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5 Fatigue Fighting Tips

By Virginia Laird

Sometimes a person's energy level just does not exist and it seems as though it may never make another appearance. If this describes you, rest assured you are not alone. According to research, millions of Americans struggle with fatigue. There are a few things a person can do to try to fight the fatigue that may be plaguing one's daily routine. They include:

  • Exercise
  • Hydrate
  • Sleep
  • Lose weight
  • Eat

Add Exercise

Exercise can stimulate blood flow, working as an automatic energy boost. There is no need to run a marathon or bike a long distance. Research suggests something as simple was a brisk walk can jumpstart the body's metabolism. Other light exercises that can help include yoga, stretching, and a quick jog. Exercise can also be beneficial to a person's mood and motivation.

Drink More Water

The body needs to stay hydrated. Muscles and blood flow rely on water to replenish lost fluids. Research implies that as the body stays hydrated, the muscles have more energy. This can help keep fatigue at bay.

Get Some Sleep

Possibly the most obvious, but rarely accomplished, way to fight fatigue is to get plenty of sleep. According to research, too many people try to accomplish too much in one day. Staying up late cuts into the amount of sleep a person can get. More often than not, no matter the time one goes to bed, the morning alarm remains the same. Adults should try to get at least six hours of sleep each night. Rest assured, without the proper amount of sleep, fatigue cannot be beat.

Drop Some Weight

Losing as little as five or 10 pounds can have a huge impact on the energy level of the body. Too much weight can put strain on the joints, making it painful to exercise or move at all. This can drain the body of energy.

Eat Small Meals More Often

Many of the top diets on the market recommend a person to eat five or six small meals throughout the day. Smaller portions consumed more often can help to boost the metabolism as well as maintain blood sugar. Keeping blood sugar steady allows for the body to remain full of energy.

If you are hoping to cut fatigue out of your life, trying a few of these suggestions could be just the ticket. Hopefully your life will soon be full of energy!

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Happy Valley, Ore.

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