Fatigue is one of the most common diagnoses given. It is a sign of many different conditions, ranging from not getting enough sleep to hormone imbalance, anemia and more. It is important to take care of yourself to keep these problems and fatigue in check, and also to check in with your doctor regularly to rule out possible serious complications that fatigue is often a sign of.
So how much energy should I have?
With healthy functioning, you should have enough energy to get through your day and accomplish what you need to do!
What can I do to get more energy?
Get plenty of sleep, as sleep is required for maintaining energy. Develop healthy sleep hygiene, including turning off most lights, electronics (that cell phone!) and TV before going to bed.
Exercise! There are little “energy-producing factories” your cells called mitochondria. They are responsible for producing energy for every single chemical reaction in your body for you to function. When you exercise, you build more of these “factories” and then have the potential to create more energy!
Eat foods that boost energy. This includes foods that have high amount of B vitamins including bananas, chicken, fish (low in environmental toxins), lentils, nuts, and avocados.
Drink half your weight in water in ounces every day.
Check in with your doctor if your fatigue continues as you may have a condition that can be addressed so that you can have the energy you want and deserve!