Do you constantly feel overly tired and like you can’t wait to get home from school or work just to plop down on the couch and do nothing? If this is you then you’re one of the millions of people around the world struggling with fatigue or lack of energy.
Constantly feeling tired or fatigued could seriously affect your day-to-day life. The good news is that most cases of fatigue can be easily treated by making small changes in your life. In this article, we’ll be looking at some of the possible causes that could be the reason for your fatigue.
Note that if you’re constantly feeling tired then you should speak to your general practitioner.
Reasons for always feeling excessively tired:
Not moving enough
Living a sedentary life could lead to you feeling more tired. It almost feels like a vicious circle: The less you move your body, the less you want to move. The good news is that studies have shown that exercise, even in the smallest amount, could help fight chronic fatigue.
Depression is a mental disorder that could lead to lack of energy and problems with sleep. In many cases, depression can make people feel sluggish and unmotivated. If you think that you might suffer from depression, don’t hesitate to speak to your doctor.
Eating too much refined carbs
Regularly consuming refined carbs like bread, junk food and sugars can lead to tiredness throughout the day.
When you consume sugar or processed carbs, your sugar levels spike. This causes a sudden drop in your sugar levels which then results in fatigue. The sudden drop in energy may prompt you to reach for more food laden with sugars and refined carbs. It is a continuous cycle.
For foods that provide sustained energy, rather stock up on fruits and vegetables, nuts and nut butters, fatty fish like salmon and tuna and high-fibre foods like brown rice, oats and whole wheat bread.
Bad sleeping habits
This is likely the most apparent of all. Bad sleeping habits like not getting enough sleep, not getting good quality sleep or even too much sleep could lead to chronic fatigue.
If you’re having trouble with your sleeping schedule, then speak to your doctor to help get the best advice to how much sleep is enough and how you can combat insomnia.
Living a high-stressed life
Chronic stress has an overwhelming affect on your quality of life. To add to the long list of the negative effects stress has on your body, studies suggest that having to deal with constant stress can lead to fatigue.
If you’re struggling with a stressful life, it’s imperative to find effective strategies to help you deal with it. These could include better time management, exercising more and even meditation.
If you’re battling chronic fatigue, then be sure to speak to your doctor.
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