Repetitive stress exposure can wreak havoc on our hard-working adrenal glands, causing us to have lower resilience towards stress. The adrenal glands are normally prepared to handle both positive and short term negative stress but when acute stress turns into a chronic form, this can lead to burnout and if left unmanaged, eventually other health problems. Burnout can include extreme fatigue, over or under active thyroid and inability to perform regular daily tasks. This can lead to utter exhaustion that leaves you feeling bedraggled, exhausted, nervous energy causing poor sleep and digestive issues. Doing some mind/body work can help you manage your stress and give you more energy and resilience to any new stress. This can be as simple as deep breathing exercises and gentle physical exercise to start (walking, yoga). If you feel this isn’t enough or you are having trouble initiating action, reach out to a health coach or counsellor who can help.
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Lehla Moran is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist who specializes in chronic pain and fatigue. She performs health and stress assessments at Salt Wellness and can help you find the best practitioner/treatment for your needs.