How to Beat Fatigue in Everyday Life
By Genevieve Cunningham
It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re at in life, fatigue is likely a thing that is dealt with on a regular basis. Being an adult is hard … but even more than that, it’s exhausting. While a certain amount of fatigue is probably considered normal (after a late night or a stressful event), excessive fatigue shouldn’t be a staple in anyone's life. To get a handle on that everyday exhaustion, check out these tips for beating that tired feeling and gaining a bit more energy for the tasks of everyday life.
Exercise is a Must
It sounds counterproductive to many people. They think that if they exercise, they’ll just be more tired since all of that physical activity can be exhausting. But it actually works the opposite way. Exercise helps to produce positive chemicals in the body that boost both the mood and energy levels. If exercise is not currently a part of life, it's time to seriously think about getting a routine. Walking, jogging, a local class, swimming … find something that is enjoyable and a better body and more energy may become a normal part of life.
Try Drinking More Water
Dehydration can significantly fatigue the body. Our bodies rely heavily on water to function efficiently. Without it, it's possible to feel rundown, easily irritable, achy, and especially fatigued. If you’re not already getting close to eight cups a day, try to increase that intake of water and see if it makes a difference in everyday basic energy levels.
Eat Foods That Induce Energy
Believe it or not, there are some foods that can cause fatigue, and similarly, there are foods that can create a little pep in your step. Try to stay away from heavy carbs and starches like white rice and potatoes. Instead, go for fresh fruits and veggies. It also helps to avoid all day caffeine intake and opt for water (see above!) instead.
It’s OK to feel tired sometimes. It’s OK to get rundown and need a little more sleep than usual. But it’s not OK to have your entire life ruled by exhaustion. Take steps every single day to improve both health as well as energy. If you’re more tired than what is called for or is necessary, use these tips to beat the fatigue and gain a little more energy in your life every day.
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