5. Be active
It might not be the first thing you think of but did you know that fatigue can be caused by a lack of exercise? By getting more active, you can reduce tiredness symptoms and enjoy more energy, particularly if you keep it up regularly.
Exercise brings a host of health benefits, from better circulation, higher muscle to fat ratio, and increased levels of serotonin, which improves mood. Low mood can often contribute to tiredness, as can high blood pressure, which can be impacted by poor circulation – so by getting more active, you’ll not only be doing your body a favour, you’ll be helping to decrease fatigue symptoms.
Regular, low-intensity exercise like brisk walking is the type recommended for sufferers of fatigue, as the goal is to be active enough to wake up your system but not deplete your energy resources. The good news is that the benefits of exercise don’t stop when you do – when you’re active regularly, your body learns to metabolise energy better, even when you’re sitting down.
Multiple peer reviewed studies have shown that there is a link between physical activity and a lowered risk of experiencing fatigue – one analysis of 70 studies involving over 6,800 people, showed that 90% found regular exercise decreased their fatigue symptoms. If you’re plagued by constant lethargy, the issue could be that you need to get moving – so try incorporating some exercise into your daily routine to see if this gives you some much needed zing!