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9 Tips To Help You Fight Fatigue

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Many people feel fatigued in mind and body, it can leave you weary and tired with a lack of energy for a long period of time. Fatigue can usually be traced back to a habit or routine such as a lack of sleep or poor eating habits however it could also be an underlying medical condition that may require medical treatment.

In most cases you will know what is causing your fatigue and a few changes could help relieve the symptoms and give you an energy boost. Continue reading for our best tips on how you can fight fatigue. 

Drink plenty of water - Dehydration will leave you with a lack of energy, so be sure you’re drinking enough water, especially after exercise.

Sleep for at least 8 hours per night - Sleep helps many health problems, so try to get at least 8 hours a night  If you have trouble getting to sleep try having a bath before bed and get into the routine of going to bed and waking up at the same time each day.

Eat more greens - Greens are full of vitamins, minerals and disease fighting phytochemicals that will not only help you to get essential nutrients that your body needs but will also help with iron absorption. If you are struggling to get more greens into your diet try adding them to smoothies and juices.

Be careful with caffeine - You might feel that caffeinated drinks such as coffee give you more energy but they can actually cause insomnia. Limit caffeinated drinks to one per day and avoid drinking them in the evening.

Don’t skip meals - Have smaller, regular meals throughout the day rather than larger meals, less often. Regular meals that are packed with nutrients will help keep your energy levels up.

Cut refined carbs and sugar from your diet - These types of foods will mess with your blood sugar and cause your energy to slump.

Eat iron-rich foods  - Iron deficiency (anemia) can lead to feeling fatigued, so ensure that your diet includes iron rich foods such as red meat

Participate in regular exercise - Physical activity has a positive effect on the body and mind, it is sure to get your blood pumping, endorphin's running and will boost your energy levels. It can even help you to sleep better at night. 

Reduce Stress - Stress can be common cause of fatigue, surround yourself with positive people, address work problems and introduce relaxing activities into your daily routine such as meditation, yoga, walking, reading a book or listening to music.

If fatigue is not relieved by extra sleep, good nutrition or a change in the environment around you, you should speak with your doctor sooner rather than later. If you are unable to see your regular GP for any reason call 1300 30 38 34 or book online and a bulk billing doctor will visit you in the comfort of your own home.