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The only thing sapping your energy is not lack of sleep. It is in your little things that you do (and not do) that can exhaust you physically and mentally, and could make getting through your day a chore. In this article, we are going to show you some common bad habits that can make you feel tired.
You skip exercise when you are tired
By skipping your workout in order to save energy works against you in fact. the thing is that healthy adults who has started to exercise lightly 3 days per week for twenty minutes of time reported feeling less exhausted and more energized after 6 weeks. So, as you can see regular exercise boosts endurance and strength and also helps to make your cardiovascular system run more efficiently, and also delivers nutrients and oxygen to your tissues. Remember this, so next time you are tempted to lay down on the couch, at least what you can do, is to go for a light jogging. You won’t regret it!
You do not drink enough water
It takes a charge on energy levels, by being even slightly dehydrated—as little as two percent of normal fluid loss. Lack of moisture causes a decrease in blood volume, and that makes the blood thicker. That involves your heart to pump less proficiently, reducing the speed at which nutrients and oxygen reach your organs and muscles. If you want to calculate your normal fluid needs, you should take your weight in pounds, and divide in half and drink that number of ounces of fluid per day.
You are not consuming enough iron
The thing is that a lack of an iron can leave you feeling sluggish, irritable, and unable to focus and weak. It can make you tired because less oxygen travels to the cells and muscles. Increase your iron intake in order to decrease your risk of anemia: you should load up on green leafy vegetables and nuts, lean beef, eggs, dark tofu, and pair them with foods which are high in vitamin C. Because when taken together vitamin C improves iron absorption.
Skipping your breakfast
You already know that the food you eat fuels your body. When you sleep, your body keeps on using what you ate at dinner the night before in order to keep your oxygen flows and blood pumping. You need to refill with breakfast the first thing when you wake up in the morning. You would feel sluggish if you skip your breakfast. By eating a breakfast is like starting a fire in your body by kick starting your metabolism. Your breakfast should consist of lean protein, whole grains and healthy fat. It means – a dab of peanut butter or oatmeal with protein powder; a smoothie made with fruit, low-fat milk, eggs, almond butter. . .
You live on junk food
Foods loaded with simple carbs and sugar rank high on the glycemic index, an indicator of how quickly carbohydrates increase blood sugar. You should keep blood sugar steady by having a lean protein together with a whole grain at every meal. Good food is: salmon, chicken and brown rice, sweet potato, or salad with fruit and chicken.