Sunday, March 05, 2017

How to Stop Burning Yourself out and Start Recovering

As much as we love to play hard, we also love to work hard. Sadly, our body can only take so much punishment and as we grow older, we’ll find ourselves getting fatigued more easily and longing for a nice comfortable rest in our bed more often. Sadly, that’s just one of the effects of growing older. As we age, our bodies start to slow down a little and we get tired more easily. However, that doesn’t explain how many people are able to sustain healthy diets, stay awake and continue living their lives on the edge despite being many years older than you—just how do they do it?!

Fighting the effects of tiredness and fatigue are life-long and it mainly involves your diet, staying healthy and also, most importantly, by not burning yourself out.

Eat regular small portions

When we eat, we store up that energy and wait for it to be used. If we live active lifestyles, that means we need to plan our eating habits so fit with our goals and schedule. This takes some diet planning but in general, you can eat smaller portions throughout the day to constantly provide your body with more energy and to also repair your body after stressful activities such as a workout.

A great way to eat smaller portions is to prepare your food in containers the night before or sometime earlier during the week. Then you simply take those containers out and treat them like microwave moves, or empty the contents into a pan to heat up for a while. This is called food prep and it’s a wonderful way to control your portions even if you’re a busy person.

Take supplements

If you’re constantly feeling tired then you might have underlying health problems that need to be examined or you might not be getting enough nutrients from your food. It’s important to note that supplements are made to supplement your food. For instance, if you don’t like fish then it’s a good idea to take omega 3 tablets to give you the nutrients you need from fish.

Another type of supplement to take is magnesium which helps to specifically fight against fatigue. You also might have a hormonal imbalance such as low testosterone. Other signs of hormonal imbalance include a low libido, a loss of muscle mass, poor sleeping patterns and anxiety. It’s recommended that you consult a doctor before taking supplements that aren’t over the counter or available in your local pharmacy.

Address underlying issues

You might think that going on holiday is a great way to recover from burning out, but there’s always a reason why you are feeling burned out in the first place. Perhaps you are pushing yourself too hard at work or maybe your boss is forcing you to do work you can’t physically finish in time. Maybe you have issues at home which are stressing you out and causing you to stay at work more, or perhaps you are just partying too hard when you go out with your friends. It’s important that you try to identify your reasons for burning out and stopping them at the source instead.