Are you tired of being tired? We all know life can be exhausting at times and not having enough energy can make everyday tasks and activities difficult. Whether you’re struggling to focus on your work or can’t find the energy to get out for a run and achieve your fitness goals, here are some potential causes of your tiredness and what you can do to give yourself more energy.
1: Poor diet
One of the main reasons for a lack of energy is a poor diet which doesn’t provide you with the nutrients that you need. Remember, ‘you are what you eat’ so you need to give yourself the correct amount of nutrients for your body and mind to function properly. If don’t supply your body with the fuel you need, you become sluggish and unable to perform anywhere near your best.
Solution: Get more nutrients on board
Making a few simple changes to your diet will help you to get the nutrients you need. Make sure you eat balanced meals at regular intervals with plenty of fruit and veg, don’t skip breakfast no matter how busy you are in the morning, drink plenty of water and avoid unhealthy snacks that will cause you to crash soon after. If you need help to make sure you’re getting the nutrients you need for natural energy production, check out our All Day Energy gummies which contain high levels of vitamins A, C, D, B6 and E, or our apple cider vinegar gummies which provide vitamin B12 and folic acid to support the healthy function of your immune system and reduce fatigue.
2: Poor sleep quality
It will come as no surprise to you that not getting enough sleep has a direct impact on your energy levels and any less than seven hours is likely to leave you feeling sluggish throughout the day. Sleep quality is just as important as you’ll still be irritable the next morning if your sleep cycles are disrupted. There are several factors that can disrupt your sleep, including stress, unstable blood sugar levels, too much caffeine, inconsistent sleep pattern and notifications from mobile devices.
Solution: Optimise your sleep cycles
For a good night’s sleep, it’s crucial to promote healthy levels of the body’s sleep hormone melatonin which regulates your daily sleep-wake cycles. To encourage melatonin production, try to get some sunlight in the morning, avoid coffee in the afternoon, make sure your room is as dimly lit as possible, go to bed at the same time each night and turn your phone on do not disturb until it’s time to wake up. Our Sleep and Relax gummies also contain a naturally occurring compound called 5HTP which helps to increase your production of melatonin, so give them a try if you’re struggling for energy from a lack of sleep.
3: Stress and anxiety
If you often ask yourself 'why am I always tired?', your stress levels could be to blame. When you’re under extreme stress or anxiety, your body and mind go into fight or flight mode. This state of high alert creates intense levels of a stress hormone called cortisol which prepares your body to deal with danger. When you’re stressed and anxious for extended periods, these high cortisol levels take a toll on your body’s resources as it constantly looks for danger which can make you feel drained all the time.
Solution: Learn to calm your mind
Learning to manage your stress and anxiety will help to improve your energy levels so if you’re suffering from chronic stress you should consult your local GP for advice. Regularly practising changes to your thought patterns alongside deep breathing exercises can buffer stress, whilst activities such as meditation, massage therapy and yoga can promote feelings of wellbeing and help you to reset.
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