Things have a way of catching up with us.
Take Daylight Savings Time. That always throws me off. My circadian rhythm does not like it and I spend at least a week, this year bit more, trying to re-stabalize and sleep properly.
And where I live, it’s pollen season. We have a pretty intense time of it with the tag-team of tree and grass pollens. Filtering that from the body drains a lot more energy. I definitely feel that. It’s a strange kind of tired.
Did anyone celebrate Passover or Easter recently? Go a little off your normal eating patterns? That’s a double-whammy because most people not only eat more sweets around the holiday, they also eat too much!
If you add that all up, it spells system-overload.
What’s the fix? First, don’t beat yourself up about any of it. Second, drink some extra water and start flushing things out. Third, get some extra sleep. According to data from the National Center for Health, nearly 30% of adults reported an average of ?6 hours of sleep per day in 2005-2007. In 2009, only 31% of high school students reported getting at least 8 hours of sleep on an average school night. Not good! The only time our bodies repair and recover from stress is during sleep.
Finally, get out and enjoy the Spring. Go for a hike, a walk, a run–or do a hard workout. Follow that with some supportive eating and some more water. Your body will thank you.