Do you feel tired all the time? Do you feel like your energy has been zapped out of you and you feel drained? Fatigue can be caused by many things and in order for you to be able to bounce back like the Energizer bunny, you need to first find out what’s zapping out your energy. Once you have pinpointed the causes of your fatigue, you will be able to renew your energy!
What’s Draining You?
Here are some of the most common culprits of fatigue.
- Nutritional Deficiency
When your body lacks Vitamin D, B12 and iron you can easily get tired, weak and feel anxious. If you feel like your muscles are weak and you feel pain in the muscles most of the time, this can be because of Vitamin D deficiency. Many women who are already at childbearing stage suffer from low levels of iron and are at a higher risk of developing iron-deficiency anemia.
Visiting your doctor is the best way for you to know if you are suffering from a nutritional deficiency. Your doctor will do a blood test to check if your body is low in any mineral or vitamin. The doctor can then give you a prescription and or dietary advice on how to boost your body’s level of any vitamin or mineral you are deficient in. To avoid suffering from any vitamin or mineral deficiency, it may be a great idea for you to start taking a multivitamin containing all the vitamins and minerals your body requires every day.
Got the blues? If you do, then this may be what’s causing you to feel tired, weak and drained all the time. Studies pointed out that people who are depressed is more likely to suffer from uexplained fatigue compared to those who are not depressed. Depression actually puts you 4 times higher at risk of experiencing fatigue compared to happy and nondepressed people.
- Getting Rid of the Blues
Exercising can actually help lift up your spirits and kick away your blues. Many doctors evven recommend aerobic exercises to their patients suffering from mild to moderate depression. If you know you have the blues, work up a sweat and do aerobic exercises for at least half an hour for 3 to 5 days in a week. Doing so can help brighten your mood as exercising releases endorphins which give you that good feeling. Most people suffering from depression are always sleepy. Since working out allows the body to release a surge of endorphins, the body is rejuvenated therefore minimising sleepiness that is usually brought about by depression.If you feel like you are not feeling any different and your still feeling the blues after exercising, consult your doctor. He or she may ask you to do talk therapy or prescribe medication formulated to boost mood.
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