‘Age is just a number’, they say. Does that really hold true in today’s time, when everyone feels tired, old and fatigued?
Fatigue is a common issue that many face nowadays. Luckily, there are several ways to boost your energy and get back on track. A few of them are listed below for you to take help from
See a doctor
First things first – get yourself checked if you are feeling excessively tired. Fatigue could be a symptom of many illnesses like heart disease, thyroid problems, diabetes, sleep apnea etc.
Moreover, it is also a side effect of a lot of medications, like blood pressure medicines, diuretics etc. If having these medicines makes you feel fatigued, then let your doctor know immediately.
Sounds weird, doesn’t it? It doesn’t really make sense to ask a tired and lazy person to exercise. However, research has proven that exercise not only boosts energy levels and self confidence but also improves quality of life.
As little as even a brisk walk can even improve your blood flow and give you an instant energy boost. Try this out and slowly move your way up to running and gymming
Improve eating habits
You are what you eat. Treating yourself with healthy foods only benefits you. A few changes in your eating habits can go a long way in improving your exhaustion and mood in general.
- Omega-3 oils, known for its benefits for the heart, could make you feel alert. Studies have shown that those people who consume the fish oil capsule feel more vigorous and tend to have faster mental reaction times
- Taking small portions may also help you regulate blood sugar levels thereby making you feel more active. So try having 6 small meals as opposed to the usual 3 meals a day. Incorporate complex carbohydrates like whole grains into your diet for slower digestion, which aids in stabilizing blood sugar levels
- Avoid crash diets. This deprives you from a lot of essential nutrients that your body requires, like vitamins, minerals etc. These low-calorie diets also make you feel weak because of the lack of carbohydrates in them; therefore it’s best to avoid them. Resort to healthier ways of losing weight instead – exercising and having a balanced diet.
- Avoid foods that contain high levels of sugar, salt and fat. Switch to a healthier diet filled with fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products and lean meats
We know how stressful life can get nowadays. Here are a few ways you can kick stress in the butt:
- Working out or incorporating any sort of physical activity helps in boosting energy and making you feel fresh
- Yoga is especially known for improving energy levels and self confidence and in clearing your mind. If you have the patience for it, then you should go for it.
- Do anything that relaxes you. It could be listening to music, hanging out with friends or even reading a book
- Taking therapy may also help in some cases. Therapy helps in reducing stress levels which in turn could improve fatigue caused by anxiety or low mood
We can not ‘stress’ (no puns intended) on this enough! Lower levels of water in your body cause energy levels to go down, impair physical activity, make you feel less alert and impact concentration levels as well.
If your urine is darker than pale yellow, it’s an indication that you are not drinking enough water. So drink up, my friends (water of course. What were you thinking?)!
Moreover, limit your caffeine intake to maximum 2 cups a day. Excessive tea, coffee, cola or energy drink intake can make you feel anxious and tired.
Shed the extra pounds
It can get exhausting to carry a lot of excess weight – not only for your body but also for your heart. Losing some extra weight is proven to improve mood, vigor, and performance. Doing this the healthy way would be to incorporate exercise into your routine, having a balanced diet and eating in portions instead of all at once
Sleep sleep sleep
This goes without saying – sleeping well is directly proportional to feeling energetic.
A few small changes in your sleeping routine can make a tremendous impact on how you feel – internally and externally. Start off by sleeping and waking up at the same time every day. This prepares our brain for the routine we’ve set for our bodies. Avoid mid-day naps as well and keep the day going.
On average, an adult needs 8 hours of sleep at night. Try to get at least close to 8 hours of sleep if not 8 entirely and slowly make your way up.
Avoid reading or watching tv in bed. Also, limit caffeine before bed. Caffeine intake in the night can cause insomnia, which in the long term can not even be fixed by sleeping pills.
Try these tips and tricks to tackle fatigue and let us know how they worked out for you