When we think of healthful lifestyle choices we generally consider requirements for a healthy diet and regular vigorous exercise. We want to be sure we're eating a wide variety of foods from the p ...View Article
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Your extreme fatigue might be coming from hidden sources. Nixing these spirit-depleting factors from your life will automatically help reboot your verve.
It turns out that even moderate dehydration (which results in the loss of 3 percent of your body weight) can make you feel mentally sluggish and mess with your concentration. The next time you're feeling foggy or lightheaded, don't just assume you're in serious need of some food. Try downing a glass or two of water.
2. Cell Phones
Checking your cell before bed amps up brain activity, making it harder to doze off. Plus, any electronic gadget's artificial blue light can suppress the sleep hormone melatonin. A 2011 poll by the National Sleep Foundation found that 20 percent of people ages 19 to 29 are awakened by a call, text, or e-mail at least a few nights a week. Power it down well before bedtime.
Many drugs have veiled energy-sapping side effects. Chief among them are some classes of antidepressants and certain beta-blockers used to prevent migraines or treat high blood pressure. If you start a new med and feel more lethargic than usual, see doctor Bert for an alternative. (If there isn't one, take your dose right before bed.)
While working out zaps the stress hormone cortisol, prolonged sweat sessions--like, for example, regularly running for more than 30 minutes at a steady rate--can actually rev cortisol production. Interval training (bursts of intense activity) combined with strength training (free-weight and body-weight moves) helps keep cortisol in check.
5. Low Iron
The mineral shuttles oxygen around your body and removes waste from your cells. If you're not getting around 18 milligrams a day, your body struggles to function properly and you can feel worn out; low iron levels in your diet can cause iron deficiency anemia. If you feel sluggish, call our office and ask for a simple blood test to see if you should be taking a supplement.
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|Chiropractic Care and Healthy Eating
Regular chiropractic care and consistent, healthy nutrition represent two powerful lifestyle choices for people interested in supporting their long-term health and well-being.
These life-affirming action steps work together to give you more energy, more restful sleep, and an overall positive mental attitude. When you don't get enough nutritious food, your body doesn't work properly. Supplies aren't available to build strong cells and tissues. Toxins accumulate. People wonder why they feel tired and listless. A big part of the answer is too much of the foods that are harmful and not enough of the foods that have high nutritional content.
Also, when your body's out of alignment, joints, muscles, cartilage, and ligaments are all working against each other. Your body wastes energy because these biomechanical structures are literally at cross purposes. Even maintaining a seated posture or standing for a few minutes becomes stressful and painful. Regular chiropractic care addresses these biomechanical problems and helps your body to work much more easily and efficiently.
Regular chiropractic care and healthy nutrition work together to provide optimal health. There may even be delightful, unexpected benefits as your body and mind begin to work in harmony.