Stress Keeping You from Your Relaxing Summer?
We often look forward to summer being a time of relaxation; however, stress can show up during the summer months, too. Stress brings symptoms such as fatigue, headache, sleep issues, stomach pain, depression, lack of motivation or focus, anxiety, and muscle pain. When our body is stressed, our adrenal glands produce the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline. Prolonged stress can cause the body to produce too much cortisol, causing adrenal exhaustion. Regular exercise and a balanced diet are helpful. Relaxation techniques and herbal remedies such as astragalus, ashwaghanda and rhodiola can also help manage stress and let the lazy summer days begin.