Nowadays many of us live a life in a way that is not really
natural for either our bodies, or in many cases, our mental state. Of course, we
are tough and many will adapt sooner or later.
However, there are negative side effects that many of us have
to deal with and severe fatigue is definitely one of those side effects.
The pace of an average person's life has increased
significantly over the past two decades. And even at primary school, we all
have countless pressures and often too much to deal with.
Severe fatigue can be a side effect of countless diseases and mental
illnesses, and as such it is extremely important to visit your personal doctor
as soon as possible if you are facing constantly weary.
What is Severe Fatigue?
The severity of fatigue is rather hard to determine as we all
deal with fatigue in different ways. What might be an extreme case for one
person may be just tiredness for someone else and if you are simply tired, or
even exhausted, by the end of a tough and long day, you are not facing severe
fatigue. The term severe fatigue is used when one is constantly tired.
When one must deal with very low energy levels all day every day for then you've probably got severe
fatigue on your hands and should definitely schedule an appointment with your
doctor to check your physical and mental health.
How to Fight Severe Fatigue?
Once you have determined that the cause of severe fatigue
doesn't actually lie in health issues, then it is time to take the matter in
your own hands. For a healthy person to be facing severe fatigue, it absolutely
means s/he is doing quite a few things wrong and that s/he should make some
lifestyle changes ASAP.
Understanding that modern-day pace of life can result in many
perfectly healthy individuals facing severe fatigue too often. For those, we
offer the following hints and tips to get your energy levels back to
Get more sleep
Many of us deal with the crazy pace of work and life in
general by creating longer days and cutting down on sleep hours to work longer
or fit in some leisure time. Keep in mind that we all need to get between 7-9
hours of sleep every night. Sleep is basically recovery time and we just can't
function properly without getting enough of it.
Change your dietary habits
Just as sleep is the recovery time, the food we consume is
the fuel. If the fuel is of poor quality, it is just not providing our body
with the nutrients it needs. Our body needs enough minerals, vitamins, healthy
fats, fibre, proteins, and complex carbs. As such proper diet is as equally
important as sleep. Examine the possibility of having a well balanced diet and
try cutting out or reducing the amount of fast and processed food intake.
It might sound strange to deal with severe fatigue by
exercising, but a human body is built to move. You should aim to get at least
30 minutes of some sort of exercise performed daily. Walking is one of the
healthiest choices. Also add some straight exercises, such as push-ups, squats,
When we exercise our bodies produce hormones that will
elevate your energy level and help you cope with severe fatigue.
Everyone needs a relaxation
If we are mentally exhausted, our physical state won't be any
different. As such it is important to treat yourselves with some sort of
relaxation that best suits you on a daily basis.
Meditation and Yoga (which will at the same time cover the
above point) tend to be the most effective ones, but it can be anything you
like that helps you relax and clear your mind; reading, or a hobby you enjoy
are other alternatives to help you switch of from the daily grind.
If you believe you are dealing with severe fatigue, first
schedule an appointment with your doctor. If you are physically and mentally
healthy, you should change your lifestyle by improving all four aspects that
affect your energy levels the most - SLEEP, DIET, EXERCISE, and RELAXATION.
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