your Job but Want a Successful Career

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