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3 Reasons You Just Don't Have Energy

By Genevieve Cunningham

Rundown, exhausted, lifeless. All of these are just words describing one thing: fatigue. As we get older, it seems as though we lose more energy than ever before. Somewhere between families, work, and personal responsibilities, we just don't have anything left. But as it turns out, there may be more to your fatigue than what meets the eye. If you're feeling more tired than usual, take a look at these reasons for constant fatigue, followed by some ways to gain back some energy.

A Vitamin Deficiency

Nutrition is a much bigger deal than most people realize. We are what we eat. And when it comes to energy, fueling your body with the right foods is definitely important. If you're feeling constantly fatigued, it's possible that you suffer from a vitamin or mineral deficiency. Any significant lacking in one area or another may cause excessive exhaustion. If you suspect this may be the case, seek out care from your primary physician, and they can help you get your diet back on track.

Excessive Stress

Everyone suffers from stress. We have so many responsibilities and obligations in life, it's almost impossible to live without stress. But when that stress gets out of control, it can cause a multitude of negative side effects. One of those side effects? Yes ...  exhaustion. To combat exhaustion caused by stress, make sure that you have a stress relieving activity to perform on a daily basis. Winding down at night with exercise, yoga, reading, or something else, and getting your stress levels under control before bed is a great way to reduce the fatigue in your life.

A Lack of Water

Water is so very important for our health. When we don't get enough, our body suffers in multiple ways. You may experience headaches, body pain, confusion, and of course, exhaustion. If you're feeling a bit too tired, take a look at your water intake. Are you really getting enough water? If not, aim for approximately eight glasses every day. It may take some time to get used to the increase, but the positive effects will be well worth it.

It can be normal to feel tired or run down, but it's not normal to feel that way all of the time. If you are suffering from ongoing exhaustion, these problems may be to blame. Adjust your routine and habits, and you may find more energy than you've had in years.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Van Nuys, Calif.

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