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

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.

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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 the evening.
  • Eat a well-balanced diet to keep your blood sugar stable at night.

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 seeds and almonds every day or consider adding in a magnesium supplement.

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-pound person would make sure to get in 75 ounces, for example. 

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 (fight-or-flight) nervous system within a few seconds.

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Prevent Tiredness

General tiredness affects the majority of people.

Here are a few basic ideas to have all-day energy:

  1. Respect your body's sleep cycle
  2. Move around
  3. Moderate coffee int...
Respecting your body's sleep cycle

It is imperative to sleep 7 to 9 hours for most adults.

An alarm clock or phone alarm can interfere with the body's sleep cycle to wake us up before a cycle is completed. It is healthier to sleep while not being simulated and wake up naturally.

Don't be a Couch Potato

Apart from rest, it is crucial to have a daily exercise routine and get some sun exposure regularly.

Human beings are designed to move and be in the sun, trekking and toiling for hours. If you are feeling tired, walking outside in nature and getting some sun will help.

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Worry

Worry is the cognitive part of anxiety, with it's repetitive and obsessive thought patterns in our mind. Worry is sometimes essential for us to solve problems or take action, provided we are not st...

Stress

Stress is a biological response(or a reaction) to external changes and forces beyond one's resources. Signs of stress include a rapid heart rate, shallow breath, and an adrenaline rush.


Acute stress or temporary stress is normal and even beneficial. Chronic stress is linked to health concerns like heart disease and a weakened immune system.


Ways to Handle Stress:

  • Exercise daily.
  • Focus your energy on what you can control.
  • Know that your stress response is unique to you.
Anxiety

Anxiety is the culmination of worry and stress. It is a state of body and mind which is stressed and worried for no apparent reason, like a response to a false alarm.

An anxiety disorder is an acute form of anxiety and a serious medical condition.


How to Handle Anxiety:

  • Curb your sugar, alcohol and caffeine consumption.
  • Calm yourself by deep breathing and refocusing on your body parts.
  • Distract yourself by listening to music or a little exercise.
Stress, worry and anxiety can be helped by regular exercise, a nutritious diet and an ample amount of sleep.
    Control stress

    Stress-induced emotions consume huge amounts of energy.

    Talk with a friend or relative, join a support group, or see a psychotherapist to help diffuse stress.

    Lighten your load

    Overwork is one of the main reasons for fatigue. It can include professional, family and social obligations.

    Try to streamline your list of "must-do" activities. Set your priorities and pare down the less important tasks. Consider asking for extra help.

    Exercise

    Exercise gives your cells more energy to burn and circulates oxygen. Exercising causes your body to release stress hormones that in modest amounts can make you feel energized.

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