5 Ways to Avoid Chronic Fatigue

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At one point or another, we’ve all experienced chronic fatigue. Whether in the latter part of your work day, after you’ve consumed a meal, or after an intense (or maybe not so intense) workout, your body may feel the brunt of excessive tiredness. To help your body avoid feeling like slush, here are 5 ways to avoid the feeling of chronic fatigue.

Get more rest

One of the more obvious, yet overlooked ways to avoid chronic fatigue is to allow yourself to get more rest. Not only does this include getting more hours of sleep each night but also allowing your body to get the proper rest after things such as a workout. By pushing your body to the limits when it’s not properly rested (also known as overexertion), you could risk doing more harm than good for yourself. As for the sleep, be sure that you are getting the proper amount of sleep each night, which is typically 7-9 hours of sleep for adults.

Cure sickness quickly

One of the worst things that can happen to make your body feel tired and fatigued is becoming ill from the common cold. While sick, the body can leave you feeling very weak. If the sickness is not addressed efficiently and effectively, then this could lead to days and perhaps even weeks of you feeling as if you ran a marathon throughout your local city. Try eliminating becoming fatigued this way by getting the proper rest and fluids when sick (if you didn’t know already, some good old-fashioned chicken soup and ginger can assist with remedying the common cold).

Eat foods that give you energy

Avoiding chronic fatigue can also be done by incorporating foods that will give you a boost in the energy department. Some of these foods include the following:

Almonds

Almonds have an abundance of magnesium, which is useful when it comes to converting food into energy. The presence of Vitamin B also makes almonds a great option for an energy boost.

Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is known for having “healthy fats” which can provide an increase in an individual’s energy levels. However, the key is to avoid peanut butter brands that have sugars added to them…stick with the all-natural if at all possible and to a smaller serving.

Bananas

Packed with nutrients such as fiber and potassium, bananas should be a go-to food for all that are looking for an energy boost. Whether before or after a workout, bananas are sure to provide you with a much needed kick start to your day.

Pistachios

What better snack to grab and go than a handful of pistachios. The protein-rich pistachios are a great snack and food to consume when you are wishing to stay active with energy for an extended period of time. And the best thing about them is that they are small and can go with you almost anywhere.

Manage your stress levels

Stress can lead to many negative outcomes, one of which is causing chronic fatigue. The worries that are brought on from stress can cause fatigue in multiple ways, such as causing a loss of sleep. Stress fatigue or exhaustion not only takes presence in a physical form but in a mental state as well. Mental stress or exhaustion may also lend itself to turning over into physical fatigue on the body. To keep this from happening, it’s important that you find an outlet for your stressors.

Stay away from caffeine before bedtime

Caffeine is a known stimulant, meaning that it has properties that can keep you alert and active, which is what you do NOT want at certain time. In particular, you aren’t trying to stay awake when it’s time to get some rest. Caffeine, along with alcohol, can be a nuisance when trying to get some rest. If you do happen to consume caffeine at or right before bedtime, your body may experience chronic fatigue and cause you to not sleep so well or even at all. The worst part about it is that this fatigue may also extend into the morning and the first part of the following day.

Fatigue is more than a myth, it's a real thing. But with a little work and a little attention to these tips, chronic fatigue can be defeated.

Sources

https://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/guide/sleep-requirements

https://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/cold-guide/chicken-soup-and-recipes-for-cold#1

https://www.everydayhealth.com/fitness-pictures/energy-boosting-foods.aspx#09

https://www.healthcentral.com/article/stress-and-fatigue

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LeRon Haire
Similar to your favorite superhero, I am an educational administrator by day, and I transform into a vigilant writer by night. These writings are many but are focused primarily on how individuals can better themselves in multiple ways, including but not limited health-wise, emotionally, and financially. My core belief is that a little bit of positivity goes a long way and it's something that we can all use.
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