Fatigue accounts for 80% of all doctor visits.
20% of Americans claim to have fatigue so intense that it interferes with their ability to lead a normal life.
80% of women are expected to experience adrenal fatigue at some point in their lives.
50% of adults who seek medical treatment complain of feeling tired all of the time.
I found this quiz in one of my Vegan or Raw magazines and I think it’s fairly thorough. Let’s take a look.
1.Do you need caffeine to get you going in the morning?
2.Do you drink diet cola on a daily basis?
3.Do you experience that sluggish feeling mid-afternoon?
4.Do you have persistent aches, pains (your loved ones don’t count) or areas of inflammation?
5.Do you find yourself waking up un-refreshed in the morning, wishing you could sleep longer or hitting the snooze button?
6.Does fatigue prevent you from doing things you’d really like to do?
7.Does fatigue interfere with work or family life?
8.Did fatigue and other symptoms that trouble you begin after an acute illness, trauma, infection or emotional stress?
9.Do you frequently say no when you want to say yes to social engagements?
10.Do you get less than 7-8 hours of sleep each night?
11.Are you exposed to toxins on the job or at home (i.e., pesticides, chemicals, unfiltered water)?
12.Do you feel exhausted after exercise?
13.Do you have problems with short-term memory or difficulty with focus? Have you been under stress for a prolonged period of time?
14.Do you have dry or thin skin?
15.Do you have low body temperature, or are you cold when others are warm?
16.Do you experience premenstrual tension?
17.Are you frequently sad or depressed?
18.Do you have food allergies and sensitivities?
19.Do you crave sweets?
20.Have you noticed any heart palpitations?
21.Do you get headaches fairly often?
22.Are you frequently moody, nervous or easily irritable?
23.Do you overeat on a regular basis?
24.Have you experienced any of the following in the past 5 years?
•Death of a spouse or family member or loved one
•Loss of job
•Relocated/moved from one home to another
Count up all the YES answers and score yourself as follows:
0 points – Congratulations! You are full of energy and handle life with a positive attitude and outlook. 1-5 points – You’re likely experiencing a mild loss of energy. Optimizing your diet and removing the sunshine suckers in your life can help restore you and prevent you from ending up with a more serious fatigue problem down the road. 5-10 points – You’re likely experiencing a moderate degree of fatigue or loss of energy. Restoring balance to your body, mind and spirit through diet, lifestyle and spiritual proactices is a good idea to start restoring your energy reserves. 10+ points – You are showing signs of a sever loss of energy, burnout and fatigue. It would serve you well to begin to address the problem with a professional right away.
The reason I blogged about this issue is two-fold.
I’ve been exhausted lately due to stress. I was waking up tired, I felt exhausted after exercise and I wanted to hit the snooze button much longer than it would allow me to. The good news is I’ve found something that really aids in giving me the vitamins, nutrients and energy I need to get me through the day. Doctors are recommending it to their patients. You can go to http://shakeology.com/yourbestlife to see what doctors and customers alike are saying. You certainly don’t have to take my word for it but I will say that it has made a huge difference in my life. Hence the reason for sharing – my passion is motivating and inspiring others to life their best life yet! I hope you enjoy!