With the hot summer month in full effect… some of us are feeling much more tired and fatigued than usual.
If this is you, here are a few possible explanations as to why, and how to turn that fatigue into feeling fantastic all summer long!
# 1 Dehydration –
With the heat to astronomical temperatures, it is very easy to forget to DRINK WATER! Water is the key ingredient to help flush out the systems toxins and replenish the body with essential vitamins and minerals. If you are feeling sluggish, light – headed, or abnormally hungry you may just need to drink a nice tall glass of H2O to get you back on track.
#2 Bright Lights Before Bed –
If you are having trouble sleeping or shutting your brain off at night, it could be because you are “energy zapping” yourself. If you are not allowing your body to get some shut-eye in a relaxed state it may be prohibiting you from feeling the best you can. Make sure to turn the television off at least 1 hour before bedtime. Grab a book or do some light stretching with candlelight or dim lights to help you sleep efficiently. A good nights rest will lead to more energy which will help you feel great through out your week.
#3 Over-training –
Now that the weather is enjoyable and stays light much later, it is easy to “over train”. Over training can elevate your cortisol levels and keep you wired and unable to sleep and or eat like usual. Especially when it is hot, you have to make sure you really “fuel” your body with adequate hydration, nutrition, and rest. To keep you feeling and looking fantastic all summer long!
#4 Iron and Omega 3 Deficiency –
Iron and Fish Oil really help fuel your body to run like a well-oiled machine. If you are not getting the recommended dose ( for iron at least 18 milligrams per day and here is a fish oil calculator to help find the perfect dose for you). Your body could be in a fatigued state which could be causing anemia, exhaustion, and adrenal burn out.
Now you have the tools you need to stay energetic in these beautiful summer months. Make the most of these cherished days and remember these four rules on a daily basis to keep you on the road to feeling the best you have in years!