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What Are Some Natural Remedies For Fatigue?

“I’m just always so tired!” No doubt you have heard this from your family and friends, or you have said it yourself. It’s true, life seems to be hectic and taking its toll on all of us in one way or another. Many people are looking for a natural remedy to help fight fatigue; something that will help to pull them out of a state of lethargy and allow them to grab life by the horns.

Of course, there’s a difference between being tired and needing sleep, and being fatigued even after a night’s rest. As ever so much of our wellbeing (or lack of) lies within how we treat our bodies. Often the long-term fix lies within natural remedies to put us on the right path.

Understanding Fatigue

Fatigue is an ongoing feeling of exhaustion – both mental and physical. It can include feelings of weakness, a lack of energy and motivation, listlessness, muscle or joint pain and headaches.

There are several causes of fatigue, including poor sleep patterns, side effects of certain medication, anxiety disorders, metabolic disorders and nutritional deficiencies.

An appointment with your doctor will certainly help to identify the cause of your fatigue, but there are also things you can do to eliminate some of the easy-to-fix causes.

Natural Remedies For Fatigue

Consider your diet

Your food is your fuel, and quite literally makes you who and what you are. A diet high in processed foods and low in essential vitamins and minerals will leave you feeling sluggish and lacklustre – no matter your age. In addition, large, heavy meals will make you sleepy and lethargic.

Snacking on foods such as nuts and fruit during the day will keep your blood sugar level supply your body with the vitamins that it needs to keep your body in tip-top shape.

The top foods for energy include:

  • Bananas

  • Oily fish

  • Sweet potatoes

  • Eggs

  • Apples

  • Goji berries

  • Oatmeal

  • Quinoa

Get Moving

While exercise is the last thing we feel like when we’re fatigued, it is one of the best pick-me-ups available. Even a short, brisk walk is enough to get your muscles moving and your heart rate up, boosting the oxygen supply to your body and brain and releasing those feel-good hormones.

Reduce Stress

Yes, it’s easy to say, but a lot harder to do. However, supplements like Ginseng assist the body in the fight against stress which wreaks havoc with our stress hormones and can leave us feeling totally depleted. Obviously, staying calm and managing our stress levels is first prize, so chat with your doctor for some natural supplements to help you keep a handle on your daily anxiety levels.

Dr Sanua is acutely aware of how the body responds to both internal and external stressors and assists his patients by providing a natural mix of herbal treatment and supplements. Call today for your appointment...


 

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