Everyone gets that feeling of tiredness, whether it’s for a short period of time or lasts for the entire day. These problems have led to studies examining our neurobiology to understand the stressors of our physical and mental exhaustion, and what we can do to prevent ourselves from feeling this way.
Why are you always tired?
There are many reasons as to why you may feel tired; however we will focus on 4 main reasons to help better understand the process of how our body generates energy.
Keeping a well-balanced diet is very important, as our body relies on food for energy. As humans, we often resort to unhealthy energy sources such as a cup of coffee or a chocolate bar. This can result in long term consequences which happen if you consume too many processed carbohydrates. The human body breaks down these carbs into sugar for quick energy, than once it is out of these carbs; it is accompanied by a fall in blood pressure resulting in a feeling of exhaustion.
2. Hydration Levels
Hydration plays an important role in terms of our energy levels, which will make a vast impact on how tired you feel throughout the day. Our bodies are made of approximately 60-70% water and we lose a lot of it going about our daily activities. Studies have shown to recommend the average adult to drink at least six or eight glasses of water (250ml) a day. Otherwise, people tend to experience dehydration; with common symptoms being fatigue, dizziness and headaches.
3. The amount and quality of sleep
Sleeping is what our body does in order to properly metabolize our food and maintain our energy levels. The recommended amount of sleep for the average adult is 7+ hours and this is required to maintain your overall health. An important part of sleeping is the quality of sleep we get every night. This is in order for the brain to go through the different stages of the sleep cycle, to function properly the next day.
3. Stress levels
Pay attention to the amount of stress that you experience on a daily basis. Small amounts of stress have been proven to be healthy and normal in our everyday lives. The problem is when one encounters an overload of stress which studies have proven to have a strong correlation with feelings of fatigue. This is often because of the way we deal or don’t deal with stress, which can mentally exhaust our brains, signaling the stress to our body in the form of physical exhaustion.
Overall, there are many factors that can be reasons of why you may feel tired. However, the conclusion that can be drawn from all of these explanations is that they are all related to your mental and physical health. This means that if you take care of your body and mind you will feel less tired on a daily basis. We have compiled a list of 5 healthy tips that you can implement in your life down below!
5 Healthy tips to stay energized!
- Drink plenty of water and stay away from sugary drinks!
- Stick to a healthy sleep schedule (7+ hours and heavy sleep)
- Eat healthy and ensure that your body gets all the right nutrients
- Take a short 5-10 minute break for every hour of screen time
- Avoid smoking and moderate a healthy amount of alcoholic beverages