Lost Your ‘Get-Up-and-Go?’
Anyone can feel tired at the end of the day, but ongoing fatigue can sneak up on you and become your ‘new normal’ – even though it’s not normal to be tired all the time. After juggling home, work and family life, it’s no wonder there is little energy left for yourself!
Why Am I So Exhausted?
When you’re feeling fatigued, it is important to consider whether you have the nutrients required for optimal energy. If you’re not providing your body with the nutrients it needs, it can be hard to jump out of bed feeling refreshed.
Want To Be Bursting With Energy?
Energising yourself also means creating a diet and lifestyle that supports your energy stores:
- Eat foods rich in unrefined and unprocessed carbohydrates, protein and fat; the primary ingredients for energy production.
- Fuel your body with the appropriate nutrients.
- Avoid stimulants such as caffeine, which can ultimately drain your energy and deplete vitalising nutrients including your B vitamins.
- Sleep for seven to nine hours each night.
- Destress by spending time in nature, meditating and having fun! Being busy and feeling stressed places increased pressure on your mitochondria.
- Exercise four to five times per week. When feeling very fatigued, go for a regular walk, swim or yoga class which will be beneficial for your energy levels then staying sedentary.