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By Irena Hulson
Simple help to ease Tiredness/Fatigue
Are your eyelids sagging as the afternoon wears on? When low energy drags you down, don’t look to a candy bar, cup of coffee, or energy drink for a lift. The sugar and caffeine might give you an immediate pick-me-up, but after that quick high wears off, you’ll crash and feel even more drained
What you need is a lasting solution to keep sluggishness at bay.
1. Eat breakfast. People who eat breakfast every morning report less fatigue and stress than people who skip it. High-fibre foods, like hot oatmeal, stay with you longer than a sweet roll or pastry. As the day wears on, it will prevent you from getting hungry. Hunger can lead to low energy.
2. Exercise – Yoga and Pilates with a little meditation can be an excellent fatigue fighter.
3. Singing, yes singing, gives you a kind of emotional high while it reduces levels of stress hormones in your body. So grab a hairbrush, put on your favorite song, and sing away. You can try singing in the car if you’re a little shy.
4. Drink plenty of water – dehydration can leave you feeling drained and fatigued. You don’t necessarily have to follow the “eight glasses a day” rule, but you do want to drink enough water to keep your body well hydrated. You can tell you’re well hydrated when you don’t feel thirsty and your urine is light-colored. Try to get to the fridge or water cooler for a refill every few hours. The walk there will also help you wake up.
5. Eat a handful of almonds and peanuts, which are high in magnesium and and folic acid these nutrients are essential for energy and cell production. A lack of these nutrients in your system can leave you feeling weary.
6 Cinnamon research finds that just a whiff of this scented spice can reduce fatigue and make you feel more alert. No cinnamon handy? Grab a mint from your bag. Peppermint’s sweet aroma is another fatigue fighter.
7. Exercise is a natural energy booster, because whenever you do it, oxygen-rich blood surges through your body to your heart, muscles, and brain. Regularly squeezing a workout into your day — even if you can spare only 10 minutes at a time — will help keep your energy levels at their peak. Move around every chance you get, even if it’s just to pace in circles while you’re on the phone.
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