Why am I always tired?

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

Some people think it is normal for adults to be drowsy. I don’t agree. Look at a kid – he is never tired. A chronic feeling of exhaustion is a clear indication that something is amiss it is 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 some detective work to figure out what is causing your fatigue.

Does Your Body Run Out Of Gas?

The headlines recently revealed a French girl dying at 122 years of age. Many of my patients say they would not like to live that long, feeling how they feel right now. If you are presently suffering from fatigue, the quality of your life is also suffering.

Interrupted Sleep

There are common causes for short-term fatigue. Perhaps your mattress is uncomfortable, or the temperature in your bedroom is too extreme, cold or hot, for you to sleep well. Noise, like from a TV in a different room in the home, may be distracting. These issues can easily be remedied. If your area is noisy during the night, possibly a cozy set of earplugs would let you to 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 strategy.

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 recover from any illness is vital. The more serious the illness that the more time you’ll have to rest and recuperate.

Overweight or Underweight

The body of an obese person is much more prone to tiredness, as it has to work a lot harder to accomplish regular, daily activities. The strain on the heart is enormous, and in the United States, 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 becoming tired. In addition, many underweight individuals have a reduced caloric intake, which is just another way of saying they are not putting enough fuel in 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 for a goal for yourself. Your ideal weight should include your ability to enjoy a full active life. You ought to 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 slack and fatty rather than lean and firm, as they ought to be. The body actually becomes’out of shape’ – with fat deposits bulging out in unwanted places, such as the hips, waist, thighs, and abdomen. Here is a good example of how we justify the aging process. Muscle tone changes as we age, not because we age but because we don’t continue exercising. There’s one of the differences between children and adults. Exercise. Daily, patients come to me asking for the magical pill, the magical diet plan or program so that they can look like they did years before, and feel like they did years ago. I hate to say it because it sounds too simple, 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 should become a habit, a part of your life style.

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