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Entries in adrenal stress (4)

Friday
Oct132017

7 Steps to Improve Your Adrenal Function

I’ll never forget that period of my life. I was 24 and I had just transitioned from working 70 hours a week at a club in Arizona to a 9 to 5 job in the corporate office as a dietitian. I was experiencing very disrupted sleep, low energy (all day) and sugar cravings (all the time). And for the first time in my life, I had gained weight in my midsection. Let me tell you, women know their body type. I never had a stomach before — I was always lean and had abs — so I knew something was off.

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Friday
Mar312017

5 Signs You're More Stressed Than You Think You Are

While it’s no secret that stress is a potent contributor to weight gain and chronic disease, many of us are quick to assume a “mind-over-matter” mentality to manage our overbooked calendars and never-ending to-do lists. Sure, there’s stress, we say. We manage work deadlines, financial issues, relationship challenges, and care for aging parents, plus many are doubling as homework helpers and kid chauffeurs on nights and weekends. It’s a constant, organized chaos. But that’s life, right? And it should be dealt with by transforming into a sleep-deprived, caffeine-driven superhuman on overdrive. What could go wrong?

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Monday
Dec032012

5 Roadblocks to Success

In a previous article, Stress, Resilience, and Removing Roadblocks, we met Ernie – a guy trying his hardest to lose the flab around his belly but not realizing much success.  In fact Ernie finds himself faced with several roadblocks.  Today’s article will address the biggest roadblocks and put Ernie back on the fast track to seeing results

Let’s get to the bottom of this situation.

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Monday
Nov052012

Stress, Resilience, and Removing Roadblocks

Do you ever wonder why workouts are tougher during weeks when the pressure is on at work?  Do you notice your will power isn’t as strong when you don’t get enough sleep?  Do you experience stronger salt or sweet cravings after a long day of stressful meetings?  These are puzzling patterns for many exercisers and amateur athletes alike, but with a little understanding of what’s at play, there are ways to keep the body and mind more resilient in the face of the various stressors piling up. 

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