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Monday, September 20, 2010

Why we feel tired and tips to get rid of fatigue?

Most people know exactly why they feel tired. You may know that you're always tired because you work too much, but what about the people who's jobs aren't particularly demanding, they get all the sleep that they need and their lives aren't really that stressful.

So why do they feel tired all the time?

In most cases, the answer is simple – the modern lifestyle is responsible for tiredness. Tiredness is a direct result of the way we live our lives. We eat different kind of foods than our grandparents did, our jobs are different, the way we spend our pastime has changed, as well as the way we sleep… And the result of all this – we feel tired all the time.

If you experience high levels of exhaustion and fatigue in the course of the day there are 2 issues that you may be facing. Either you are not getting enough sleep or you are suffering from a condition like hyperthyroidism or a viral infection.

Often the cause of this condition is also lack of exercise, poor diets and lifestyle. This condition can be hazardous to all aspects of your life and also impact others in your life.

Tips to get rid of fatigue:

If lack of sleep is causing this condition then try and squeeze in a few extra minutes of rest. Ideally you would need to get 7 hours of sleep everyday.
Sleeping in the afternoons over the weekend is a good option if you are suffering due to lack of sleep. During the week you can use your lunch hour to grab a few minutes of rest. Bite into a chicken sandwich quickly and then get a few minutes of rest.

It is important to get a few minutes of exercise everyday. Lethargy can also be the cause of fatigue and constant tiredness. If this is the cause then your only solution is to exercise for a few minutes daily.

Swimming and cycling in the summer season and walking in winter are great ways to exercise. Enroll for a yoga class to help you get some exercise during the week.
Meditating for a few minutes everyday is a good way to reduce stress and induce quality sleep. If you are at unrest then meditate for a few minutes before you head to bed. This is a great way to relax and get quality sleep. You will wake up refreshed and energized.

While resting and exercise is important you also need to focus on your diet. If your meals are high in fat and low on nutrition you are not going to be energized. For this reason it is important for you to eat healthy and nutritious food.
Protein and fiber rich foods are great as they help to increase your energy levels and keep your hunger pangs away thereby preventing any junk food binges.

Add nuts and dry fruits to your diet. These are known to be rich sources of vitamins and minerals that are essential for your body.

Don’t depend on coffee and tea too much to keep you alert; in the long run they will loose their effect on your body and create dependence.

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