Should You Exercise To Help Energize Your Body When You Have Adrenal Fatigue?
Should you exercise to help energize your body when you have adrenal fatigue?
Yes; however, exercise dosage is key when it comes to adrenal fatigue. You want to “re-nourish” your adrenals and thyroid glands before you start exercising. Exercise is a stressor (a positive stress) and it uses nutrients that your body is already deficient in.
The best and fastest way to feel better when your adrenal glands are fatigued and worn out is to take a holistic and more aggressive approach that includes a cleaner and leaner diet that's low in sugar, caffeine, and processed carbs and junk food. You also need strategic and more targeted nutritional supplements that includes the specific nutrients, vitamins, and minerals such as B5, B6, and B12, to name a few. Vitamin C and magnesium are also helpful, along with herbs and adaptogens, all found in LynFit Nutrition's Advanced Thyro-Boost, in the proper amounts needed.
Exercise may seem counterproductive, but if you do the right kind, and easy does it, it can help improve circulation, helping to transport nutrients throughout your body and can reach adrenals more efficiently. If you're suffering from adrenal exhaustion, start slow by walking and stretching every day for no more than 20 minutes daily. And, if severe or your life is active, less will be best. The amount of time spent walking and intensity level will vary.
Keep in mind this isn’t about what you can or usually do. It's about restoring adrenal health, so less is more in this case. For all of you fitness junkies, gym rat and exercise addicts (yes, these are real things) go by the “leave wanting more“ rule; meaning, you should stop exercising way before you feel tired out.
For many overachievers and exercisers, it's best to leave this to the clock. Set a timer for 15 minutes and when your alarm rings, STOP! Do not allow endorphins or how you feel at that moment dictate the amount you do. This is often how our adrenals become fatigued in the first place (not knowing when to stop and trying to do too much), which is damaging to our health, especially when we are under stress.
Our bodies and minds are connected, so be sure to include some rest with your feet up and recovery steps, like drinking at least one LynFit Metabolic Boosting Complete Protein Shake every day. This is true specifically after you walk or encounter stress (physical and mental). Re-nourish by adding Thyro-Boost to it and taking Pure Omega 3 twice daily, in addition to taking (1 oz.) of Daily Power Shot for the most balanced and comprehensive approach.
Today's version of adrenal exhaustion is more severe than yesterday's due to COVID and crisis happening around our world. It may take up to 30 days to improve symptoms and before you feel completely restored. Be consistent and up your dosages by spreading them out throughout the day, and don't forget to sleep!
The best way to merge body and mind on your walk is to walk your dog and let them sniff. They will keep your levels in check for you!
Lisa Lynn, Clinical Metabolic Nutrition & Fitness Expert. Best known for her 18+ years as Martha Stewart’s trainer, who was responsible for Martha’s over-50 amazing physical transformation that caught the attention of Dr. Oz, leading to her many appearances on the Dr. Oz Show. Lisa is not just another trainer; she herself lost 40 pounds and has kept it off, even with a sluggish thyroid and menopause.
- Lisa Lynn