If you feel bone tired you are among the growing population who suffers from this chronic condition. Often fatigue and loss of energy lead to an ever increasing condition that is frustrating at best, and demoralizing at worst.
For some of you its the work that goes undone that puts your job at jeopardy and for others it is your inability to play with your children like you want to. For my husband, he couldn`t even enjoy a day of shopping or a night on the town because it would take him 2 or 3 days to recoup and those days would be misery for him if he had to work. Because of those reasons my husband would often elect to skip the activity.
Now that he has overcome the years of misery from chronic tiredness he feels a great freedom. He can do what he wants instead of always having to manage his time to conserve the necessary energy for work and the most basic aspects of life.
Overcoming fatigue, lack of energy or tiredness is very similar to regaining a healthy lifestyle. They go hand in hand. I could give you some feel good quick fix answer, but to feed your desire to hear such answers would do more to fuel your increasing fatigue rather then to fuel your body with energy. So lets look at real solutions that can give you back your life.
Remember that if you have a significant loss of energy it could be a sign of a more serious condition. Always check with your doctor or health care professional before using these or any natural remedies. We are not doctors and do not diagnose, treat or cure disease.
Study after study shows most people need from 6 - 9 hours of sleep every day. In Japan it is common for many to average 4 or 5 hours of sleep most days. For those in the west and Europe many are also not getting the sleep they need.
Plan to get at least 7 hours of sleep nightly. Do what you have to to get that much. To get yourself on a schedule be sure to always get up at the same time everyday even when there is no reason to get up. This will teach your body to be on a schedule so that at night you will feel tired at an appropriate time and be able to sleep.
Put plainly, an over abundance of simple sugars floods the system which gets it stopped up. When this happens chemicals designed to stop your body from receiving too much, stop your body from receiving enough.
Eat 4 or 5 meals a day instead of one, two or three. For breakfast eat high fiber foods such as oatmeal along with fruits or vegetables. Include some vegetable protein such as nuts or tofu. Eat some fruit for a mid morning snack. For lunch eat most of your days protein along with a small amount of complex carbohydrates.
The processed ones will cause the afternoon lows so be sure to avoid them. For a mid afternoon snack you can have a piece of fruit or assorted vegetables, but if you are feeling a lack of energy or mental focus you can try a small handful of nuts which can help mental focus.
For your evening meal avoid the protein and stick with healthy soups like miso soup and complex carbohydrates and starchy foods. These will help you get a good nights sleep. Be sure not to eat at least 3 hours before bed. Otherwise your body will be working to digest food and your sleep will be less restful.
Chronic tiredness #3: Exercise. You knew it was coming and here it came. If you want to be healthy and have energy you have to exercise. Our body is designed so that the more energy we use the more we have. Sounds strange, but that`s the way it is. Not only will exercising give you more energy during the day, it will help you sleep more and deeper at night.
Chronic tiredness #4: Meditate. Learning meditation techniques will help relieve stress, aid sleep and give you mental clarity. Make the effort to learn this useful tool and you`ll wonder how you ever lived without it.
Chronic tiredness #5: Spiritual faith. Stress and a lack of direction in ones life often is the primary contributor to stress, fatigue and lack of energy. Find a spiritual faith that you can actively practice. Having a force stronger then yourself to believe in can give you calm when things are bad and give you added determination when things are good.
Chronic tiredness #6: Vitamin C. Studies have found that those suffering this condition are often low on this important vitamin. By eating more fruits and vegetables you will increase your intake of this vitamin. You can also supplement with 1000 milligrams a day.
Aromatherapy. Learn to use essential oils for massage, bathing and sleeping to relax, relieve stress and deep sleep. Using these oils are simple and effective.
Illness of any kind is in our opinion an imbalance of body, mind and spirit. To regain balance we recommend eating more whole foods, fish and sea vegetation. Practice meditation and daily deep breathing and actively practice a spiritual faith of your choosing.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. Make the home remedies on this site your first step to a healthier lifestyle.