Feeling tired all the time, even after a good nights sleep?
That sluggish, un-motivated feeling affects a lot of us, and can cause serious disruption to our lives, creating a domino effect of problems including depression, anxiety and weight gain.
Consistent fatigue can really disturb our moods, energy levels and overall happiness so with this in mind, it’s about time we did something about it and stop it preventing us from performing the best we possibly can at work and at home. Here are 5 super easy and adaptable ways to introduce to your lifestyle aside from a good nights sleep, to help restore and re-energise your life and to combat fatigue for good!….
• EAT A BALANCED BREAKFAST… this is absolutely key in kick-starting your day on the right note and to get your system booted up, energised and ready for whatever the day has in store. Not just any breakfast though, its important you’re fuelling your body with balanced and nutritious food, something like wholegrain porridge topped with blueberries will provide slow release energy and keep you going for longer.
• STAY HYDRATED… It might sound too simple to make a difference to a serious bout of Fatigue, but never underestimate the power of hydration one cold glass of filtered water can be enough to wake you up! Dehydration could be the reason you feel tired in the first place so just remember to consistently drink water throughout the day to stay efficiently hydrated. If water bores you, add fresh slices of lime, lemon and strawberries to give your water some flavour!
• THE POWER OF PROTEIN… Including protein in every meal you eat will sustain energy released from food and keep you fuller for longer whilst also combating sugar crash cravings too, which can make you feel weak and tired.
• EMBRACE THOSE ENDORPHINS… Exercising regularly will release lots of mood enhancing endorphins, and will make you feel more awake and revitalised! Exercising in the morning is a great way to start the day followed by your balanced breakfast.
• MAX UP ON MAGNESIUM… Did you know that a deficiency in magnesium can cause headaches, anxiety, insomnia and fatigue so if you’re feeling tired then you should look into adding magnesium to your lifestyle. Magnesium can be taken in the form of tablet supplements, magnesium bath salts and supplemented through your diet too by loading up on dark leafy greens, nuts, seeds and dark cacao chocolate.