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Sunday, 18 November 2012

8 steps to fight fatigue

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 Is it the middle of the morning or afternoon, and you can barely think of anything else but catching a little more shut eye? Even simple projects or tasks can sometimes seem incredibly hard to manage. You may even have to work to summon up enough energy to stay alert for your drive home from work.

We often hear people complaining about tiredness or fatigue in their daily lives. This condition has become common due to our hectic lifestyle, work habits, stress and environmental pollution.

Overcoming fatigue is something that may seem like an insurmountable task without the right information and guidance. Below are some basic steps to fight fatigue and keep tiredness at bay.

  1. Don’t skip breakfast.
Eat foods with complex carbohydrates (whole grains), high fiber, protein and good fats. Energy giving foods are needed to energies your body. What you eat for breakfast determines how you will feel for the rest of the day.
  1. Stay hydrated.
Staying hydrated is essential to maintain energy. Drink at least two liters of water each day. Remember, simple dehydration is a frequent cause of fatigue. It takes water to transport nutrients, to digest food, create blood, and move muscles, etc.
  1. Incorporate physical exercise into your daily routine. While you think exercise may seem like just another way to drain what little energy you have, the effects of exercise actually help beat fatigue. Exercise boosts endorphins, which make us feel more energized, and increases oxygen levels in the blood. Exercise regularly about five times a week, for an hour.

  1. Take up yoga. Yoga has shown to increase energy by relaxing mind and body enabling the practitioner to feel ‘energized’.

  1. Give your body fuel. As you become more active, you will need more food – you need healthy, energy-laden food that will jump start the next phase of your day, not weight it down. Learn how to eat healthily.

  1. Get enough sleep. Fatigue can be shown if you are having sleep problems. Try to get seven hours sleep each night. If insomnia is a problem, use appropriate nutrients, relaxing herbs, and meditation to encourage restorative sleep.

  1. Seek medical advice. If making lifestyle changes such as sleeping and eating better, does not work, see a doctor and tell him or her that you have trouble with fatigue. Various medical conditions can cause fatigue and tiredness too.

  1. Have regular check-ups. Fatigue causes may also come from underlying condition of certain illnesses such as heart disease, insomnia, anemia, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, and hyperthyroidism.
It is important to these medical conditions therefore seeing a doctor is advised. They are the right person to tell you why and how to fight fatigue causes by these conditions.

Best fruits for increasing energy.


Top vegetable for increasing energy.

    Brussel Sprouts

Great energy snacks.

    Peanut Butter
    Soy Nuts
    Trail Mix

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