Why am I always tired?

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Have you noticed you are tired, but you shouldn’t be? You have activities you would love to perform but you would rather stay home and just vegetate.

Some people think it is normal for adults to be tired. I don’t agree. Look at a kid – he’s 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’s not’just a sign of age’. The fact that you are tired means something. You need to put on your Sherlock Holmes hat and do a little detective work to determine what’s causing your fatigue.

Does Your Body Run Out Of Gas?

The headlines recently showed a French woman dying at 122 years of age. Many of my patients say that they wouldn’t like to live that long, feeling the way they feel at the moment. They key to the aging process and please accept the fact that you are going to age is the quality, not the quantity of your life. If you are presently experiencing fatigue, the quality of your life is also affected.

Interrupted Sleep

There are common causes for short-term fatigue. Perhaps your mattress is uncomfortable, or the temperature in your bedroom is too intense, hot or cold, for you to sleep well. Noise, such as 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 comfortable set of earplugs would let you to get the rest your body needs. If you use caffeine, alcohol, or nicotine late in the day, or watch TV to the wee hours, consider changing your habits for a while and see if your sleep improves. You may need to dig around a little bit to spot the reason. However, if after making changes you suspect that you might have an underlying health condition, a visit to your healthcare practitioner is the proper course of action.

Physical Illness

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

Overweight or Underweight

The body of an obese person is significantly 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 USA, obesity is fast approaching cigarette smoking at 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 getting tired. Additionally, many underweight people have a reduced caloric intake, which is another way of saying they aren’t putting enough fuel into their body. They might not be eating enough or not eating good quality food. Consult a chart to find your ideal weight range for your height and age, and have that general range as a goal for yourself. Your ideal weight must include your ability to enjoy a full active life. You should have the energy to work and to perform every day.

Deficiency of Regular Exercise

In the modern computer/television/electronic world, we tend to do a lot less physical activity. This leads to muscle atrophy, a condition whereby the muscles in the body fall into disuse and become feeble 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 fantastic 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. Daily, patients come to me asking for the magic pill, the magical diet plan or program so that they can look 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 practice. Diet or not, the body needs exercise. Exercise is one of those ignored anti-aging techniques. You may name your own exercise.

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