Fatigue is defined as a general lassitude, a lack of energy during the day. The person is not depressed and still enjoys doing his or her activities, but endurance is limited because the energy levels are low. This situation decreases the capacity to keep up the speed during the day in spite of proper sleep at night. Overwork, insomnia and stress and the main factors at play.
Symptoms: LACK OF ENERGY – LACK OF PEP – REDUCED ENDURANCE
Eating lightly and choosing from easy-to-digest yet nutrient-rich foods will help maintain energy levels. Sometimes, undertaking small dietary habit changes can make a huge difference.
Dehydration can result in fatigue. Whether one is experiencing physical or mental fatigue, drinking plenty of water will help correct the situation.
It might seem paradoxical, but exercising regularly will help increase energy levels. When fatigued, it may be difficult to even just think about adding exercises to the daily routine. However, benefits will be felt rapidly. No need for an intense training activity; simply going on a walk will be effective, even more if walking is outdoor (as opposed to on a treadmill). Best results will be obtained if exercises are performed 3 times a week, 30 minutes at least each time.
Having a constant routine for bedtime is a simple but effective method to have a good night?s sleep. Sleeping in a calm, quiet environment and getting enough sleep hours for our personal needs are a few of the means to combat fatigue.
Above all, ensure you have enough sleep. On average, sleep should last between 7-9 hours. Sleeping too much will not protect against fatigue. Fatigue is often linked with sleep disturbances that impede our ability to recover during night time. Adopt a stress management technique that fits your need to manage stress daily. If required, review your schedule to eliminate any unnecessary activity requiring additional efforts. Whenever you can, take a short nap to get fresh again.