It’s a common saying that one is only as old as you feel, but what if you feel old, tired, and rundown often?
Fatigue and feeling lethargic is a common problem faced by young people especially after people hit middle age.
But the good news is there are plenty of ways to get your energy back and feel fresh all day long. Some are even believed to slow down the aging process when practiced constantly. Here’s how:
1. Get yourself diagnosed for any health-related issues
Feeling tired and unproductive is sometimes a result of any illnesses like diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, anemia, thyroid disease, and sleep apnea. So one should make sure to get yourself diagnosed if you constantly feel tired all the time.
Also, many medications can contribute to fatigue. These include some blood pressure medicines, antihistamines, diuretics, and other drugs. If you begin to experience fatigue after starting a new medication, consult your doctor.
2. Dietary Changes
If you need more energy, make sure you are following a healthy diet routine:
- Drinking lots of water helps you keep the body hydrated and fresh whole day.
- Keep a tab on your caffeine intake, one or two caffeinated drinks per day like coffee and tea can boost
your energy and mental alertness.
- Do not skip breakfast. Breakfast boosts your metabolism and gives your body energy to work all day.
- Eating at regular intervals helps to keep energy level up throughout the day.
- Increase the amount of fruit, vegetables, and whole-grain foods in your diet. Make sure to cut down on
the amount of high fat, high sugar, and high salt foods in your diet.
- Avoid eating large meals as they can drain your energy.
- Indulge in iron-rich foods. Women, especially are prone to iron-deficiency (anemia) as it results in
feeling lethargic all day.
3. Start any form of physical exercise.
Following a routine that includes any form of physical exercise from walking, running, yoga or any other form results in an increased sense of well-being and a boost in overall energy.
4. Getting to bed early.
Lack of sleep causes daytime fatigue. Getting to bed early enough for a full night sleep helps to restore energy resulting in all day freshness the next day. Also, napping helps to restores wakefulness and promotes performance and learning. Taking a nap for 10 minutes is usually enough to boost your energy levels. Don’t nap for more than 30 minutes or one you may have trouble sleeping that night.