Reasons why you tire easily


Why do I get tired so easily?
Actually, feeling tired a lot is pretty much a national epidemic. There are many reasons people tire easily, and they can be physical, mental and emotional. Researchers say that 10% of all visits to a doctor’s office are because of constant fatigue. If you’re one of those people, read on to see if these reasons fit you and what you can do about it.

Is it getting worse? For any issue there can be lots of reasons. But the first that is important to check is whether the issue that stands behind your fatigue, is not progressing further. If you're using Health Snapshot at least once in 3 days it is enough to ensure that your health state is stable and not getting worse. Otherwise, if Health Snapshot is alerting you to visit a doctor, please do so. The folowing tips will help you manage your health balance and recover from a deep fatigue.

Sleep deprived Not getting enough sleep is probably the number one cause of fatigue. Moreover, the problem of not getting enough sleep can be caused by several things so you need to look at your lifestyle critically to find the reasons. Are you a couch potato? Getting some exercise everyday is important and will help you sleep better – exercise is energizing so get up and take a walk or do some yard work or try an exercise video a few times a week. Many people reported that using Stress Sweeper every day for 15 minutes before going to bed helped them to significantly improve night sleep within first 5 days of use. Being overweight has negative effects on your sleep, as does a poor diet and too much stress in your life. Depression and anxiety can make you tire easily or feel constantly tired, and they can also prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep. Examine all of these things in your life and work on correcting the ones that affect you. You may find yourself snoozing more peacefully and feeling less tired when you wake up.

Anemia One of the physical reasons for tiredness could be anemia. There can be several causes for anemia, such as a deficiency of iron, folic acid, or vitamin B12. To find out, your doctor will order a blood work, and if confirmed, the doctor will usually suggest iron supplements, folic acid supplements or B12 shots, whatever the case may be. Taking a quality multivitamin/mineral supplement every day is one thing you can do as a preventative measure, plus a healthy diet that includes some meat and lots of fresh vegetables and fruits. Spinach, broccoli and red meat are iron-rich foods.

Dreary weather If dreary weather affects your mood and leaves you feeling tired and listless, you’re not alone. Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, affects lots of people. For some the effect is severe, and for others, it is minor. The main reason for it, scientists believe, is lack of light (sunlight) when it’s rainy and cloudy, and there is so much less sunlight in the winter. This condition triggers bouts of fatigue and depression. Experts advise using a bright light generated by a special light box (much brighter than a normal lamp) every morning after you wake up, or another device called a dawn simulator which can be set to come on right before you wake up so that you wake up to light that gets progressively brighter like the sun coming up. Also, try to spend at least 30 minutes a day outside, even if the sun isn’t shining, and add a little exercise to your day – it will help. If you feel yourself becoming fatigued during the day, a specific reflexology movement may help. Massage your pinky finger with your thumb and index finger on the other hand, back and forth on the top and bottom and then on the sides of the finger. Do this for two minutes and then switch to the other pinky finger. While you’re doing this massage, breathe deeply and evenly, and think about something pleasant or positive. This technique has been shown to combat fatigue, tiredness and exhaustion.

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Deficient diets Did you know that we get our energy from complex carbohydrates, fat and protein in our diet, and that we need a certain balance of the three to be healthy and energetic? It’s true. Certain kinds of energy come from each of the three and we need it all. When we don’t get this good balance, we can easily become fatigued. So if you constantly go on low-calorie, low-carb, low-fat diets, you’re robbing your body of the things it needs to generate energy. No wonder you get tired easily! Approximately 50% of your calories should come from complex carbohydrates, about 30% from good fats, and approximately 20% from lean protein sources. So, what exactly does this mean? 50% complex carbs: half of each meal should contain a variety of vegetables, or bread, or whole-grain rice, oatmeal, whole grains or peas. 30% good fats: two-thirds of the other half of your meal should contain good, healthy fats like cold-water baked fish, or nuts, or olive oil or peanut oil. 20% lean protein: the final one-third of the meal should include meat, or eggs, or avocado, or nuts or beans. And bear in mind that you should eat all of these foods in the right portion size. Try eating a healthy, balanced diet for a week or two and take note of the difference in your energy levels.

The sugar addiction While sugar is considered a carbohydrate, refined white sugar is a simple carbohydrate and has no food value. The kind of sugar our bodies need for energy is found in fruits, vegetables and some grains. They contain natural sugar that the body breaks down and converts to glucose, or blood sugar. When sugar is refined and processed, it loses any and all of its healthy components. If that isn’t bad enough, refined white sugar actually causes damage to the body. This kind of sugar practically goes straight into the bloodstream, flooding it with more glucose than it can use, which is why you get that false burst of energy, but soon after there’s a let down (fatigue) and your body craves more. And what do you think happens to the excessive glucose in your body from sugar? It is turned into fat that gets stored. A better alternative is to get your sugar from fresh fruits and vegetables. These natural sugars are absorbed more slowly, are loaded with nutrients and fiber and give you ‘real’ energy.

Excessive workouts Excessive exercise is as bad as no exercise. A recent study has shown that almost 25% of individuals who follow an exercise regimen at the gym exercise at excessive levels that can be harmful to their health. On the other hand, researchers at the University of Georgia report than a new study found that healthy adults who complain of being tired all the time got an energy boost from doing low-intensity workouts three times a week. Keeping up this routine will help increase levels of energy (a gentle workout), and will not over-tax you.

Excessive weight Being overweight or obese means you have more body-fat than is healthy. This can cause you to feel tired all the time and/or tire easily when you try to do normal daily activities. In addition, your body has to work harder at everything you do, and this also puts a strain on your heart. Another potential problem with being overweight or obese is it can cause sleep apnea, which can ultimately be fatal. There are many websites you can check to find out what your BMI is to see where you are. By simply making small changes to your diet (smaller portions, more fruit and vegetables and less fast food and processed foods), getting some exercise (you don’t have to join a gym – just take a walk everyday), and drinking more water (dehydration causes fatigue), you can lose weight gradually and safely. Note: taking in excessive caffeine contributes to your fatigue, so cut back on caffeine as well. Once you do this, you’ll notice a rise in your energy level.

Work overload Most people nowadays try to do too many things 24/7 and the result is constant fatigue. Multi-tasking has become the norm for our society. It’s true that we do seem to have more to do than our ancestors, but a lot of this ‘work/play’ is something we chose and added to our already full schedules – it’s not necessarily necessary. If you tire easily, or are tired all the time, take an honest look at your activities on a daily/weekly/monthly basis and decide what’s necessary, what’s important, what you can give up, and what you can delegate. Carve out plenty of time for true relaxation (rest!), simplify your schedule and multi-task in an efficient way. Your reward will be less stress and less fatigue.

Colors have an effect I’m sure you’ve heard that different colors have an emotional effect on people, but did you know that colors can make you feel tired or energetic? In several studies, it was shown that dark colors can make you feel more tired, and light colors can make you feel more relaxed and energetic. Try wearing light-colored clothing instead of dark-colored and see if you notice a difference. You might be surprised.

Tiring easily or being tired all the time is something you can do something about. It’s as simple as taking a look at the points in this article and checking them against your lifestyle. And remember that tiredness is often due to a combination of things that are physical as well as emotional. If you make some changes in your lifestyle and give it a few weeks without noticing any difference, it would be a good idea to check with your physician to see if something else is going on.

Using a Stress Relieve Program

Stress Sweeper

If you haven’t been feeling well lately or you know that you’ve been more stressed out than you think, you might want to look into the Stress Sweeper program. By simply attaching a device to your ear and hooking it up to your computer, you can begin to train your body to feel better. The program will show your body responses over time and teaches you to make the necessary changes. By watching and being aware of your stress, you can begin to take steps to slow down and to relax. Sometimes just realizing you are more stressed than is healthy – as the Stress Monitor will show you – is enough to help you learn to breathe in the midst of crazy circumstances.


Home Health Assessments

Health Snapshot

But as many of us are still a little out of touch with the way our bodies feel, it can be helpful to use something like Health Reviser’s Health Snapshot on a daily basis. This health program will allow you to see just how healthy you are now and then you can track this progress from day to day. In just a few minutes, the program will measure the health in your body, allowing you to see whether you need to make more changes to your diet and exercise plan or if you are on the road to good health. Convenient to use and helpful for long term health assessment and monitoring, Health Snapshot allows you to see whether you need to make changes to your life – and then you can see how these changes improve your health.

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