Home » Diet and Nutrition News & Advice » Reasons You Feel Tired All of the Time

Reasons You Feel Tired All of the Time


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 pose a danger to our health. In fact, every year fatigue results in about 100,000 automotive accidents. Sometimes the impact of sleep deprivation is even more significant: the 1979 nuclear accident at Three Mile Island, the Exxon Valdez oil catastrophe, the 1986 Chernobyl meltdown—all were caused by sleep deprivation.

So, what’s causing you to feel so tired?

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.

Next »
ADVERTISEMENT

We Recommend

More on ActiveBeat
  • Health Reasons for Dizziness That Will Make Your Head Spin
    It happens to all of us at one time or another—we get a bit dizzy for a moment and have to brace ourselves.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Ways to Speed Up Recovery After Surgery
    We all know that surgeons are very precise and that surgical procedures have come a long way over the years, but the truth is, you're still having a knife (or laser) making a hole...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Giving Life to 6 Reasons to Support Organ Donation
    What if you knew that every 10-minutes, another person is added to the national organ transplant waiting list?
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Causes and Tips for Sufferers of Frequent Nosebleeds
    A sudden nosebleed can be scary stuff. Most of us have experienced a bit of bloodshed after blowing our nose a little too vigorously, however, frequent nosebleeds can indicate an...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Nail Fungus Facts You Should Know
    Nail fungus (onychomycosis), which affects the toenails in particular, is a big reason why many Americans keep their socks on with their sandals (we assume this, there's no medical...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Dog Bites: 7 Health Facts and Precautions
    It can happen when you least expect it—your neighbor’s dog nips your finger, or worse. While most dog bites aren't too serious on the surface, there are precautions that should...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Need-to-Know Facts About Zika Virus
    If you listen or read any news at all, you’ve no doubt heard of the Zika virus.  Ever since the very first Zika infection was confirmed in Brazil in May of 2015, the Pan...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 12 Exercise Prescriptions for Chronic Disease
    Prescribing exercise for chronic disease management not only reduces symptoms of or prevents disease, but results in many positive side effects.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Surprising Health Problems Revealed by a Simple Blood Test
    The last time your doctor sent you for a blood test it was likely to rule out a nutrient or hormonal deficiency or to diagnose high cholesterol.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Reasons to Sing Your Heart Out for Health
    Do you sing your heart out whenever a favorite song comes on the radio? Or do you reserve belting out a ditty to the shower or confines of your car?
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Ways to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone
    We all live within our comfort zones to some degree by doing things that are familiar to us as well as relatively easy.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 10 Homegrown Vegetables & Herbs with Serious Health Advantages
    Growing your own vegetables and herbs has many health advantages. You don’t need to use pesticides, plus homegrown means they're fresh and taste better than store bought because...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Read Up: 6 Fantastic Health Benefits for Book Worms
    I hear you; it’s tough to pick up a book after a long day. Many of us (myself included) would rather zone out to a sitcom marathon on Netflix and forget about our troubles.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Connect to These 7 Tips for Social Wellness Month
    These days, it seems the word "social" means jumping in front of a smartphone or computer to engage in social media. However, there are benefits to real human contact.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Surprising Ways Sun Affects our Bodies
    The sun—without it, living things on earth wouldn't exist. The light and heat from the big ball of fire in the sky sets the stage for our planet's livable conditions.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice