How to prevent burn-out through nutrition?

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How to prevent burn-out through nutrition?

Find out in this article how nutrition can help prevent burn-out

Today, Sébastien Vaumoron - a specialist in the prevention of addictions, stress and burn-out - invites us to reflect on the impact of diet on burn-out.

First of all, let's remind ourselves of the broad basics of this ailment: the Professional Exhaustion Syndrome has been studied by the Haute Autorité de la Santé, which released a dossier in 2017. It defines burn-out as "physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion resulting from prolonged investment in emotionally demanding work situations".

The causes can be varied: work overload, cognitive and/or emotional dissonance, etc. However, before reaching the point where medical attention is required, we can work upstream to improve the quality of life at work, with a view to both success and well-being . We explain everything in an article by AZEOO.

Work-life balance

It's very important to be able to make the break between work and private life. This disconnection allows you to preserve your mental load and keep time for yourself. What's more, if work encroaches on the private sphere, this can have an impact on fatigue and therefore reduce concentration and well-being.

Set aside time for recovery

We need to think about giving ourselves moments of relaxation throughout the week (hobbies, for example). This should be an activity that allows us to totally disconnect from everyday problems. We can think of sports, but also cultural and social outings.

Focus on good nutrition

Nutrition is an important issue that is often overlooked. Yet nutrition and burn-out are often linked. Our brains need energy throughout the day to function at their best, and this includes the use of neurotransmitters and hormones that our bodies need to generate. These various hormones help regulate our moods and stress, and improve our concentration, motivation and so on.

In the case of burnout, these systems fail and emotions, fatigue and stress are no longer properly regulated. To avoid these problems, you can encourage regular intake of omegas 3 and 6, as well as foods such as milk, eggs, avocado, tomatoes (all rich in phenylalanine and tyrosine); bananas, chocolate, brown rice (for tryptophan). As for the balance of omegas 3 and 6, oily fish is naturally a very good source, as is flaxseed oil.

In conclusion, balancing private and professional life is essential to avoid burn-out. Think about all these elements in the context of prevention or personalized follow-up. Aware of this challenge, AZEOO offers, via its all-in-one coaching software, the YourDiet functionality dedicated exclusively to nutrition for all your customers.

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