Has “get up and go” gone out the door? Are you worn out and weary? Do you want to lie under a blanket until spring? Pep up ladies, there are plenty of simple steps you can take to make 2012 an energized year.
We are all tired every now and then. However, there’s more to a lack of energy than may meet they eye. Chronic fatigue is a huge health risk:
- 50% of adults who seek medical treatment complain of feeling tired all the time (AdrenalFatigueBeGone.blogspot).
- Sleepiness affects the daily activities of 40% of adults, say sleep experts at Stanford University.
- Women across the U.S. named fatigue a top five health concern in WebMD’s Year in Health survey (2010).
Natural health and well being expert Debra Koerner and the world’s leading destination spas are leading the charge to put the pep back into your step for 2012. “Every magazine I picked up over the holidays addressed how a lack of energy is becoming an epidemic problem,” says Koerner, who is also the executive director of the Destination Spa Group.
With 22 locations from Phuket to Illinois, all Destination Spa Group® members offer a complementary balance of fitness, healthy cuisine, life-enhancing programs and relaxing spa services. “I have experienced amazing, re-energizing transformations at Destination Spas and want to share some of the tips I’ve picked up,” adds Koerner, who suggests we replete our energetic resources in 2012 by…
- Starting the year with a full medical assessment to eliminate medical concerns.
- Taking your vitamins. Chronic fatigue almost guarantees that some of your vitamin levels are low, especially Vitamin D.
- Incorporating more natural movement into your life. Stand up and stretch several times during the day. Take the stairs. Use half of your lunch break to go on a walk.
- Easing into sleep by taking a warm bath, reading, spraying essential oils on your pillows and sheets (lavender promotes rest) and stop eating/drinking a few hours before you hit the hay.
- Reducing drama. Koerner adds, “Nothing can zap your strength quicker than holding onto anger and allowing drama to run havoc. Have difficult conversations early-on to ward off the draining effects of drama later.”
- Watching your caffeine and sugar intake. Caffeine and sugar wreak havoc on your adrenals and give that “crash” feeling, which causes cravings. Try “half caff” for a while. Replace half the sugar you use in tea and coffee with stevia, which is an all-natural herbal sweetener.