We all get tired from time to time. Those late nights watching our Netflix boxsets do little to help our sleeping patterns, and if we put in late hours at the office, then we are obviously going to feel exhausted.However, if you are feeling tired on a regular basis, on both a mental and a physical level, then you might be suffering from fatigue. While this could be a consequence of too many late nights or oversleeping in the day, there could be hidden reasons behind the problem too. We are going to have a look at some of them within this article.
#1: An existing medical conditionIf you regularly visit your doctor, you should already know of any health issues that could be causing you to feel the symptoms associated with fatigue. Anemia, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and chronic fatigue syndrome are all conditions symptomatic with the problem. And there might be other conditions to blame for how you feel too. Speak to your doctor for further advice then, especially if you haven't been for a check-up recently, as it might be that you have a health issue that is currently undiagnosed.
#2: A sedentary lifestyleHow much time a day do you spend sitting? Whether you're rooted at your desk for much of the day or be you prone to more hours than you should be sat in front of the TV, you will start to feel fatigued when you're not exercising your body. This is a problem in itself, but a life sitting around can also exacerbate certain problems associated with fatigue, including obesity and a lower immune system. So, make every effort to exercise during the day. Go for a run, spend time at the gym, or if the idea of being around other sweaty bodies puts you off, consider these fun ways to exercise your body. By energizing your body, you should notice your feelings of fatigue start to fade away.
#3: A poor dietSadly, those takeaway foods, processed microwave meals, and sugary snacks, won't do a lot for your energy levels. In fact, they could be responsible for your feelings of fatigue if they are part of your regular diet. To energize your body, you need to eat a well-balanced diet containing all of the nutrients and vitamins that your body needs. This means eating more fruit, vegetables, seafood, and nuts, and less time chomping on a pizza or scoffing sugary doughnuts. Check out this guide to eating a balanced diet and make the necessary changes to your shopping and eating habits.
#4: Feelings of stressThe mental strain caused by stress can lead to feelings of fatigue. So, if you are working in a high-stressed job, or if you have unresolved stresses in your personal life, you will start to feel the consequences eventually on both a mental and a physical level. Your best course of action is to get on top of your stressors, such as speaking to your boss if your workplace is an issue, although you might also try relaxation techniques to alleviate the side-effects of your stress.
FinallySo, have we hit the nail on the proverbial head? Are these the reasons why you might be feeling fatigued? Follow our suggestions if so, as you might start to feel better sooner rather than later.
Take care, and thanks for reading.