Why am I always tired?

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Have you noticed you’re tired, but you shouldn’t be? You had a fantastic night’s sleep, but you could take a nap right now. You have activities you would really like to do but you would rather stay home and just vegetate.

Some people today think it is normal for adults to be drowsy. I don’t agree. Look at a child – he is never tired. What is the difference between a child and you? A chronic feeling of exhaustion is a definite indication that something is amiss it is not’just a indication of age’. The fact that you are tired means something. You need to put on your Sherlock Holmes hat and do some detective work to determine what’s causing your fatigue.

The headlines recently showed a French girl dying at 122 years of age. Many of my patients say that they wouldn’t like to live that long, feeling how they feel at the moment. If you are presently suffering from fatigue, the quality of your life is also affected.

Interrupted Sleep

There are common causes for short-term fatigue. Maybe your mattress is uncomfortable, or the temperature in your bedroom is too extreme, hot or cold, for you to sleep well. Noise, like from a TV in another room in the home, may be distracting. These issues can easily be remedied. If your area is noisy at night, possibly a cozy set of earplugs would help you get the rest your body needs. Sometimes the constant drone from a fan helps. If you use alcohol, caffeine, or smoking late in the day, or watch TV to the wee hours, try changing your habits for a while and see if your sleep improves. You may need to dig around a little bit to spot the cause. However, if after making changes you suspect that you may have an underlying health condition, a visit to your health care practitioner is the proper course of action.

Physical Illness

Quite often when you are sick your body will feel tired since it is using its energy reserves to help heal itself. This is normal, and getting extra rest so as to recoup from any illness is essential. The more serious the illness that the more time you will need to rest and recover.

Overweight or Underweight

The body of an overweight person is much more prone to tiredness, as it has to work a whole lot harder to accomplish routine, daily activities. The strain on the heart is tremendous, and in the United States, obesity is fast approaching cigarette smoking in its position as the number one preventable cause of death.

Conversely, an underweight person may just not have enough muscle strength to carry out everyday tasks without becoming tired. In addition, many underweight people have a reduced caloric intake, which is another way of saying they are not putting enough fuel in their body. Consult a chart to find your ideal weight range for your height and age, and possess that general range for a target for yourself. Your ideal weight must include your ability to enjoy a full active life. You ought to have the energy to work and to perform daily.

Lack of Regular Exercise

This leads to muscle atrophy, a condition whereby the muscles in the body fall into disuse and become slack and fatty rather than lean and firm, as they should be. The body actually becomes’out of shape’ – with fat deposits bulging out in undesirable places, like the hips, waist, thighs, and abdomen. Here’s a good example of how we justify the aging procedure. Muscle tone changes as we age, not because we age but since we don’t continue exercising. There is one of the differences between children and adults. Exercise. The less you exercise, the more out of shape you become, and the more tired you are feeling. Daily, patients come to me asking for the magical pill, the magical diet plan or program so that they can seem like they did years earlier, and feel like they did years ago. I hate to say it because it sounds too easy, but the magic is in exercise. Diet or no, the body needs exercise. Exercise is one of those ignored anti-aging techniques. You may name your own exercise. It must become a habit, a part of your life style.

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