Feeling drained is no fun. I've been there myself and it affects everything from mood, to motivation to focus and more.
As busy women it is important to realize that our bodies are affected by stress in different ways. Here are 4 simple ways to support your energy as a busy woman.
1. Prioritize Gut Health: Incorporate fiber-rich foods, probiotics, and prebiotics to nourish your gut. These can support a flourishing microbiota, promoting better digestion and nutrient absorption. Better digestion and nutirent absorption mean that your cells can function better and produce the energy you need.
2. Manage Stress: Incorporate stress-reducing activities such as mindfulness, meditation, or yoga to help regulate cortisol levels and ease the burden on your hormones. When we're in a state of stress, our bodies can feel energized initially, but then feel depleted after the stressor is gone or the stress becomes chronic.
3. Balanced Nutrition: This goes without saying. Ensure your diet includes a variety of nutrient-dense foods to provide the essential vitamins and minerals needed for hormonal balance and sustained energy. Keep in mind that food sensitivities can also affect the way your gut functions and can impact energy levels
4. Adequate Sleep: Prioritize quality sleep to allow your body the necessary time for repair and hormone regulation. Sleep is probably the best thing you can do for your body when you lack energy. Concerns like insomnia or disrupted sleep can create layers of complexity that need to be addressed holistically..
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