I eat right, exercise regularly, and take vitamins; but I still feel tired, sluggish and lacking in energy.

Complaints about constantly feeling tired or never having enough energy are the signs of our times. Our lives are so busy with things to do, people to meet and places to be that we scarcely have any time left to look after ourselves. You mention that you eat properly, exercise regularly and take your vitamins but you can’t stop being tired all the time. Well, getting your energy back may be easier than you think. First let’s look at what could be causing your fatigue...

  • Your daily routine is often the biggest reason for your lack of energy. Do you rush about from one place to the next with scant attention paid to what you eat or when you eat? Do you give yourself little breaks during the day to allow your mind and body to relax? Are you overdoing the exercise when you should be recuperating instead? Take a close look at how you spend your days and honestly ask yourself whether you are even on your own list of priorities. Remember, if you don’t take care of yourself, no one else will.
  • Your diet may be another factor in your energy drain. Though you mention that you eat well, it would be a good idea to keep a food diary for a few weeks and examine whether this is true or not. Hidden causes of fatigue include caffeine and sugar. Drinks that contain caffeine or food products that are high in sugar cause your blood sugar levels to waver wildly and results in more fatigue than before. Fresh fruit and vegetables should be balanced with complex carbohydrates and lean protein for the best energy giving diet. Eating healthy also means less weight and since obesity contributes towards tiredness and lethargy, it’s always a good idea to loose those extra pounds.
  • You may sleep for 6 to 8 hours at night but is it a good night’s sleep? Avoid caffeine, alcohol and tobacco before bedtime as these can lead to disturbed sleep patterns. Keep your bedroom quiet and peaceful and turn that TV off way before you hit the sack. If you are not getting the necessary hours of sleep, change your routine to ensure that you get enough rest throughout the night and day.
If you follow the above recommendations for a month and are still feeling terrible, it may be time to consult with a doctor to rule out any underlying medical condition. Other possible reasons for constant tiredness include:
  • Anemia
  • Vitamin deficiencies
  • Thyroid problems
  • Diabetes
  • Sleep apnea
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Congestive heart disease
  • Pregnancy

answered by M W

  • Please check your thyroid profile and complete blood count.
  • I hope you are enjoying your type of work, a job or business.
  • Try to get rid of tensions if any, any ego's, temptations and grudges with people IF ANY!
  • Take a biochemic remedy called as 5 phos compound, 5 tabs 3 times a day.
  • Do deep breathing exercises specially yoga Pranayam for 40 minutes daily. Continue with your daily exercises.

answered by D M K

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