- Exercise routine
- Lifestyle (sleep, etc)
Ever noticed that you sometimes feel groggy in the afternoon after a stocky lunch? Take a look at what you’re eating. Are you consuming a lot of carbs? Perhaps you guzzle fizzy drinks like it’s nobody’s business, inducing a blood sugar spike? All of these things can make you feel a little tired as you digest them, perhaps go for foods like Beans (soy, baked, black, green), watermelon, nuts, oatmeal and red peppers to combat your afternoon slump.
Your exercise routine can have an effect on your fatigue levels; too much = fatigued, too little = fatigued… But how? Surely doing nothing would make you rest-up? Well, not necessarily. If you exercise too vigorously you risk injury, working within the confines of an injury requires more energy to put yourself through your paces, which makes you too tired. Not exercising enough will make your daily routine rather loose and lackluster, so you stay up late and get fatigued that way. Because believe it or not, exercise does make you sleep a lot easier, you’d be out for the count if you did a few more miles on the treadmill, surely.
Lastly in order to pinpoint the issue behind your fatigue, you should look into your basic lifestyle choices. Do you smoke? Drink? Take drugs? – Partaking in any of these will affect your respiratory health as well as your energy and serotonin levels. Do you drink too much caffeine? – This can burn out your thyroid and cause fatigue through Hypothyroidism. So, there we have it there are actually a number of interlocking layers and factors that cause fatigue, rather than just one root cause.
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