Fighting Off Fatigue

Fighting Off Fatigue

Fatigue is a common symptom of many illnesses and diseases, including heart disease, arthritis, diabetes and thyroid disease. It is also a common side effect of transitioning to a no-sugar no-starch diet. Nutritional plans can improve the symptoms of fatigue-causing illnesses but your body will need time to adjust to your new nutritional regimen. However, there are several things you can do now to fight fatigue.

Regular Exercise

A necessary part of any healthy living regimen, exercise is especially important for those who are plagued by fatigue. Although exercise may feel like the last thing you want to do when you are tired, many studies have shown that physical activity has a positive impact on energy levels.

While any regular physical activity can improve your energy level, yoga in particular has been shown to improve mindfulness, vitality, and wakefulness. No matter your age or fitness level, you can find yoga instructors that will accommodate your need. Practicing just once per week is enough to reap the benefits.

Increase Your Water Intake

Dehydration will have a negative impact on your energy levels. When you are dehydrated, the fluid loss causes a drop in blood volume. As a result, the heart has to work harder to circulate nutrients and oxygen through the body. By increasing your water intake, you can prevent dehydration and decrease fatigue.

Eat At Regular Intervals

If a dip in your blood sugar is to blame for daytime fatigue, eating at regular intervals may reduce or prevent fatigue.

Go To Bed Earlier

Good sleeping habits are a necessary part of any healthy living program. Make sure that you are going to bed at a reasonable hour, allowing your body all the rest it needs to stay energized throughout the day. By addressing the factors contributing to fatigue, you can enjoy an optimal quality of life.