You may be energetic at the start of the day; however, by midafternoon, you feel like giving up and feeling too exhausted.
Fatigue is a common problem with every person at one time or another. Presuming your doctor has eliminated chronic medical causes, yet there are a few simple steps you can follow to recharge your batteries.
Pace yourself: If you have a go-get attitude, you very well want to keep going no matter what — but beware of overburdening yourself due to this! For example, rather than using up all your energy in 2 hours, it’s always better to spread it out amongst morning jobs, afternoon jobs, and evening jobs — of course, including your rest time and meals in between.
Take a walk or a nap: Taking a short power nap is ideal when you feel burnt out. But in case you find trouble getting adequate night sleep, then napping can worsen insomnia. In such a scenario, I prefer moving instead. So get up and move around. However, if you aren’t an insomniac, enjoy that 20-30 minute power nap.
Skip most supplements: You might know about “anti-ageing” or energy-boosting supplements. But, unfortunately, there is no proof they function.
Iron : Iron boosts your energy only if you are visibly deficient, which only a doctor can verify through a blood test. Else, please don’t take it — know that getting too much iron can damage you.
B vitamins: It holds true that B vitamins (B1, B2, B6, B12) help the body to transform food right into the form of energy that cells can burn, yet taking excess B vitamins does not supercharge your cells.
Fuel up wisely: A sugary roll from the bakery carries too many calories, but your body tends to metabolize these quickly. You might end up even with sinking blood sugar levels – and fatigue. Instead, you’ll manage a steadier energy level by consuming unrefined carbohydrates and lean protein. For instance, try yogurt with a sprinkling of raisins, nuts and honey. You’ll see that your body will take in the carb-fibre-protein mix more gradually. It’s not a good habit either to skip meals! Your body requires a certain amount of calories to get through the day’s jobs. It’s much better to space out your meals evenly for the day so that your body remains nourished throughout the day.