Are you feeling more and more like your “get up and go” has got up and went? By mid afternoon do you feel like you don’t have what it takes to keep on going? It’s fatigue. We all get tired from time to time. Fatigue, though, lasts, slowing you down physically and dulling you mentally, sucking the energy right out of you. Keep in mind that chronic fatigue can be a symptom of a more serious underlying problem that should be investigated by a healthcare professional. If in doubt, seek care. However, if this has been ruled out, I have some tips for fighting fatigue that I’ll cover in the next few blogs. These are proven to help recharge your batteries (as well as some that say they do, but have been proven otherwise.
Pacing yourself throughout the day is an important part of staying energized for what lies ahead during the day (without being exhausted by your daily tasks). Spread out your tasks into three sections: morning work, afternoon work and evening activity. A quick scan at the start of the day can help you compartmentalize or prioritize these chores to their proper location in the day, allowing you to break the day in thirds and pace yourself more easily throughout the day. Keep in mind that it is equally important to eat, drink water, and rest between these periods.
I’ll have more energy boosting ideas for you on the next installment.
Your local Chiropractor,
at Main St. Chiropractic
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