Boost your energy levels
Friday 19 March 2010
If you’re constantly drained of energy, it could be just that you’re a busy bee. But it’s worth bearing in mind other causes of tiredness.
Your body could be reacting to:
Low fluid levels cause lower blood pressure meaning an insufficient amount of blood is being pumped to your brain and muscles. That’s why you might just need a glass of water to cure a headache.
Try to have a drink every two hours.
TOO MUCH JUNK FOOD
If you’re eating lots of high caffeine/salt/sugar foods, it leads to your body being overstimulated. According to Dr Miriam Stoppard, your metabolism will struggle to keep up resulting in tiredness.
Instead, eat lots of natural food loaded with energy like wholemeal bread, fruit and veg. And if you want to indulge, check out our article on healthy treats.
If you’re getting palpitations, have white on your fingernails or pale pink inner eyelids, you may be suffering from iron-deficiency anaemia.
Go to the GP for a blood test and you may be prescribed iron tablets. Eat red meat and green veg, and if you’re losing iron and blood because of heavy periods your doctor may be able to help you.
Obesity means your heart has to work hard and your legs have to support a lot of weight.
If you’re looking to lose weight, you might want to head to Closer Diets to seek expert advice when it comes to shedding those pounds.
A MEDICAL ISSUE
Thyroid problem: weight gain, extreme thirst and feeling shivery may mean you have an underactive thyroid.
Heart problems: if you get chest pains as well as extreme fatigue, you may be suffering from heart disease
Depression: if you feel tired and low, you may be suffering from mild depression
For all the above medical issues, please visit your doctor.
Your tiredness could simply be because you need more sleep. If so, get into a routine of going to bed at a certain time in a relaxed fashion that could consist of a bath, book and bed! Bliss!