Tired of being tired

Jennifer Bonn

Do you wake up in the morning and feel like you want to sleep for at least three more hours? Do you rely on caffeine to make it through the day, and never feel rested? If you answered yes, you are not alone. Medical News Today says that “Tired all the time.” Is a common complaint. There are many different reasons for fatigue, but Medical News Today says that it is often something that can be solved with some lifestyle changes.

The first step to resolving your fatigue is to visit your doctor. Ask for a blood test to see if you have a vitamin deficiency. Dana Raphael is a clinical nutritionist. She discusses the importance of B12. “B12 helps converts food to the energy your body needs. Eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, meat, and fish will help you avoid a B12 vitamin deficiency.”

Allergies can also cause fatigue because your body sends out chemicals to deal with the allergies. Discuss your allergies with your doctor.

Food is our fuel so it makes sense that it would influence our energy. Web MD lists the following as foods that promote energy.

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A whole-grain bagel with cheese

Cereal with fruit and yogurt

Whole grain toast with peanut butter and fruit

A hard-boiled egg sliced in a pita

Scrambled eggs with toast and fruit

Oatmeal with raisins

There are also foods that cause fatigue. A few of those are the following.

Sugary food

White food

Baked goods

Processed food

Healthline gives the following suggestions to beat fatigue.

Eat a balanced diet

Drink at least 6-8 glasses of water a day

Sleep well

Address allergies

Eat iron-rich foods

Eat smaller meals more often to keep your blood sugar stable.

Quit smoking

Learn to relax

Sit less and exercise more

Drink less caffeine

Drink less alcohol

Do a mental health check

Find what works for you and your lifestyle. Talk to your doctor and devise a plan to get your energy back.

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I am passionate about running, parenting, education, and self-help information. I enjoy writing articles that will offer readers the information needed to help them in some way. I recently retired from teaching French and Spanish for forty years. I run every day and have done all kinds of races from 5ks to ultra-marathons. I have three children and three grandchildren. I write for several magazines in my area, I am a contributor and in charge of the Pinterest board for a parenting magazine called Screamin Mamas, and I have a second book about to be released through Loving, Healing Press called 101 Tips to Ease Your Burdens.

Kennesaw, GA

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