The answer is not always exercise and vegetables. Sometimes the best place to start is to find better ways to manage stress, anxiety and fatigue. It could be as simple as setting firmer boundaries with work, going to bed earlier, or learning to disconnect.

But it could also mean seeing a mental health professional, ending a draining relationship, or completely changing how one lives their life.

These are all bold, tough actions. And far from easy. Which is why we often try to fix our stress, anxiety and fatigue problems with exercise and diet. It’s like bringing in a chisel when what we really need is an industrial jackhammer.

When stress, anxiety and fatigue get the attention and tools they deserve, there is often significant progress with one’s physical health and fitness. And the exercise and vegetable habits are more likely to stick too.