Journal of a Realistic Lifestyle

Friday, 9 September 2016

Why you always get tired and exhausted

Many people get tired and exhausted most times and just dont know why. I was in that same place till i discovered certain reasons and solutions. It may be that you get tired by walking over a few distance or by carrying slightly heavy object. After a few research and online education, I found these reasons and possible solution. I do hope they are helpful.

You may not know it but you are dehydrated!

Losing as little as 2% of your body’s normal water content can take its toll on your energy levels.
And it’s surprisingly easy to become dehydrated, especially as we tend to lose our thirst reflex as we get older.
Working in an air-conditioned office, going for a long walk or simply forgetting to drink regularly can quickly lead to depleted fluid levels.
This causes blood pressure to drop and means not enough blood gets to the brain or muscles. This can cause headaches, fatigue and loss of concentration.

You are taking too much sugar 

Nutritionist Linda Foster says: “What many people don’t realise is that they can actually be made more tired by the very foods supposed to give them energy.
“Sugary energy drinks and snack foods such as biscuits, chocolate and crisps cause sharp spikes then dips in blood sugar that can leave you flagging, irritable and desperate for a mid-afternoon nap.” 

Yes! The Truth is....You stay online for too long (I'm guilty)

Dr Lipman, autor of Revive: End Exhaustion and Feel Great Again, believes people who over-use technology risk running out of steam. “In today’s world, many of us literally can’t switch off,” he says.
“We’re glued to our computers during the day, our phones on the way to and from work, and our laptops in the evening.
"Then there’s TV. All of these are stimulants and they can disturb your quality of sleep.”
Dr Lipman advises all his clients to switch off their laptops, TVs and mobile phones an hour — preferably two — before bed.
“Exposure to electromagnetic fields too close to bedtime stops the sleep hormone melatonin from being secreted as you fall asleep, which means you never reach the deep, restorative type of sleep we all need,” he says.
“This type of sleep leaves you feeling fully refreshed after seven or eight hours, plus it keeps your immune system strong.”
Dr Lipman suggests his patients wear an eye mask in bed: “Total darkness helps you fall into a deep restorative sleep.”
"Or invest in blackout blinds for their bedroom. Try a Moulded Blackout Eye Mask from M&S (£5).

Coffee is really not your friend! Accept it. 

Although we think of caffeine as a pick-me-up, it actually makes us feel more tired once the initial surge wears off.
Dr Chidi Ngwaba, director of The Lifestyle Medicine Clinic, explains: “This is because our brain chemistry doesn’t like
being interfered with by stimulants, so it releases chemicals to dampen down the alert response.”
Coffee is also a serious sleep disrupter, with one study in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine revealing that drinking it even six hours prior to bedtime meant poorer quality kip.

Rest when you are tired, don't store up stress.

Naturopath Martin Budd, author of Why Am I So Exhausted?, says: “While a little stress helps to keep us on our toes, long-term stress – for example from work or relationship problems – can exhaust the body, as well as being emotionally draining.”

So my dear....Try to always rest, avoid sugar, eat well and stay fit. Your health is truly wealth

Most info were extracted from this amazing work.

Do have a lovely day ahead!

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