Being tired and fatigued has become a major topic in today’s society with many people feeling disgusted with how they feel whether it be drowsy, tired, drained and just plain sick. The simple answers are right at your fingertips, and it has to do with how you are living your lifestyle. It sums up a combination of lifestyle habits that lead us to becoming fatigued and tired on a daily basis and being in our busy social media world and work, we are not taking proper care of ourselves.
The first and foremost answer to being tired and fatigued is the lack of physical activity people are getting involved in today. We have access to everything we need right in our hand with laptops, cell phones and Ipads that can pretty much do anything we want and need it to do. This has caused a lack of physical activity and made our society much more lazy, and the youth of today are going to be even bigger suffers of this epidemic if this message does not become clear. This has also a resulted in a lack of sleep and poor nutrition with many people always grabbing for the high fatty and sodium foods while playing on their favorite computer system. On top of this, being stressed out with work and constantly working has led many of us to poor nutritional habits and lack of sleep by consuming too much caffeine and eating a poor diet that is high in saturated fats and processed foods. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is usually associated with certain illnesses such as the flu, but it can also be a resemblance of a poor lifestyle of poor nutrition and physical activity.
The answer is very simple, and you have to want to change your ways in order to start feeling more energy. It’s time to change your daily habits by ending your time during the evening much earlier so you can relax and decompress so your mind can get into sleep mode. Nutrition is the next major habit that needs to be changed by reducing your intake of caffeine, sugary liquids and high saturated fatty processed foods. Next start to focus on consuming more water and tea that is low in caffeine to help flush out the system as well as high levels of fruits and vegetables, even higher than the recommended daily intake of 5 total servings a day to 10-12 servings a day, and look at taking in some supplements such as vitamin D and other vitamins such as Spirulina, which will help with that energy boost and the release of melatonin. Also, a lean protein diet of poultry and fish should be included and red meat intake should be less. One should also consult with a doctor or a dietician to better go over their nutritional needs. Lastly, physical activity through exercise is your next major habit that needs to be changed. You should take at least 10-30 minutes a day in some form of exercise whether it is walking, jogging or biking and at least 60-90 minutes three times a week in longer, vigorous exercise with higher intensity in cardiovascular exercise and resistance training.
If many of these lifestyle habits change in your life by getting up and being more physically active, improving nutrition by reducing caffeine and sugar intake and taking in higher nutrients such as antioxidants through fruits and vegetables and eating lean sources of protein such as poultry and fish and getting rid of high saturated foods and making sure you are putting away the computer and getting that sleep at night, you will be sure to overcome your tired and fatigued state.