5 Reasons You're Always Tired
by Vincent Wright on 04/12/15
Not getting enough sleep isn't the only thing sapping your energy away. The small things that you do and don't do can exhaust you both mentally and physically. Having less energy can make your day a chore, here are some bad habits that can make you feel tired, plus tips to help you get that energy back!
* You skip exercise when you're tired studies say adults who workout lightly three days a week for 20 minutes reported less fatigue and more energized throughout the day. Regular exercise boost strength and endurance and helps cardiovascular system run more efficiently.
* You don't drink enough water being slightly dehydrated takes a toll on energy levels. Consuming less water makes the heart pump less efficiently, reducing the speed at which oxygen and nutrients reach your muscles and organs. Drink more water!!!
*You're not consuming enough iron, deficiency of iron can leave you feeling sluggish, irritable, weak, and unable to focus. Boost your iron intake to reduce your risk of anemia. Load up on lean beef, kidney beans, tufo, eggs, dark green vegetables, nuts and peanut butter.
*You skip breakfast the food you eat fuels your body, and when you sleep, your body continues using what you consumed at dinner. So, when you wake up in the morning, you need to refuel with breakfast. Eating breakfast speeds your metabolism when you make the right choices, include whole grains, lean protein and a healthy fat to start your day.
* You have a glass of wine (or two) before bed a night cap sounds like a good way to unwind before bed. Well that can backfire because this can sabotage sleep, Alcohol creates a rebound effect as it's metabolized, which creates an abrupt surge in the adrenaline system. This is why you are more likely to wake up in the middle of the night and can't go back to sleep. I recommend stopping all alcohol three hours before bedtime.
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