In today’s busy world, most adults cannot afford to feel tired when they have to balance a full-time job with driving their children around to sports practice. Many factors can lead to a constant feeling of tiredness, including stress and being overworked. Lifestyle changes will help you feel better, improve your energy levels and reduce tirednes.
Eat a healthy diet to help maintain your energy levels throughout the day. You should eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains and low in refined sugar and processed foods. Foods with refined sugar and flour will give you a rush of energy, but you will feel more tired once their energy is burned. Also, limit the amount of caffeine you consume. Coffee and soda will give you quick energy, but leave you tired once the caffeine wears off.
Drink plenty of water throughout the day because dehydration is a main cause of feeling tired. Replace drinking fruit juice, soda and coffee with water to stay hydrated. Buy a reusable water bottle to carry with you, so you always have a water source on hand if you feel thirsty.
Get at least seven hours of restful sleep per night. Try to get into a routine of going to bed at the same time every night to promote a full night of deep sleep.
Exercise regularly to keep your energy levels high. You can go to the gym, walk or jog outside with a friend or play sports. Engaging in physical activity will give you energy and make you feel less tired.
SOME OTHER ANSWERS……………….
1- Take a deep breath
Yes, we all breathe without even thinking about it. However, we all mostly don’t breathe properly. Deep breathing helps in the better delivery of oxygen to your body’s cells, along with nutrients in your blood stream. As well, it helps in the process of carrying away toxins via your lymphatic system. If you do not detoxify properly, which proper breathing does, you become susceptible to weight gain, muscle loss, inflammation, and yes, fatigue! Try it out, take a couple of deep breaths, you will automatically feel better, and more awake instantly.
2- Drink water
If you aren’t drinking plenty of water by now, you should! This may be the reason why you are feeling tired. Juice, soft drinks and the likes aren’t what you should be consuming if you are tired. You see, dehydration reduces the blood volume which creates fatigue. Those other drinks are full of sugar which actually causes dehydration. Water is king, so make a habit to drink a glass of water whenever you feel tired. While I work, I always have a full glass next to me. This is the best way, because if you have to get up and get water, you will never remember it, especially while you are working intensively. With water right next to you, your mind will just know to take a sip here and there throughout your activity. You will be surprised how quickly just drinking water can get rid of your fatigue.
3- Get up and move!
Sometimes our fatigue is caused by inertia. Especially when you have to work at a computer or sitting at a desk all day. Movement, any type of movement is exercise! Moving your body creates an increased blood flow which in return increases your energy and defeats fatigue. As well, it makes you breathe deeper and you already know the benefits of breathing deeply as mentioned in point #1. So, all that you need to do is just get up, stretch a little bit, and walk around if you can. The best would be to do this every hour, so that you break the pattern of inertia. So get up and move, you will feel more awake right away!