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Fighting Fatigue: Things You Can Do

by DrPrem Jagyasi
Fighting Fatigue

People who experience fatigue often complain about weariness, tiredness or lack of energy. Despite an 8-hour long night sleep and ample of rest during the day, such people continue feeling tired all the time. This is because fatigue isn’t only related to rest, but a number of other factors including physical exertion, poor eating habits, emotional stress, boredom, and an underlying medical problem. Therefore, to fight and relieve fatigue, you should not be only focusing on your sleep but these following things as well.

Drink plenty of water

Drink plenty of water

Dehydration reduces our physical performance for it lowers our energy level. It decreases alertness, concentration, and makes us feel tired. Therefore, make sure you consume plenty of water every day. To ensure that your water intake in normal, you can check your urine color. If it is not pale yellow but darker than that, it means you need to increase your water intake.

Plan a restful sleep

Plan a restful sleep

You ensure sleeping for 7-8 hours every night but it is not a refreshing or a restful sleep, you would end up waking up tired every morning. It is because sleep quality is more important than the number of sleep hours. Therefore, you need to plan a restful sleep. You should avoid caffeine, alcohol, and big meals in evenings. Also, try to avoid watching television before bedtime for it makes it harder to go to sleep.

Be more active

Be more active

Although physical exertion is one of the main causes of fatigue but too much of rest also makes one feel tired and sluggish. Rather than replenishing our energy, over resting and too much of sleeping leaves us more lethargic. On the other hand, being active makes one fresh. Whenever you feel fatigued, try doing some exercise, or simply go out for a walk. A dose of fresh air works wonders to rejuvenate our body and mind.

Count your blessings

Negativity sucks

Negativity sucks out all our energy, leaving us feeling fatigued and tensed. To get away with this kind of fatigue, you should count your blessings. You should remind yourself of all the positive things in your life and all your accomplishments. Start thinking of all your feel-good achievements and see how your bad mood turns into a good mood. A positive mood is makes a person more energetic. It makes people feel good about themselves and least fatigued.

Boost your red blood cells

Hemoglobin carries oxygen

Hemoglobin carries oxygen to all parts of our body and red blood cells contain this iron-rich protein. The higher the level of red blood cells in the body, the lesser fatigue one feels. Therefore, enhance your intake of iron that in turn produces enough red blood cells.

Shed some weight

Shed some weight

If you feel your extra kilos are the sole reason behind your tiredness, you must try to shed them at the earliest. Extra body weight makes a person lose confidence, happiness, and energy. Losing weight makes one gain confidence, one feels happier and it improves the overall quality of life.

Rely on yoga

rely on yoga

To fight fatigue, you require healing not only your body but your mind as well. What other better way could it be than to practice yoga. It is a wondrous practice that heals our body and mind altogether. Practice yoga poses that can help you boost your energy level. Meditate whenever you get time to flush out negativity from your mind. Yoga works as an alternative medicine to fight chronic fatigue.

Summary

Fatigue is a bad feeling and there are ample of means and ways to deal with it. With a few lifestyle changes and natural remedies, people can even fight chronic fatigue.

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