Why am I ex­hausted af­ter ex­er­cis­ing?

South Waikato News - - Your Health -

Email your ques­tions for Dr Libby to ask.dr­libby@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz. Please note, only a se­lec­tion of ques­tions can be an­swered. Choose your move­ment options wisely, not out of guilt or for calo­rie ex­pen­di­ture. A walk on the beach with a close friend or a stroll through a park tak­ing no­tice of the sights, smells and sounds. You might find that em­brac­ing a breath-fo­cused yoga prac­tice is more en­er­gis­ing for you at the mo­ment. Adap­to­genic and adrenal herbs can also be won­der­fully sup­port­ive and pro­vide much needed nour­ish­ment. Herbs such as with­a­nia, rho­di­ola and licorice can help to sup­port the adrenal glands and mod­u­late the im­mune sys­tem.

Vi­ta­min C, B vi­ta­mins and mag­ne­sium are also es­sen­tial for op­ti­mal adrenal gland func­tion and more are of­ten re­quired with pe­ri­ods of pro­longed stress or to help com­bat the ef­fects of in­tense ex­er­cise. If this res­onates for you I would en­cour­age you to speak to a health pro­fes­sional, as there may also be un­der­ly­ing bio­chem­i­cal is­sues at play.

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In­tense ex­er­cise com­bined with our hec­tic life­styles can leave us feel­ing tired.

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