Sales of energy drinks have skyrocketed in the last few years, people are consuming more and more caffeinated and sugary beverage, and yet people are still tired. Why is this?
There are a few common reasons for fatigue:
*Not enough sleep
If your doctor has ruled out any chronic illness, here are some things you can do:1. Eat a Healthy Diet
Complex carbohydrates such as fruits, vegetable, and whole grains provide vitamins, minerals, and fiber for a steady flow of energy and stabilized blood sugar. Lean proteins such as meat, fish, eggs, nuts and seeds provide building blocks to repair your body and strengthen your immune system.
You may think that simple sugars such as a candy bar or a sugary drink are giving you energy, but in reality it is just short term. You very suddenly crash causing exhaustion and inability to think clearly. Simple sugars also deplete vitamins and minerals, leaving your tired and weakening your immune system.
Don’t skip meals, especially breakfast. Be sure to have some protein at breakfast such as eggs, or yogurt and nuts. Eat 6 smaller meals if you need to for blood sugar regulation.
Drink plenty of pure water. Dehydration can cause your body systems to slow resulting in fatigue, and headaches. 2. Get Adequate Rest
Be sure to get 7-8 hours of sleep at night. Your body restores itself during sleep, balancing and rejuvenating all your body's systems and organs.
Take breaks during the day. Stretch and take some deep breaths. One cause of not getting enough sleep at night is being overtired. You'll find that you actually get that project done more quickly and with greater ease if you take regular breaks. 3. Get Regular Physical Activity
Getting some form of regular physical activity will increase your circulation and lung capacity to bring oxygen and blood flow to your body to create energy. It doesn't have to be structured, just any activity that you enjoy.
You will experience clearer thinking, more stamina and a greater ability to deal with stress. Physical activity also strengthens your immune system, lessening the chances of your getting sick and not being able to work, or enjoy events with your family.
Having a healthy balance of good nutrition, rest and physical exercise will help your body produce it's own steady supply of energy from within.
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