“Come on Get Up, don’t be lazy”. My friend thinks I am too lazy , but I am not lazy – Just a bit tired after the daily monotonous work of a corporate life. All of us have that one friend who is full of energy and never gets tired whatever he does throughout the day. So what’s their secret? Well, here it is.
In today’s modern fast paced life, many cases of unexplained tiredness are due to stress, not enough sleep, poor diet and other lifestyle factors. To alleviate this fatigue, exercise can be a really powerful tool. Exercise can relieve tension, boost your circulation, increase your metabolism and cause your body to release “happy chemicals” called endorphins, according to “Parents” magazine. Even a single 15-minute walk can give you an energy boost, and the benefits increase with more frequent physical activity.
Are you tired?? Lets see the top 5 ways to cure Tiredness :
Dehydration zaps the energy and impairs physical performance. So, drinking at least one to two litres of water a day is a must to avoid fatigue. Sometimes you feel tired simply because you’re mildly dehydrated. A glass of water will do the trick, especially after exercise.
It is said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It actually boosts your metabolism and gives the body energy to burn. The brain relies on glucose for fuel, so choose carbohydrate-rich breakfast foods such as cereals or wholegrain bread. To super-charge your diet and energy reserves, you can’t beat “green drinks.” Why? Because they deliver nourishing, high-octane, drinkable doses of phytonutrients, antioxidants and digestive enzymes to every system in the body, quickly, easily and efficiently.
Lack of sleep is one of the leading causes of daytime fatigue. Getting enough sleep is essential. Adults need about eight hours sleep per night. When people enrolled in a 2004 Stanford University study were allowed to sleep as long as they wanted, they reported more vigour and less fatigue. If you do fall short on shut-eye, take a brief afternoon nap. Napping restores wakefulness and promotes performance and learning. A 10-minute nap is usually enough to boost energy. The Royal College of Psychiatrists advises having a hot bath before bed for at least 20 minutes.
If your body is carrying excess weight, it can be exhausting. It also puts extra strain on your heart, which can make you tired. Losing extra weight can provide a powerful energy boost, says Stewart, of Johns Hopkins University.
Most nutrition experts recommend cutting back on portion sizes, eating balanced meals. A good way to keep up your energy through the day is to eat regular meals and healthy snacks every three to four hours, rather than a large meal less often. The fresher your food is, the more nutrients it will contain, like, eating in-season fruits and vegetables. Nuts are some of the best foods to beat fatigue and fight hunger.
There’s some evidence that talking therapies such as counselling or cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) might also help to fight fatigue.
Try to avoid the Alcohol. Although a few glasses of wine in the evening helps you fall asleep, you sleep less deeply after drinking alcohol. The next day you’ll be tired, even if you sleep a full eight hours.
Get rid of Smoking. There are many reasons why smokers typically have lower energy levels than non-smokers – for example, for the body to make energy it needs to combine glucose with oxygen, but the carbon monoxide in cigarette smoke reduces the amount of oxygen available in the blood.
Studies suggest that between 50 and 80% of fatigue cases are mainly due to psychological factors. In today’s corporate world, there’s so much competition that knowingly or, unknowingly the stress that occurs from it affects us in a very bad way. Workplace issues like demanding jobs, conflicts at work and burnout are common causes of fatigue. So, it is absolutely essential to take steps to address your work problems.