Often, a 35-50 year old individual, whom initially enters my office, believes that it is normal to feel fatigue midday. They chalk it up to kids, age, stress at work, spousal issues, etc. No doubt, there will always be times when stress will get us down.
However, regular fatigue by 2pm is not normal at all. Fatigue is the body’s way of trying to get you to slow down. Honestly, most of us in our current work environments are not really working as hard as we use to 500 years ago. If you are hunting for 6 hours, walking and running great distances to catch your food, a midday nap is acceptable. However, if your workday consists of simple chores around the house, some computer work, checking emails, and running a couple of errands, then you should have plenty of energy left for the afternoon.
This message you are receiving from your body is this: you are not recovering properly. I have found these are the 3 most likely reasons:
- Your immune system is working too hard.
- Your adrenal glands are overworked (often noticed by poor quality sleep).
- Your digestion is not properly assimilating the nutrients as it should.
So what to do? Do we take more vitamins, drink more coffee, step it up to a Monster Energy? Um….no. For long-term, positively-affecting-health changes try this:
- Work on your ability to adapt. This is what it means to not recover properly. I talk about this on YouTube. Check it out here.
- Take time to consider the power of your innate intelligence.
- Get adjusted. Your ability to handle stress properly is directly proportional to the health of your spine and nerve system. Find a chiropractor that measures your nerve system, utilizes pure chiropractic techniques and has an understanding of your health goals.