5 Ways to Fight Fatigue and Exhaustion Naturally
5 Great Ways to Eliminate Fatigue and Exhaustion
Millions of Americans are suffering from fatigue and exhaustion. This silent sickness is quietly destroying the lives and productivity of many people. There are 5 great ways to eliminate fatigue and exhaustion, so that you don't experience the life-sucking symptoms of, tiredness brought on suddenly throughout the day, need for stimulants such as coffee or Red Bull to function properly, severe drop in performance when tired, inability to concentrate and focus even though you slept 6-8 hours, Constant need for snacking to stay awake, Waking up still tired no matter how early you go to sleep, and the need for naps during the day, that still leave you tired.
Small Meals - Large meals require a huge amount of energy from our bodies to digest. Instead of these meals giving us energy they take our energy. Eliminating large meals and opting for smaller, more manageable meals will give you the energy your need to last throughout the day. Also, most people who eat 3 hours before they sleep will still feel tired when they wake up. This is because their body stayed up the entire night to digest the food they ate. So, eliminate heavy meals 3 hours before you sleep.
Time Outside - Spend at least 30 minutes per day outside in nature, preferably in the morning. Being inside disturbs your body’s natural circadian rhythm which tells your body it is daytime or nighttime. Being indoors may cause your body to believe it is nighttime and produce the sleeping hormone called Melatonin. Natural sunlight reduces Melatonin, so you will feel less sleepy. It is one of the reasons we cannot sleep in bright light.
A 2010 study also found that those who walked outside reported higher levels of vitality. “Nature is fuel for the soul,” said lead author Richard Ryan. ‘Often when we feel depleted we reach for a cup of coffee, but research suggests a better way to get energized is to connect with nature.’ Other studies have shown that the presence of nature helps ward off feelings of exhaustion, and that 90 percent of people report increased energy when they’re enjoying outdoor activities. - annmariegianni.com
The Good Stuff - Too much caffeine can actually take a lot of energy from you. Suffers from fatigue would be better off taking more naturally supplements that do not cause an energy crash after it wears off. Two natural foods you can take each day to ward off fatigue and exhaustion are, honey and coconut oil. A teaspoon of each, in the morning, should completely ward off exhaustion for the whole day. The honey has to be natural and not filtered. Honey that is transparent has usually been filtered of the natural enzymes and minerals that will help give you energy. Most store bought honey is just pure sugar, so get the most natural kind you can. When buying coconut oil, look for the virgin kind.
Moderate Exercise - Moderate exercise is exercise that you can do easily for 20-30 minutes without feeling completely worn out. Walking, riding a bike, skating, etc. all qualify as moderate exercise. The point is that you shouldn’t feel tired after 10 minutes. The best exercise for humans is…walking. Walking is the best exercise for humans and 20-30 minutes of walking, in the morning, will completely eliminate fatigue for the entire day. Don’t believe me?
Feeling tired? A walk may be better than a nap for boosting energy and fighting fatigue. New research suggests regular exercise can increase energy levels even among people suffering from chronic medical conditions associated with fatigue, like cancer and heart disease.
In this study, published in Psychological Bulletin, the researchers analyzed 70 studies on exercise and fatigue involving more than 6,800 people. "More than 90% of the studies showed the same thing: Sedentary people who completed a regular exercise program reported improved fatigue compared to groups that did not exercise," says O'Connor. "It's a very consistent effect.” - WebMD
5. Proper Nutrition - There are several studies showing that people low in Magnesium, B12, Phosphorus and many other vitamins will experience fatigue, even to the point of Chronic Fatigue. Even the inability to focus, which is something people with fatigue experience, can be caused by lack of vitamin and minerals. Proper nutrition is key to giving your body everything it needs to function properly throughout the day. The best vitamins and minerals come from nature. In every fruit and vegetable in the proper balance of nutrients your body needs along with the necessary components to help your body absorb it. Supplements are great only for severe cases. However, supplements can never beat nature. The best way to ensure you are getting the proper nutrients you need is to eat something fresh and green with every meal.
Putting It All Together
You can have a spoonful of honey and coconut first thing in the morning. Afterwards, to boost your energy you can take a walk in the park which will boost your energy and raise endorphin levels. You'll want to walk for a minimum of 30 minutes to get the full affect. Then, you will eat small meals throughout the day and remember to have something fresh and green with each meal. If you do those 5 things, you will have incredible energy.