Surprisingly, many people can find themselves exhausted at the beginning of the year, just when you are looking to make some New Year resolutions and make it a healthy beginning. They find themselves too tired in the morning to get to the gym, after taking the kids to school, and another day looms feeling exhausted all day.
Fatigue can be the result of physical and/or emotional stressors, and each person will be affected differently and have a different perception of these effects. Acute or chronic illness, poor diet, over work, injury, grief, substance abuse, poor sleep, constant worry/fear, poor digestion, toxicity – the list is endless.
Firstly it is most important to have a thorough check up with your Holistic Medical Centre G.P. to rule out any underlying medical causes. It could be as simple as having a set of routine blood tests covering a full blood count, iron studies, thyroid function tests, hormone levels, liver and kidney function, nutrient levels and further functional testing that can provide detailed information.
Your Holistic Medical Centre Naturopath will provide a full and comprehensive personal assessment, looking at your signs and symptoms, health history, diet and lifestyle. They may also suggest you change your diet to eating unprocessed whole natural foods, preferably organic, and keeping hydrated with 1.5-2L of filtered water daily. They also advise you get 30-60mins of safe sun exposure daily, and indulge in a gentle daily movement, walks in nature, yoga/tai chi, swimming every day. Finally, spend time feeling joyful, watch funny cats on youtube, play guitar, sing and generally make some positive time for ‘you’.
For more information please visit the website at http://holisticmedicalcentre.co.nz .