What to Do About Fatigue

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What to Do About Fatigue

To decrease fatigue and increase energy:

l Reduce stress – Institute lifestyle changes. l Exercise – At least 30 minutes per day of physical activity. l Eat well – A balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein sources. l Avoid alcohol – This central nervous system depressant can disrupt sleep and make you tired for hours after only a few drinks. l Stop smoking – The carbon monoxide in cigarette smoke makes your oxygen intake less efficient. l Get adequate sleep – Make whatever lifestyle changes are necessary to ensure enough sleep. l Drink enough water – Eight eight-ounce glasses of water per day. l Don’t skip meals – In order to run efficiently, your body needs a steady intake of nutrients throughout the day. l Don’t crash diet – Too few calories plus restrictions of certain types of foods spells fatigue. l Don’t overeat – Your blood supply rushes to that site to digest the overabundance of calories, making your feel energy-depleted. l Limit caffeine – to five or fewer caffeinated drinks daily. l Avoid sleeping pills – Because the root cause of insomnia isn’t addressed, they don’t work in the long run. l Limit sedentary time – Once an hour get up and get the blood flowing. l Have fun – Shoe-horn in some enjoyable activities every day.