HSW 66 – Addressing Fatigue with John Toomey

In today’s show we’re talking all things fatigue because let’s face it, when we work 24/7, it forms a huge part of our way of life!

John Toomey is based in Melbourne, Australia and is affectionately known as ‘The Fatigue Professor’.  After completing a Physical Education degree in 1981, John worked for 7 AFL teams as a conditioning coach and/or nutritionist and has since written multiple books, e-books, published 100’s of articles, lectured in Universities and presented over 2000 seminars in workplaces across Australia and around the World.  To say he’s qualified to talk all things fatigue is a massive understatement!

In this episode John explains:

  • How drinking water helps to reduce fatigue, by increasing blood volume and enhancing circulation
  • The optimal amount of water intake required for every 25kgs of body weight
  • How dehydration can prevent your core body temperature from dropping by 1 degree, preventing the body from acquiring that deep, restorative REM sleep
  • Why resistance to being at work, creates even more fatigue than the work itself
  • Why placing “intentions” at the beginning of your shift, can help to improve your energy
  • How nourishing the microbiome in the gut, or gastrointestinal tract, with optimal nutrition also helps to increase energy levels

Links mentioned on the podcast:

The Wide Awake Program / App

Website – http://fatigueprofessor.com

To contact John – info@fatigueprofessor.com

Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/johntoomey-thoughtleader/

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