Feeling exhausted all the time? Having a hard time getting through the day without multiple cups of coffee? Well, then we recommend you to continue reading.
Being tired is so common in today’s society that it has its own acronym; TAAT (tired all the time). There might be several things sapping your energy, stress being the most common one. However, walking around feeling like a zombie is no way to live so let’s take a closer look on what might cause it and how to avoid fatigue in the future.
Water keeps your organs and cells functioning, but still so many of us drink way too little during the day. And how much water we drink actually affects our energy level. Try to drink regularly throughout the day and don’t wait until your thirsty, because then your body is already dehydrated.
Eating too little
Not eating enough, or eating the wrong foods is a very common cause of fatigue. So make sure to start your day off with a healthy and vitamin-loaded breakfast, and avoid sugary food that will make your blood sugar peak and crash, leaving you sluggish. Also keep in mind to eat enough.
Iron is an essential nutrient that helps us perform many functions throughout our body every single day. One of the most important functions is helping to transport oxygen throughout the blood. Lots of people suffer from iron deficiency, especially women, due to heavy periods. A tip is to include plenty of iron-rich foods in your diet, like dark green vegetables and dried fruits.
Yep, there is something as too much coffee. In fact, the thing you think is helping you is sapping your energy. Also, when drinking coffee, we often forget to drink enough water. Try to gradually, cup by cup, reduce your coffee intake and avoid fatigue and headaches.
Not enough fresh air
Research shows that spending time in fresh air, surrounded by nature, increases energy in 90 percent of people. Nature is fuel for the soul, nevertheless we spend more and more time indoors. By simply inhaling fresh air helps clear your lungs and enables you to take deeper, longer breaths of air, which again increases the amount of oxygen that’s transported to your body’s cells. So go get those lungs filled up with crispy fall air and see if that doesn’t help.
There might be many more (or different) reasons to why you feel tired and sluggish, or perhaps you don´t (which in that case is great), but if you do, some basic lifestyle changes can easily boost your energy. Good luck <3
By: Henriette Danielsen