Human body is often compared to mechanical machinery but unlike any other machine; our body feels tired and fatigued at some point of times. There are times when we just want to lie down and relax ourselves even after having a full-night sleep and good amount of food and this is the time where you should start worrying about your health. Yes friends, feeling low on energy after a full-day work is one thing but feeling flushed out without doing much of physical or mental work is another and it clearly denotes that something is going wrong with your body.
In a recent survey, it has been found that nearly 2.3 millions of Americans encounter fatigue and its symptoms on daily basis and as a result couldn’t concentrate on their work or jobs completely. Just like any other disorder or disease, fatigue can also be treated by altering one’s lifestyle and habits. There are a number of ways using which one can fight fatigue and its symptoms, the top ten tips are hereby combined for you in the following sections:
1. Stay away from diseases
Generally, it is the middle-aged people that complain about feeling fatigued and tired all the time and the reason for the same can be discovered by knowing their health problems. Most of the people today suffer from a number of healthproblems and diseases such as cardio-vascular problems, diabetes, arthritis etc. and according to several studies, the medications and drugs used for combating these diseases result into energy draining. Thus it is crystal clear that in order to stay away from fatigue, one needs to take very good care of his/her health and stay away from all kinds of health problems and diseases.
2. Eat small portions at regular intervals
Thanks to the ultra-modern lifestyles, people tend to ignore the most important part of their well-being i.e. food and as a result feel tired all the times. According to physicians and researchers, people who eat small portions of food at regular intervals are healthier than the ones who eat big meals twice or thrice a day. So, the basic mantra of keeping your energy levels high is to eat 6-8 small meals a day after a gap of 2-3 hours each.
Water is considered to be the most important part of both our food and body; after all we can’t imagine ourselves without drinking sufficient water. Thus, in order to stay high on energy, staying hydrated is extremely important because when our body is dehydrated; the blood thickens up and causes the heart to pump blood faster thus consuming all the energy stored in our body. So, one must drink 8-9 glasses of water daily and in order to stay away from fatigue, one can even try out water containing food items such as yogurt, carrots and juicy fruits etc.
4. Breakfast is important!
You all must be having memories of your childhood where your mother is convincing you to eat breakfast, well you must thank her for being so adamant at that time because breakfast is definitely the most important meal of the day. Most of the dieticians believe that, whether you feel or don’t feel like having breakfast, you can’t afford to miss it as it helps in maintaining both physical and mental well-being of a person. A proper, carbohydrate-rich breakfast helps a person to combat stress levels and thus fights fatigue.
5. Fiber it up!
Fiber-rich foods help a person to stay attentive and alert all the times and thus helps to combat fatigue and its symptoms. Not many people are aware of the fact that our brain requires glucose for its proper functioning and glucose is derived mostly from carb-rich foods that have high fiber content as well. So, having a fiber rich diet containing foods such as oatmeal, bran, whole-wheat bread and rice and even fruits such as apples etc. help one fight fatigue.
6. Limit your caffeine intake
Caffeine is often associated with one’s energy levels and portrayed as an energy booster but not many people are aware of the fact that regular caffeine intake can take a toll on their health and energy levels. Several studies suggest that, 200-300mgs of caffeine before noon is good for improving a person’s energy levels but caffeine rich drinks after noon cause insomnia and insomnia drains out all the energy in one’s body leaving one tired and fatigued. So, sip 2-3 cups of tea or coffee before noon and stay energetic all the times.
7. Omega-3- the ultimate food for brain
There is not an iota of doubt that it is our brain that is in-charge of controlling all our body organs and functions including our energy levels. Thus, in order to fuel up on our energy, we need to fuel up our brain first by feeding it with the right kind of foods such as the ones rich in omega-3 content like walnuts, fish, salmon and canola oils etc.
Iron-deficiency in blood results into draining of energy levels apart from causing anemia. It is a world-renowned fact that women in particular are prone to this deficiency and as a result face frequent black-outs and fatigue periods. In order to avoid the same, an iron rich diet is a must for every individual containing food such as spinach, nuts and lean red meat etc.
9. Move your body
There are chances that your body may often feel sluggish and tired because you don’t move it frequently or don’t indulge in physical activities. Having an active lifestyle is extremely important for keeping the energy levels high and one can do so by working out or visiting a gym or by playing outdoor games.
10. Get a full-night sleep
Sleep deprivation is the most common reason behind afternoon sluggishness and energy drain-outs that is experienced by people of walks of life. Thus in order to avoid the same, getting a full-night sleep of 7-8 hours is a must. We recommend you to get into the bed as early as possible, so that your body gets ample time to rejuvenate and energize itself for the next hectic day.
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