Why Am I Tired All The Time?

Feeling tired at times is normal – after a long day at work, stressful times or staying up to late.  But if you feel as though you are always tired and exhaustion is interfering with your daily life it is time to make a change.  Here are some reasons you may be tired all the time and what to do to get back on track.
Sedentary Lifestyle
Sitting at a desk all day is not helping your energy levels.  It is important to maintain some activity even if your daily responsibilities require you to be idle.  Add some exercise to your day by carving out time over lunch to go for a walk, scheduling a conference call that you can take from the treadmill or getting up hourly and walking around the office.
Anemia
Red blood cells contain hemoglobin, which helps carry oxygen from the lungs to the tissues.  When the number of red blood cells drops too low you may develop anemia.  It’s a common blood disorder that affects nearly three million Americans.  Some of the most common causes are poor diet, certain infections, chronic diseases and intestinal disorders.  Anemia can easily be detected with a simple blood test.
Neglected Sleep
In today’s busy world, with its endless demands and distractions, sleep is often the first thing we sacrifice.  Adults need at least seven to eight hours of sleep each night.  Try to get on a consistent sleep schedule – even on days off.  Turn off electronics in the evening and don’t exercise too late in the day.  Steer clear of caffeine before bedtime and avoid daytime naps.
Low Blood Sugar
You may be experiencing hypoglycemia, a condition in which your blood glucose level is extremely low.  Our bodies need glucose for energy.  If you suspect you have hypoglycemia, have your doctor run lab tests to determine the cause.

Some other causes of fatigue are hypothyroidism, depression, sleep apnea and others.
Try to promote a healthy lifestyle by eating a well-balanced nutritional diet, exercising and working on your sleep patterns.

 

If you need help increasing your energy a workout plan from Jenny DeRosa will help.  Contact me today!

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