EMC Ideas: 5 Tips on Fighting Fatigue
EMC Ideas You always seem to be on the go. You wake up early in the morning and don’t stop until late at night where you collapse in bed only to find yourself awake again early in the morning and starting your hectic day all over again. As each day goes past slowly you begin to find it harder and harder and you struggle to overcome and fight fatigue.
What is fatigue exactly? It is when the body is experiencing weariness from bodily or mental exertion. No matter what you do, fighting fatigue seems like a loosing battle and the common solution that we usually reach for, a caffeinated drink such as coffee and soda or a candy bar or energy bar. What we often fail to recognize is that these solutions will only help temporarily stave off fatigue but when the effects of caffeine or sugar wears off we often feel even more tired. So here are five tips to help fight fatigue.
1. Put your life in perspective. You’re body can only physically handle so much and by pushing it to the extreme every day can wear out your body physically and mentally and fatigue sets in. Do you really need to do so much? Cut back on some activities and spread them out so that you can manage them more efficiently without wearing yourself out.
2. Manage anxiety and depression. Believe it or not, this is one of the leading causes of fatigue. Anxiety causes a person to overly worry where the body’s functions are racing which can cause chest pains, racing heart and heart palpitations. The body is in constant overdrive where the body eventually wears out. Or the opposite happens as with depression, where a person can’t concentrate or become motivated to do something that their body feels overly tired. Sometimes these mood swings are hormonal in nature and would be best checked out by your doctor.
3. Exercise. Adding exercise into your daily regiment is not only good for your body, especially in weight management but its also good on fighting fatigue. Often times you will hear people say that after they exercise they feel energized with more energy that acts like a pick me up. Not only does it give you energy it also tires you out where at night exercise helps you fall into a deep sleep allowing you to feel more rested and less fatigued.
4. Get Sleep. It is well known that when a person feels fatigue they need and often want sleep but deprive themselves of it due to whatever reason they have for keeping them up. An average person needs a good 7 to 8 hours of restful sleep a night to function optimally. The trick is to get the right amount of sleep. Too little sleep can cause fatigue as well as too much sleep.
5. Eat the right foods. When we diet we tend to fill our bodies with calories that are easily burned off like fruits and vegetables. Although great for managing weight it does nothing for long term energy supplies and fighting fatigue. Protein is a great source of this so it shouldn’t be left out of any good diet.
So basically in a nutshell, to fight fatigue is to live well with a life that is balanced but not overly crammed with to much to do. Get a good nights sleep, manage activities, eat well and exercise will help reduce fatigue without the help of quick pick me ups such as caffeine and sugars.