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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.

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Get More Sleep

Lack of sleep can result in you feeling lethargic, grumpy and tired. If you often feel this way, you may want to consider whether you’re getting enough sleep.

Try and aim for around 7 hour...

Reduce Stress

Feelings of stress can mean that you struggle to concentrate, experience racing thoughts, difficulty switching off and tiredness.

Strategies to improve your energy levels include taking some time for yourself to relax, reading or going for a walk.

Move More

One study found that sedentary people with persistent, unexplained fatigue decreased their tiredness by around 65% just by regularly participating in low-intensity cycling.

Get up and move your body like brisk walking or cycling to boost your energy levels.

Change Your Diet

Eating lots of protein is essential for staving off fatigue, especially early in the day when your cortisol levels are high.

  • Breakfast: eat eggs, a slice of ham or add protein pow...
Clean Out Your Gut

If you're frequently tired or feel bloated, you may want to get your gut in shape:

  • Avoid aspirin. 
  • Cut out alcohol for a month. 
  • Avoid aspartame. This artificial sweetener is a pro-inflammatory. It acts like "a film inside your colon."
  • Drink about eight glasses of water daily.
Get Better Sleep

To get better sleep, improve your bedroom hygiene.

  • Get the television out of the bedroom. 
  • Go to bed and get up at the same time every day.
  • Keep the bedroom cool to help you fall asleep.
  • If you have trouble falling asleep, get up and leave the room until you feel tired.
  • Never exercise after 4 pm.
Yoga And Sleep

Yoga research shows that after two months of regular 30 minutes practice it significantly reduces known causes of poor sleep stress, like anxiety and arousal. Research also shows that the mo...

Research On Yoga
  • Regular yoga practice seems to correlate with increased wellbeing, including better sleep, better body awareness, weight loss, and greater happiness.
  • It improves mindfulness and boosts compassion, gratitude, and "flow" states, all of which increase happiness.
  • Early evidence suggests that yoga may even slow aging on the cellular level, perhaps through its stress-busting effects.