Sleep, stress, anxiety issues: could one of these books hold the answer?
In a nutshell: Read on for 135 tips for recharging your batteries, divided into categories: eating, exercise, supplements, combating stress, lifestyle changes. They range from straightforward nuggets - green tea is more energising than coffee and interval training can supercharge your day - to more in-depth advice, such as a section on how to speak up for yourself.The best tip: Tackle the biggest, ugliest task first, so you don't waste precious time and energy worrying about it.
In a nutshell: The idea is that stuffing too much into your day overloads your adrenal glands - the ones that release stress hormones - so you wake up exhausted and reach for sugar and caffeine to compensate. The author calls it 'adrenal fatigue'. The first couple of chapters explain the condition, then there's a 30-day food and supplement plan to beat it.The best tip: Take an 'electronic Sabbath' one day a week to give yourself time off from the nagging of your computer and smart phone.
In a nutshell: The author, a hormone specialist, explains eight steps to help deal with fatigue - whether it's caused by your diet, a lack of sleep or your hormones. There are case studies and recipes, plus a questionnaire to see how toxic you are.The best tip: Eat every three to four hours and have protein at every meal to keep your hormones and blood sugar on an even keel.
In a nutshell: Avoid sudden slumps by following a low-GI diet that releases energy gradually into your blood stream, and get enough energy-providing vitamins, co-enzyme Q-10, iron and zinc. The best tip: 15 minutes of exercise first thing gets your digestive system ready for breakfast.
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