What to Do About Fatigue


What to Do About Fatigue
To decrease fatigue and increase energy:

  • Reduce stress – Institute lifestyle changes.
  • Exercise – At least 30 minutes per day of physical activity.
  • Eat well – A balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein sources.
  • Avoid alcohol – This central nervous system depressant can disrupt sleep and make you tired for hours after only a few drinks.
  • Stop smoking – The carbon monoxide in cigarette smoke makes your oxygen intake less efficient.
  • Get adequate sleep – Make whatever lifestyle changes are necessary to ensure enough sleep.
  • Drink enough water – Eight eight-ounce glasses of water per day.
  • Don’t skip meals – In order to run efficiently, your body needs a steady intake of nutrients throughout the day.
  • Don’t crash diet – Too few calories plus restrictions of certain types of foods spells fatigue.
  • Don’t overeat – Your blood supply rushes to that site to digest the overabundance of calories, making your feel energy-depleted.
  • Limit caffeine – to five or fewer caffeinated drinks daily.
  • Avoid sleeping pills – Because the root cause of insomnia isn’t addressed, they don’t work in the long run.
  • Limit sedentary time – Once an hour get up and get the blood flowing.
  • Have fun – Shoe-horn in some enjoyable activities every day.