4 Easy Ways to Bounce Back from Tiredness
By Sandy Schroeder
If your favorite way to bounce back from tiredness is a strong cup of black coffee, you may want to look for more options. It may be a lot healthier to erase tiredness and boost body cells with exercise, sleep, hydration and diet, according to Harvard Health.
When the body is low on water, tiredness quickly sets in. To keep your system running at its peak and avoid exhaustion, carry water with you and keep a canister on your desk. Men should get about 3 1/2 liters daily. Women should get about 2 1/2 liters daily. Juices, milk, teas and coffee count, too, along with water-filled fruits and vegetables, such as zucchini, cucumbers, watermelon, berries and citrus.
Rest Well Every Night
That zombie feeling that sets in at work in the afternoon often happens when you try to skate by on 5-6 hours of sleep. Keep your body healthy mentally and physically by getting 7-9 hours sleep every night. Make your bedroom a sleep retreat. Park your phone, TV and tablet outside, and use an air filter to screen out toxic substances and noise. If stress is keeping you up, take steps to solve the issues and sleep better. Develop a nightly ritual with soft music, warm baths or a simple snack.
Eat Healthier and Dine Well
Take the time to shop for fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, poultry, nuts and healthy oils such as olive oil. Prepare your favorite roast chicken and vegetables or black bean or shrimp tacos with fresh guacamole and savor the meal with friends and family. Stress lightens and connections deepen when we take the time to just sit and talk at the end of the day.
Make Fitness a Daily Routine
Exercise generates energy and lots of good endorphins. It lifts the spirit and strengthens muscles. Health experts say as little as three 20-minute sessions a week can deliver an energy boost for people who sit all day. Start now to line up your best fitness options.
- Try a barre ballet studio session
- Shoot hoops or play volleyball or soccer
- Show up for an hour of high energy dancing
- Run every morning or every evening
- Start power walking before breakfast
- Do water aerobics
- Walk twice a day every day
- Start biking on the weekends
- Try wilderness hiking with your family
If you stick with exercise, hydration, a healthy diet, and enough sleep, you may be amazed at the amount of energy that you have. If you still find you are tired, you may want to check with your doctor to review your symptoms.
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