It’s a problem many of us have to deal with—feeling tired in the middle of the day. It’s a costly problem. Not only can it prevent us from doing the things we love (like exercising and visiting friends and family) and the things we need to do (like work), but it can also pose a danger to our health.
When we’re tired all the time we exercise less, we are more likely to eat unhealthy foods, both of which can have a serious impact on our physical and mental well being. Many people struggle with low energy even after a good night’s sleep, but why? Low energy doesn’t always have to do with sleep deprivation. There are many other factors in our day that can impact our energy, including these 18…
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1. Skipping Your Workout
Feel a little tired? It’s no excuse to skip your workout. In fact, a study from the University of Georgia shows that failing to exercise on a regular basis can actually make you feel more tired. The trick is to devote at least a brief amount of time—between 20- and 30-minutes—to relatively intense exercise (such as running or cycling) on a regular basis. You don’t have to run a marathon to keep your energy levels high.
Just get out there and do something physical. After all, regular exercise has been shown to boost strength and endurance, making your entire body run more efficiently, meaning you won’t feel so tired so often.