If I could only curl up in bed and forget the rest of the world…
To the outside world, you look lazy when all you want to do is lie in bed. But it is only through experience can they relate to that awful exhaustion- fatigue. It has now crept into your everyday life. Not only are you experiencing short-term memory loss but also giving impressions of moodiness. These effects are making it difficult for you to get things done! Due to the fact that the symptoms are vague, fatigue can be difficult to manage. But don’t sink into despair, there are plenty of simple ways to boost energy.
Here’s how to refill your tank!
- Get a checkup – Don’t assume that it’s just the normal ‘uchovu’. Fatigue is a common symptom of many illnesses, including diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, anemia and thyroid disease. Talk to your doctor if you feel unusually tired. Also, some medications can contribute to fatigue. If that’s the case, do tell your doctor.
- Get active – Exercising is the last thing we want to do when we feel exhausted. Taking a nap is the preferable option – which has the opposite effect. Other than waking up feeling like energy was sucked out of your body, go for a run out in nature. It actually works! Your mood improves (thanks to the endorphins released) and generally feel refreshed. Try it.
- Drink up- Keep sipping water throughout the day. Why? Dehydration has been shown to decrease alertness and concentration. So, don’t overlook having your water bottle within arm’s reach. It’s literally your energy, your fuel! For a bit of zing and to boost your immunity, you could add a Vitamin C effervescent supplement
- Sleep well – Going to bed early for a full night sleep is a good solution to reduce fatigue. Refrain from late night TV shows, avoid phones or any bright screens and remember to keep the room dark. Basically, when it’s time to sleep, we encourage you to free yourself from any sort of distraction.
- Observe your body clock- Some people get a burst of energy first thing in the morning while other people are at their best at the end of the day. These individual differences in daily energy patterns can be tough to change. Therefore, become more aware of your body rhythm and then schedule demanding activities when your energy levels are typically at their peak.
- Lose extra weight – When you shed extra weight, you not only improve your moods but also vigor and quality of life. Instead of jumping right into strenuous activities start by reducing portion sizes and observe a balanced diet. It is an easy and fun way to get in shape. Not forgetting how energized you’ll feel!
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