It’s a given we’re hard working beings. Whether we’re working on ourselves or for ourselves, we tire our mind and body and exhaust our resources faster than any other species. There are various ways to replenish and jump right back into being active again. Most times our emotions and stress get the better of us and lead us to exhaustiveness.
There are basic things that you should do to manage stress and fatigue like eating right, sleeping well and exercising but there are more things you can focus on to rid the fatigue and always stay active and energetic.
If you have a typical desk job, maybe these steps can help you beat daily fatigue and lethargy.
Drink plenty of water
Hydrate yourself constantly. Dehydration saps out a lot of energy and affects performance. Dehydration can cause a lot of fatigue so it’s important to tank upon at least four lots (or more) of water on a daily basis.
To check if you’re drinking adequate water, check your urine daily. If your urine isn’t a darker shade of yellow, then your water intake is fine, if it’s a darker shade of yellow, more water for your friend.
Incorporate a protein-based diet
Eating right is of prime importance. It boosts energy levels and balances the carb intake. Let’s face it; carbs are not our friend really.
So the more carbs you take in, especially in the morning, the more glucose your body produces and that can lead to high blood sugar levels in the body. It can also make you very lethargic.
To balance the effect out with a good solid protein based breakfast and try and inculcate at least 80% of proteins in your diet daily.
Stretching can help reduce heaps of stress and fatigue. Stretch once in the morning when you wake. Not only does it helps to eliminate tension but improves the blood flow. More blood flow means more energy to last you through the day.
It’s wise to stretch about in the middle of your work day too. If you have a desk job, don’t sit chained to your desk for prolonged hours. Take breaks every 30-45 minutes and mildly stretch your back and shoulder muscles.
Keep the blood flowing!
Take screen breaks
Sitting in front of the screen for hours together can mentally tire you more than physically. So take a break from your laptop screens every hour. Maybe do some eye exercises that maintain the eye muscle strength.
Most of us have a habit of going through our phones before we hit the sack. Give yourself a screen-less hour before getting some sleep.
Have a green diet
Include more greens in your diet. We’re talking green leafy veggies of course. The way you eat can make a lot of difference in how energized you feel throughout the day.
Eat plenty of spinach, broccoli, green peas, and anything and everything green you can get your hands on. Not only does it help boost your immunity but it also improves digestion. Definitely a great energy booster.
Movement is important
Any form of movement and exercise is important. Try yoga, which not only clears the mind but replenishes a lot of energy too. It’s a good way to tone the body and alert the mind. So get a mat and strike a pose and you’ll always be ready to face a long day.
Exercise, in general, is something one must do for the body, in order for the body to do something in return, for us. Each part needs special care and attention and only a good amount of movement can make that happen.
Good sleep can kick away fatigue blues
One of the leading causes of daytime fatigue is lack of sleep and many young people suffer from sleeplessness and insomnia. It could be due to any reason but if it persists, you should definitely see a doctor.
You can also try some home remedies, like sipping on chamomile tea, watching something soothing or masturbating, to fall asleep.
A good eight to nine-hour sleep can help enhance concentration, give you a good amount of energy and generally do really well for your body and mind.
If you incorporate these methods daily and do everything that is in favor of your body, you won’t just feel good and energized, you’ll definitely live a longer life.
If you experience fatigue and tiredness in copious amounts every day then you should also go see a doctor and get a health check-up done, to rule out any health issue.