We’ve all had days where we just don’t have enough energy – but when the problem is persistent, it could be a sign that you’re suffering from fatigue. Although tiredness can be a symptom, fatigue isn’t the same as simply being low on energy, a feeling which usually goes away when you’ve had enough rest. Instead it’s a chronic lack of energy that can seriously affect your wellbeing, including your ability to focus – and it’s far from uncommon, as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is experienced by around 45% of people in the US alone!
There are many causes of fatigue – alcohol or drug use, a lack or excess of physical activity, poor sleep and diet, and certain medications, are all known common contributors. Fatigue can also be caused by jet lag, or by other, underlying disorders, such as anxiety, anaemia, or diabetes -or it can be part of the after effects of an illness, as is the case with long Covid.
Fatigue isn’t pleasant to experience but you don’t have to suffer in silence either, as there are some proactive things you can do to address the problem and gain more energy. Adjusting your lifestyle so that you get more exercise, creating a night time wind down routine, and tweaking your diet to improve your gut health, can all help to improve symptoms – and that’s just for starters.
Keep reading for our top 10 ways to beat fatigue and get more pep in your step – the good news is, that by making these simple changes, you could enjoy a big boost in energy within just 4 weeks!