“Fatigue” is not a new buzzword, it’s a serious and common problem many people face in this fast-paced world.
The good news is that you can do something about tiredness and exhaustion. This article will take you through the various lifestyle changes you can implement to help you beat the fatigue and live a full life.
Rise and shine, but first sleep!
Most people underestimate the importance of sleep and its impact on our daily lives. Proper and adequate rest is important if you want to maintain your energy levels throughout the day. Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep each night, your body will thank you!
Tips to better your sleep:
- Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day.
- Use earplugs and/or an eye mask.
- Practice meditation or yoga.
- Wear loose and comfortable fabrics.
You are what you eat.
Think of your body as a machine and every machine needs a good amount of fuel to function at its best. Load up on greens, whole grains, lean proteins and don’t forget the fruits and veggies! Avoid excessive sugars and processed foods that can send your energy levels on a rollercoaster ride.
Types of foods to stock up on:
- Chia seeds
- Almond milk
We’re not saying become a gym guru or a fitness bunny, but getting active and moving your body can do wonders for your energy levels. Exercising regularly releases endorphins that in turn boost your energy levels. Exercise also boosts circulation and improves your overall stamina and zest for life! Whether it’s a brisk walk, yoga, a spin class or a short home workout – find what works for you and commit, your body will thank you for it!
Hydration, Hydration, Hydration!
Ever heard the saying “maybe you’re not hungry, you’re just dehydrated”? Well, the same goes for exhaustion. Sometimes you feel tired because you’re dehydrated. 6-8 glasses of water each day should do the trick. So, invest in a water bottle or set hourly daily reminders to alert you when it’s time to have your next glass of water.
Say no to stress.
Stress uses up a lot of your energy which is something most people don’t realise because it’s not a physical activity. Stress can have a negative impact on your sleep, bodily functions and overall health.
If you suffer from stress, try any of the following:
- Deep breathing techniques
- Gentle stretching
Now that you know fatigue and exhaustion can be combated with a few lifestyle changes, are you taking the plunge? With these simple steps you’ll be on your way to a newer and more energized you!