How to Stop Living a Tired Life
By Donna Stark
I never expected that once I reached adulthood, the main topic of my conversations with others would be about how tired everyone is. Some people wear that fatigue as a badge of honor, because to them, it means they are so busy with life that they can't even slow down for a rest. But for others, feeling tired all of the time certainly isn't something they look forward to. One of the worst feelings to shake and one of the biggest disrupters to their day is the feeling of extreme fatigue. It's insidious. Tiredness can enter into a person's life gradually and quietly, without any hints of fanfare, and can cause the most harmful of effects on a person's body. It's for this reason that you need to figure out what is causing it.
What Causes Fatigue?
You don't need to be running on fumes 24/7 to experience fatigue. In fact, most people will suffer from it at some point or another during their life and usually it goes away. But if yours is lingering and you are doing your best to keep a sensible schedule and get the amount of rest you need, then you may need to consider some other aspects of your lifestyle. Take a look.
- Chronic pain - Low or depleted energy is often a common complaint with people whose bodies are constantly fighting against pain and discomfort. In addition to stealing your energy throughout the day, pain also robs you of the ability to have a good night of rest.
- Being inactive - A sedentary lifestyle can easily exacerbate the feeling of tiredness, but regular exercise can help you avoid that. Exercise is known to promote better sleep cycles so get moving!
- Late-night workouts - Think working out late at night will make you so tired that you will fall asleep once you hit the hay? Think again! Because no matter how good exercise is for your body, if it's too close to bedtime, it may be horrible for your sleep. It increases your heart rate and elevates your adrenaline, and those are never good for rest.
- Poor diet - A poor diet can affect your energy levels in a number of ways. Your body needs the proper fuel to run on, the right kind of food to maintain a healthy weight, and the necessary vitamins and nutrients to keep illness and disease away.
A Tired Life
Stop living a tired life and get to the bottom of your fatigue. If you think you need help, or know chronic pain is a contributing factor, then come on in to The Joint Chiropractic. The solution to finding more energy and feeling better is definitely within reach!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Morrisville, N.C.