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5 Reasons You're Tired All The Time + How To Get More Energy

5 Reasons You're Tired All The Time + How To Get More Energy

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Your sleep cycles aren't optimized

Your sleep cycles are approximately 75 to 90 minutes each. Factors like stress levels and unstable blood sugar levels can throw off your sleep cycles regardless of how much time you spend in bed.

  • Get more sunlight exposure in the morning to help decrease cortisol levels later in...

You’re not moving enough

Don't mistake the occasional workout for living an active lifestyle. 

Standing up and doing 50 jumping jacks or bodyweight squats will instantly make you feel more energized.

Set a timer on your phone to do two minutes of bodyweight exercises every 90 minutes.

You're deficient in crucial nutrients

Magnesium is responsible for over 300 enzymatic processes that help keep you energized and healthy. Without magnesium, your body can't effectively do these processes and you will feel drained.

Make sure to eat four to five servings of magnesium-rich foods like spinach, chard, pumpkin...

Drink more fluids

Cell dehydration can literally damage your DNA. Your cells, tissues, and organs are all operating in a water medium. The murkier that water starts to get, the more you start feeling symptoms of fatigue.

Drink half of your body weight in ounces of water each day. A 150...

Stress is getting the best of you

With chronically elevated stress, your elevated cortisol levels lead to a surge of glucose in order to facilitate the perceived “fight-or-flight” situation you’re living in. Spiking glucose inherently leads to crashes.

Simple breathing exercises can switch off your sympathetic (fi...

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