Stress & Working Moms
Working mothers are among the most vulnerable to stress and excessive fatigue created by trying to balance between work, family, and social life. Stress and anxiety can cause working moms to be tired and lacking in energy.
There are a lot of things vying for her attention: co-workers, the boss, the kids, the husband, the best friend, dealing with their in-laws, her community activities, and even her personal or social group of friends. It's enough to make a mom feel tired, lethargic or listlessness.
More than half of new moms in the U.S are working outside the home out of necessity. Another segment of the working mothers is those who are returning to work six to 12 weeks after giving birth.
According to medical studies, women who come back to work after childbirth may still exhibit symptoms of postpartum depression including muscle fatigue, discomfort, decreased sexual activity, and lower back pain.
An Inventory of the Things That Make a Working Mother Fatigue:
Lack of sleep: either overworked or you are not really sleeping well from too much worrying.
Inactivity: you're out of shape and it's not true when you exercise too much. Engaging in moderate physical activity for half-hour most days of the week may give good moods, decrease stress, and gets you energized.
Not eating properly: not getting the right essential foods or drinking enough fluids it needs. Also, try to limit your caffeine intake us this will only backfire, it will make it harder for you to rest and fall asleep.
Stress and anxiety: too may task so little time. This will keep you on edge and unable to relax.
Certain medications: antihistamines, beta blockers, some pain relievers, and other stimulants that can keep you up at night.
3 Tips for Working Moms
Master the Art of Delegation
Lean into those around you who can be trusted and ask for help with things that do not require your hands-on attention.
Organize. Organize. Organize!
Make a schedule. Things may not go as planned, but they will be easier to manage if you can separate priorities from lower level tasks and responsibilities.
Just 30-minutes of physical activity can lead to increased mood and better sleep. If a gym membership or exercise equipment are not in your budget, try an exercise video.
Supplementing Your Health
Taking vitamin supplements can help you to maintain healthy levels of the vitamins and minerals the body needs to combat stress and fatigue.
Consider adding the following products to your daily regimen for greater energy and wellbeing.
Super Stress Support
Super Stress Support is a sustained release supplement that provides a full spectrum of B-complex vitamins as well as vitamin C and calming herbs such as valerian, hops, and skullcap to help support normal stress response. This combination, along with magnesium provides synergistic support to help“calm” the body during stress.
It is known that stress involves every system and organ in the body, particularly the adrenal glands, nervous system and endocrine system. Stress, whether positive (i.e. exercise) or negative (i.e. death of a loved one), can have a significant impact on a person’s health and nutritional status.
GABA Calm is a combination of L-Theanine and GABA, two naturally occurring agents that have been shown to support a positive mood, relaxation, and relieve mental tension.
L-Theanine is a unique amino acid found in green tea. Green tea has traditionally been used for centuries to help promote relaxation.
L-Theanine has been extensively evaluated in many scientific studies and shown to promote relaxation and deep, restful sleep without causing drowsiness or other unwanted side effects. L-Theanine may also be a useful dietary supplement to support healthy mental functioning.
The information on this Web site should not take the place of talking with your doctor or health care professional. If you have any questions about your condition, or if you would like more information about the products mentioned above, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Only you and your health care professional can decide if supplements are right for you.
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