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  • 2. What is Fatigue?
  • 3. Energy:Capacity to perform work
  • 4. Fatigue = Lack of energy INPUT ≠ OUTPUT
  • 5. Physiological pay cheque  Oxygen  Hydrogen ions  Catalysts How?  Hydration  Food/Oxygen  Sun exposure
  • 6. Hydration≠ ≠
  • 7. Type of fuel
  • 8. BreathingCellular Respiration
  • 9. Krebs Cycle
  • 10. Vitamin D
  • 11. How do I lose my energy? Energizing Energy draining
  • 12. Stressors or changes in our environment requiring adaptationPhysiologicalPsychosocial
  • 13. Stages of General Adaptation SyndromeAlarmRecoveryResistanceExhaustionBankruptcyConsolidation of debtConservation of energy capital 
  • 14. Energy Balance Sheet$$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$
  • 15. Energy Balance Sheet 24 hour observation Personal hygiene Activities of daily living Productivity Leisure Sleep, naps, rest
  • 16. Being conscious Observe in your daily activities… Your body and physical environment through your 5 senses; The effect of your emotions, The effect of your thoughts, The effect of your psychosocial environment and The effect of your beliefs…on your body-mind.
  • 17. Energy Balance Sheet
  • 18. The yin and yang ofthe nervous system
  • 19. Physical dimension: Are you sympathetic or parasympathetic? © 2005 all rights reserved Sympathetic (energy draining) Parasympathetic (energising) Increase the heart rate  Slows down of the heart rate Contracts the blood vessels  Dilates the blood vessels (lowers (increases blood pressure) blood pressure) Dilates the lungs  Contracts the lungs; Inhibits the liver, the bladder  Stimulates the liver, bladder and and the gall bladder kidneys Inhibits digestion  Stimulates digestive rhythms  Stimulates saliva Increase of muscle tension Stimulates sweating Inhibits nasal secretion  Causes nasal secretion Dilation of the pupils  Makes pupils contract
  • 20. Rebalance the autonomic nervous systemby stimulating its…Parasympatheticbranch
  • 21. Emotional dimension: Fear or Courage? © 2005 All rights reserved Energy draining emotions Energising emotions Shame, humiliation,  Courage, self assertion indignation Guilt, blame  Neutrality, confidence Apathy, despair  Good will, optimism Mourning, regret  Acceptation, forgiveness Fear, anxiety, apprehension  Raison, understanding Anger, hatred, resentment  Love (universal), respect Pride, disdain  Joy, serenity, humility Disgust  Peace, bliss
  • 22. Acknowledge your apprehensionsto eventually find the necessary…Courage…towards a betterstate of being.
  • 23. Cognitive dimension: The perception of duty and pleasure ©2005 All rights reseved Energy draining Energising Duty  Enthusiasm Obligation  Liveliness “I have to…”  Playfulness Heaviness  Lightness
  • 24. Rediscoverthe perception of dailyPleasure
  • 25. Psychosocial Dimension: Who comes first: “myself” or others? ©2005 All rights reserved Energy draining Energising Loosing yourself in  Listening to your body action: productivity and  Listening to your needs performance in excess  Respecting your limits Consuming in excess  Taking care of yourself Feeling superior first than of your Feeling inferior immediate environment  Honor who you are first then people in your environment
  • 26. Realise the need to take care of your..Self…first!
  • 27. Spiritual Dimension : Powerlessness or Power ©2005 All rights reserved Powerlessness Power (Energy draining) (Energising) Are your forcing life or  Can you feel your power? circumstances to happen?  Do you live in harmony with Are you passive and give away what you believe in? your power to others?  Do you have the feeling of being Do you feel isolated or connected to Humanity, to disconnected from others? Nature, to the Universe?
  • 28. Regain your personal Power
  • 29. Energy Balance Sheet
  • 30. Optimal energy saving mode
  • 31. Changing life habits
  • 32. How to recharge your batteries? Observation Being mindful (through your senses) Reacquaint yourself with your body through mouvement Recover your inner rhythm
  • 33. Reduce tension bypaying attention
  • 34. What type of exercises andactivities to look for?
  • 35.  Slow, rhythmic movements synchronised with the breath WHY??? Stimulation of the parasympatheticnervous system – the energising, natural way ofour body for self restoration andrepair.
  • 36. Exercises respecting your present level of energy
  • 37. Chronobiological rhythms
  • 38. Zzzzzz… in the DARK
  • 39. ”Go placidly amid the noise and haste,and remember what peace there may be… in silence.” Max Ehrmann