How to improve your health and wellness

April 09, 2018

health and wellness

There are many strategies to improve your health and wellness, however if you are constantly tired all the time, there may be underlining Adrenal Fatigue that needs to be addressed firstly, to be on your way to optimum health and wellness.

Some of the questions to ask yourself include: Are you finding it hard to get moving in the morning even after a full night’s sleep? Do you need two cups of coffee before you start to feel ‘awake’? Do you lack energy in the afternoon? Are you less tolerant of others, get easily frustrated or have trouble concentrating?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then you could potentially be suffering from Adrenal Fatigue. According to Wellness Coach Keren Slutzkin from Vital Assurance, Adrenal Fatigue is a collection of signs and symptoms (known as a syndrome) that results in the adrenal glands functioning below their necessary level. It is most commonly associated with periods of prolonged stress, however it can also occur after acute or chronic chest infections or respiratory infections.

Adrenal Fatigue is a condition that is easily treatable. The food you eat is your first line of defence. This means consuming nutritious whole foods and avoiding processed foods and food that you have sensitivities or intolerances to, that will increase inflammation.

In addition to food, addressing the state of your mind and body plays an enormous role in improving your health and wellness. We need to address the underlying cause of stress in our lives. Just as our mental state can cause illness, improving our emotional wellbeing can reverse this condition.

Mind Body practices to improve your health and wellness include:

- Yoga, which balances the nervous system, and endocrine systems

- Meditation, Tai Chi or yogic breathing techniques, which balances the nervous system 

- Reviewing your lifestyle, including family, relationships, work and spirituality.

So although Adrenal Fatigue may not be a commonly diagnosed syndrome within the medical world, this explains that someone that is suffering from it can have his or her life impacted. Making small changes within your food, by eating healthy whole foods, and integrating wellbeing practices can have a big impact on getting yourself back to a health and wellness!

Find out how The Wellness Union can improve your health and wellness.