Common Fatigue Factors and Tips for Pepping Up
By Genevieve Cunningham
In today’s busy world, almost every person experiences some level of fatigue on a daily basis. While some fatigue can be normal and even manageable, it doesn’t take much for exhaustion to take its toll. Luckily, there may be help in finding and keeping more energy in everyday life. If you need a bit more energy, take a look at these common causes of excessive fatigue, followed by some tips for feeling better.
There are so many things in life that lead to exhaustion. Life itself can be quite draining! Even though every person has their own individual factors leading to fatigue, some of the common factors include:
Kids - Kids are exhausting. There’s no getting around this little factor. If you have a family, exhaustion is probably a part of your life. While there may be a few changes that can help with the fatigue, it’s possible that you can’t do much about this type of exhaustion until that golden age of 18 rolls around.
Work - Work is necessary, good for our well-being, and definitely exhausting! Work is sometimes physically draining, but it’s mentally tiring as well. Combined together, this makes for a seriously fatigued existence that requires careful planning and persistence to beat.
Stress - Family, work, community, bills … everyone has stress. But when that stress is too high, it can cause fatigue. If this is the case for you, lowering stress levels and keeping them low may help in the long run.
There are many ways to improve basic energy levels in the everyday person. While every person may require a slightly different approach, a few of the more common and effective methods may include:
Sleep - It might seem obvious, but far too many people skip this step. If you want more energy, you have to get enough sleep. If you’re not getting enough, make sure that you have a good bedtime, a wind down routine, and skip caffeine in the afternoon.
Exercise - Exercise is a great way to get more energy. You might think it will only tire you out -- and it might -- but in the long run, it boosts energy through chemical and hormone production. Work out on a regular basis, and you’ll probably find more energy every day.
Proper Diet - You are what you eat. If you eat junk, that’s how you’ll feel. But if you eat healthy foods, you’ll feel lighter, healthier, and you’ll definitely have more energy. Eat a healthy and well balanced diet, and you’re far more likely to have energy day in and day out.
Just because you’re an adult, it doesn’t mean that you have to be tired all the time. With some careful planning and the right approach, you may be able to fight exhaustion and feel a little better every day. Use these tips to help you get moving in the right direction, and gain more energy in your everyday life for years to come.
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