Have you wondered why you’re always tired?
Lack of sleep isn’t the only thing undermining your energy. Little things you do (and don’t do) can exhaust you both mentally and physically.
Here, experts reveal common bad habits that can make you feel tired and simple lifestyle that can help handle such bad habits.
YOU SKIP EXERCISE WHEN YOU’RE TIRED
Regular exercise boosts strength and endurance, helps make your cardiovascular system run more efficiently, and delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissues. people who began exercising lightly three days a week for as little as 20 minutes at a time reported feeling less fatigued and more energized after six weeks. So next time you’re tempted to sleep on, at least go for a brisk walk you won’t regret it.
YOU DON’T DRINK ENOUGH WATER
Being even slightly dehydrated takes a peal on energy levels. Dehydration causes a reduction in blood volume, which makes the blood thicker. This causes your heart to pump less efficiently, reducing the speed at which oxygen and nutrients reach your muscles and organs. Drink up, 8 glasses a day
YOU’RE NOT CONSUMING ENOUGH IRON
Boost your iron intake to reduce your risk of anemia: load up on lean beef, kidney beans, eggs (including the yolk), dark green leafy vegetables, nuts, and peanut butter, and pair them with foods high in vitamin C. An iron deficiency can leave you feeling sluggish, irritable, weak, and unable to focus. “It makes you tired because less oxygen travels to the muscles and cells.
YOU SKIP BREAKFAST
Eating breakfast is like starting a fire in your body by kickstarting your metabolism. The food you eat fuels your body, and when you sleep, your body continues using what you consumed at dinner the night before to keep your blood pumping and oxygen flowing. So, when you wake up in the morning, you need to refuel with breakfast. Skip it, and you will feel sluggish.
YOU LIVE ON JUNK FOOD
Foods loaded with sugar, simple carbs and carbohydrates increase blood sugar. Constant blood sugar spikes followed by sharp drops causes’ fatigue. Keep blood sugar steady by having a lean protein along with a whole grain at every meal. Good choices include chicken and brown rice, salmon and sweet potato, or salad with chicken and fruit.