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5 Things to Avoid When You Are Exhausted

By Sandy Schroeder

In a hectic world it is all too easy to just keep right on going to get everything done, but your body and your health may pay the price. We all run into situations when we have to push on through to meet deadlines, but making that effort on a regular basis may open the door to infection, create mistakes at work, or even cause accidents on the road or at home.

Here are some cautions from that are worth considering.

Avoid difficult discussions – You may need to stand your ground with someone, but doing so when you are tired will simply reduce your effectiveness, or lead to unfortunate remarks.

After an endless day skip the gym – You won’t have the energy needed to do a great workout, and you may push your body to the point of injury. Reschedule when you are really ready.

Don’t launch new projects – You may want to get a new project started, but attempting to roll it out when you are exhausted probably will not give you the results you or your co-workers envisioned. Better to start fresh and give it the focused push that it really needs.

Skip driving – If you are facing a long drive, try to be rested when you start. For normal driving, wash your face or take a short brisk walks before you leave. If you are really not up to driving, don’t risk an accident. Call for a ride or reschedule.

Avoid impulsive snacking – Feeling exhausted can lead to tacos or burgers instead of a cup of caffeine-free tea or hot chocolate and cheese and crackers. Some nutritionists recommend skipping all late night eating to lose weight. They say the fasting time from supper to breakfast helps the body burn a lot of fat.

Getting the sleep that you need to maintain a balanced schedule usually pays off in the long run. We all know when we feel like working and really want to be there. Trying to keep everything going with less than 7 hours a night usually manages to undermine something. Make the effort to create good sleep patterns and avoid inevitable headaches. Establish a regular sleep schedule and make your bedroom a sleep retreat. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Fayetteville, N.C.

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