For those who’ve just started or have been regularly exercising, you may be wondering why everyone is so hyped up about squats. Different social media personalities swear by only some specific moves, while others find benefit in performing a million different exercises per workout. There’s isn’t one right answer! What you want to aim for is an even-keeled exercise plan that addresses primary areas of the body.
Squats primarily stimulate lower body growth, but also warrant a growth response from the entire body (it requires several muscle groups to go up and down, especially if you’re using weights).
Squats require mental focus as well as physical effort. It’s a whole-body experience that benefits different muscle groups, encourages cognitive function, and promotes mind-body coordination to successfully execute.
If you’re wondering what exercise is right for you, or want to branch out into more difficult routines, contact our office. We can help you determine if your health is ready for more strenuous exercise and strategize the best course of action for your unique needs.
Adrenal fatigue is a term used to describe a group of symptoms that occur when the adrenal glands are unable to keep up with the demands of ongoing stress.
Symptoms of adrenal fatigue can include:
Fatigue and low energy
Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
Weight gain, especially around the midsection
Brain fog and difficulty concentrating
Mood swings, irritability, and anxiety
Cravings for salty or sweet foods
Low blood pressure
Decreased sex drive
Hair loss or thinning
Muscle weakness or pain
While conventional medicine may not recognize adrenal fatigue as a medical condition, functional medicine takes a more holistic approach and offers a range of interventions to address the underlying imbalances that contribute to these symptoms.
One of the key strategies for managing adrenal fatigue is to support the body’s stress response system. This can include lifestyle changes like reducing stress, getting regular exercise, and improving sleep quality. In addition, functional medicine practitioners may recommend supplements and herbs known to support healthy cortisol levels and promote balanced adrenal function.
Another important aspect of functional medicine for managing adrenal fatigue is addressing any underlying imbalances in the body. For example, nutrient deficiencies, gut imbalances, and inflammation can all contribute to adrenal dysfunction. Our office works to identify and address these imbalances through personalized testing and targeted interventions.
Functional medicine labs are very different than traditional ones. Insurance doesn’t feel the thoroughness functional medicine providers give is medically necessary, but we know it is! Spending time with you is critical and thorough investigations with more comprehensive testing is crucial to you having success to your complex issues. More in-depth analyses are performed with our team to find the root cause and monitor improvements of things that modern medicine doesn’t address long-term, like brain fog, fatigue, low energy, chronic pain, autoimmune issues, cancer, hormone issues, stubborn weight loss, and more. We avoid quick fixes and focus on lifestyles that last with more comprehensive analyses to help you thrive. Book now to learn more.
Hormones, Belly Fat + Exhaustion
This lecture will focus on INFLAMMATION, HORMONES, WEIGHT, and FATIGUE.
December 7 at 5:00 PM EST
This fun, informative, and useful lecture is a great opportunity to learn more about how functional medicine gets to the root of the problem to transform bodies and lives.