Fatigue

Fatigue is a lack of energy regardless of your rest.  This can be a mental or physical fatigue.  Fatigue can be normal, but sometimes it is a symptom of a medical problem.  Here are some tips to help boost your energy levels.  

Dietary Suggestions:

Drink water

Being dehydrated can cause tiredness. Boost your intake to help combat fatigue.

Careful with Caffeine

Cutting caffeine can actually increase your energy levels. 

Eat Breakfast

Food gives us energy, starting the day off right with breakfast can give us the jump we need.

Don’t Overeat

I know, I know, food gives us energy. But overeating can drain our energy.  Eating three big meals per day can drain us so try spreading it throughout the day into six mini-meals.  It can also aid in losing body fat! 

Eat Iron Rich Foods

Iron-deficiency can lead to feeling fatigued.  This may not be the case for you, but eating iron-rich foods can help.

Sleep Suggestions:

Get Enough Sleep

Getting enough sleep is hard for a lot of people. Try going to bed and getting up at the same time every day. Routine is good for our bodies.  

Relax

Not knowing how to relax is a major issue. Worrying about what you have to do tomorrow and other things flooding our minds can be a normal cause for insomnia.  Doing a breathing exercise or putting on white noise may help you get the rest you need.

Lifestyle Suggestions:

Don’t Smoke

Smoking can actually decrease our energy levels.  Cigarette smoke reduces the amount of oxygen available into the bloodstream.

Increase Physical Activity

Physical Activity boosts energy levels. Being sedentary can actually cause fatigue.  Being active can help you sleep better at night and make you feel better mentally and physically. 

https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/fatigue-fighting-tips