Is your daily routine hectic and stressful?
Do you suffer from constant fatigue, rarely sleep well, and continue to gain weight?
Do you often moody?
If your answers to the above are “Yes” or some “Yeses”, you are likely experiencing what in psychology termed as “burnout”.
To achieve a level of wellness or a state of well-being, you need “vigor” – the antithesis of “burnout”.
Frankly, few people will associate “vigor” as a measure of health, however, when we meet someone who is energetic, displays mental acuity and often in a contented state of being happy, do you agree that “vigor” is a measure of wellness?
Based on research studies, it showed that a lot of people have not been experienced “vigor” somehow or rather in their lives. What is missing? Does it mean they cannot reclaim it?
Forget about what you often heard those limited bits of advice that often focuses on a single aspect of health, such as: “… take this pill.”, “… this is a special exercise.”, “… this is a must eat super-food!” and so on.
To improve your “vigor” – in short, your health and well-being, instead of addressing an isolated symptom as in Western medicine, more and more medical studies show that we should appreciate what is going on within our body for us to live a long, happy and healthy life. What this suggests is that we need to be aware that when the biochemical activity of hormones, blood sugar level, and other bodily internal interactions are not in a balanced state or is disrupted, we will experience “burnout”.
I am happy to share with you that sometimes the body can work perfectly on its own without us to work on them – your eyes blink, your lungs fill and empty, and your heart beats on its own. Sometimes, your body can temporary breakdown that cause temporary damage; unfortunately, sometimes the damage can persist. What this means is that our body is dynamic, and is in an ever-changing and adapting mode that we ought to pay attention to!
What is the secret to “vigor” then? The answer is not to just making short-term cosmetics changes to your sense of well-being, instead, turn to uncovering the root causes of exhaustion that is hidden in the biochemistry of your cells to beat “burnout”.
Do you agree that if your internal body imbalances lead to burnout, isn’t that re-establishing the biochemical balance has the opposite effect? Make sense, right?
Tan Kok Hui
Nutrition Made Simple, Life Made Rich