Burnout, have you ever experienced it? The feeling of constant fatigue caused by factors such as chronic stress and/or heavy workload? For years this topic has been debated but the World Health Organization only formally recognized it in 2019!
Some stress is good in life. It can push you to get tasks done and increase alertness. However, chronic exposure with a lack of recovery measures can keep you down and exhausted.
You may know exactly what we’re talking about because you feel it, but do you know what to do about it?! Having things in place to reduce your stress and workload levels are key! Regular exercise is beneficial in getting you away from your stressors, releasing endorphins and improving sleep. Not to mention proper nutrition helps fuel your body by providing energy and nutrients.
To give you an idea, did you know that increasing foods such as lean meats and fish, legumes and nuts and whole grains can help decrease stress and boost your mood? Did you also know that decreasing sugar and caffeine will help you lower stress and kick start your energy in a natural way, both decreasing your level of exhaustion?
Let us know if you have questions on how to improve your lifestyle and prevent burnout - we’re here to help!
Nutrition Coach Steve