The chronic stress of modern life aff ects both our physical and emotional states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC) reports that one- fourth to one- third of Americans feel high levels of stress at work, and on top of that, Americans are working 8 percent more than they did just 20 years ago.
When you experience too much stress for too long, it becomes chronic, and you could be suff ering from something called adrenal fatigue. The adrenal glands are in charge of the body’s four major stress hormones: cortisol, DHEA, adrenaline, and norepinephrine. When the body is in a state of constant stress, the adrenal glands can become overworked, and over time they can then become underactive or fatigued. Common signs of adrenal fatigue include tiredness, weight gain, cravings, trouble sleeping, decreased immunity to common ailments, and brain fog. Try these simple lifestyle changes to support your adrenal glands.
Eliminate caff eine after 11 a. m. Aim for 8 hours of sleep per night. Take a brisk 20- minute walk daily. Reach out to your support network. Try diaphragmatic breathing.
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