Why Do You Feel Tired All the Time?
By Sara Butler
Fatigue is a problem millions of people around the world face every day. Everybody gets tired from time to time, but some people end up feeling tired all the time. Maybe it’s because they work too hard, or maybe they didn’t get enough sleep – there are many reasons why people report feeling fatigued. Here are some of the more common reasons people feel tired all the time – do any of these apply to you?
You Have a Vitamin Deficiency
If you’re not getting enough Vitamin B12, that may be the reason you’re feeling so sluggish. You need B12 to produce red blood cells and also to assist your body in converting the food you eat into glucose to fuel you. B12 is found in animal products, but even if you eat animal products it doesn’t mean you can’t fall short with this vitamin. If you think your energy levels may be due to a deficiency of B12, talk with your healthcare provider about it.
If your thyroid isn’t working correctly it can cause you to feel as if you don’t have enough energy. That’s because your thyroid helps to regulate hormones, and when your hormones aren’t balanced it can lead to mental confusion, fatigue, and weight gain. It’s important to find ways to support your thyroid function through exercise, proper sleep, and exposure to sunlight.
The state of your gut can have a lot to do with your energy levels. This is due to the fact that if you’re not able to digest the food you’re eating properly, then you’re also probably not absorbing the nutrients from your food that you need in order to feel energized. If you think this may be a problem for you, probiotics can help, as well as reducing stress in your life.
Not Enough Exercise
Daily activity may not seem like something that will boost energy levels, but it does that and also lifts your mood. Even light activity can increase your metabolism and activate areas in your brain that perceive an increase in your energy levels. It also makes your cells more sensitive to insulin, which helps your body’s cells to work optimally and give your energy level a boost.
Remember that almost everything you do can have an impact on the way your body works. If you notice something doesn’t feel right, it could be due to your diet, your level of activity or how much sleep you’re getting at night. Take a step back and evaluate areas in your life that may be causing problems and work with your chiropractor to help you solve your energy crisis.