Do you feel chronically fatigued?
The majority of the population goes day in and day out frantically running around from one place to the next, tackling that never ending to-do list. Many of us work 2 jobs while trying to balance home life and family, as well as other obligations. It’s no wonder so many of us are chronically exhausted, sick more often, anxious or depressed, and wish they could reduce bloating and fatigue.
Most people do not take the time to truly relax, sit down and enjoy a homemade meal with others, and turn off their screens (computers, TVs, and smart phones.) It taxes the adrenals and other systems, and after a while the body starts to exhibit these unwanted symptoms.
Sadly a lot of people think they can’t reduce bloating and fatigue, or they believe they need to go on prescription drugs to solve their problems. This can’t be further from the truth. There are things you can implement right now to improve your energy! Reduce bloating and fatigue with these easy tips.
Top 4 ways to Reduce bloating and fatigue
- Anti–inflammatory diet: First and foremost ditch processed foods, soda, and excessive caffeinated beverages. Other inflammatory foods include gluten, soy, conventional dairy, preservatives, and sugar. Focus on choosing Real foods – nothing that comes in a box, package, or can. Food is meant to nourish your body! Choose organic and when possible pasture raised meats. Include lots of healthy fats like avocados, coconut oil, grass-fed butter, and nuts/seeds. Carbohydrates like fresh fruits, vegetables, and potatoes are also anti-inflammatory. Also, it is important to take the time to sit down and relax while eating. This will stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, which is necessary for ease of digestion.
- Supplements: Supplements cannot fix a bad diet. That’s why they’re called supplements. I would recommend a quality probiotic (I use Klaire Labs ther-biotic complete powder) and prebiotic. These will help build and feed the healthy bacteria of your gut, which is critical for overall health. Also curcumin, boswellia, (these are both very inexpensive) cod liver oil, and digestive enzymes can be very helpful with reducing inflammation and bloated belly. Peppermint tea also calms digestive stress. Cabbage juice has been used for hundreds of years to cure ulcers. These supplements can aid tremendously to reduce bloating and fatigue.
- Daily meditation: This doesn’t need to be made complicated, and there’s really no right or wrong way to meditate. Just do what works for you. The only rules are you must be relaxed, let go of all other thoughts, and in a peaceful environment. For example, while listening to relaxing music, take in a deep breath for a count of 5, hold in your breath for a count of 5, then exhale for a count of 5. Focus on your breathing and/or heart beat. Repeat for 5-10 minutes. Make sure your facial muscles are relaxed.
- Exercise: You’d be surprised at how beneficial even minimal exercise is. Take just 15 minutes a few times a week to go for a brisk walk, hike, or bike ride outside – fresh air and vitamin D included! Exercise will improve blood circulation and digestion, which will reduce bloating and fatigue. Try strength training too, because feeling strong feels great!
These suggestions are easy to implement, and with consistent follow through you’ll reduce bloating and fatigue in just days!