Are you tired of being tired and talking about how tired you are? Feeling exhausted is so common that it has its own acronym, TATT, which stands for “tired all the time”. Do you feel like you need an extreme energy makeover?
TATT is one of the most cited reasons that people use to see their doctor, and if that’s you, you’re not alone! At any given time, around one in five people feel unusually tired. One in five … that’s an energy crisis worse than Eskom. So how do we keep the proverbial lights on, and energy levels up?
How can we generate an extreme energy makeover?
Sleep obviously tops the list – and the quality of your sleep is just as important as the quantity. The one single thing you can do to improve the quality of your sleep is to going to bed and waking up at the same time, seven days a week. This regular pattern cements your natural body rhythms, allowing you to be awake and recharged when you need to be, and tired and ready to sleep when bedtime comes around.
Aside from consistent sleep & wake times, exercise also promotes better sleep – and a good sweat session is also great for upping your oomph, even when you feel like you’re out of juice. That’s because when you exercise, cellular-level changes occur inside your body, and you produce more mitochondria or energy factories in your cells. More exercise, more factories, more energy supply. And the good news here is that it really doesn’t take much! One study showed that sedentary people who began exercising three days a week for just 20 minutes a day had significantly higher energy levels in just six weeks!
Nutrition support for cellular energy
Speaking of cellular, we’ve known for a long time now that vitamins and minerals play a crucial role in cellular energy production in humans – especially the B vitamins which are mandatory for extracting energy from food and presenting it in a physiologically usable form for our bodies. Interestingly there’s a close interplay between these micronutrients throughout the successive steps of energy production, which means ALL of them should be available at the same time, otherwise our energy production system might be hampered by a lack in a single one of them.
Needing an extreme energy makeover may indicate illness
It may be common to feel tired all the time, but it isn’t normal. There are a few conditions that a good nap really can’t help with – things like anaemia or diabetes. If your symptoms last for longer than a few weeks despite you sleeping, eating and generally living well, I’d recommend paying your doctor a visit. Ruling out anything serious will relieve you of just another stress, and that in itself can give your energy a much-needed boost!
A note from Vital’s Experts:
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