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Why Am I Always Tired?

Mar 20, 2014

Why am I always tired?Maureen O.
Elements Westford

"Adequate sleep is essential to having energy for a good day. A comfortable sleep environment is helpful, and you should avoid stimulants before going to bed. A regular massage helps to ensure a quality rest, as massage has been shown to have the same benefits of resting for seven to eight hours on the body. A nutritious diet including fruits and vegetables also helps to maintain an adequate energy level."

Shannon L.
Elements Needham

"Exercise and good nutrition. A 20-minute walk and non-processed foods do wonders."

Danny P.
Elements Westford

"There can be many reasons for feeling tired, fatigued, or lacking energy. Diet comes to mind first. Are you eating lots of green leafy vegetables, as well as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, asparagus, green beans and zucchini? All of these have iron, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese and a host of vitamins. A healthy diet includes lots of vegetables including leafy greens.

"Rest: Do you get eight hours of sleep each night? Is it an unbroken eight continuous hours? Rest is just as important as diet.

"Do you exercise? You don't have to go to the gym, although that type of exercise is very helpful. You can walk, jog, hike, do yoga, pilates, Zumba; all of these activities help to improve your level of energy.

"Finally, massage and meditation are two ways to help lower levels of stress. Regular practice of meditation and regular massage treatments are very effective in lowering stress levels.  And when you're less stressed, you'll have more energy."

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AbrarAhmad on Nov 04, 2016
There are a few reasons you are feeling tired without any reason. One of them is anemia, which is a lack of red blood cells and conversely, oxygen from the lungs is not properly brought to the tissues and cells. Anemia may be caused by deficiency of vitamins or minerals, internal bleeding or chronic diseases. Women who are at “that time” of the month are susceptible to anemia as blood is lost during menstruation. Still, iron deficiency due to menstruation is less than in pregnant women or lactating mothers, as their body needs extra iron to maintain healthy blood levels. Things may also go wrong when your thyroid glands refuse to cooperate with you. Thyroid hormones, thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) are responsible for metabolic processes in the body. Too much thyroid hormone causes hyperthyroidism which speeds up metabolism while too little thyroid hormone slows down metabolism. Hyperthyroidism causes fatigue and muscle weakness and starts in the thighs. Doing energy demanding activities become difficult and other symptoms include weight loss, feeling warm, shorter menstruations, increased heart rate and thirst. Hypothyroidism also causes fatigue and muscle weakness. The symptoms are reversed to hyperthyroidism such as weight gain, feeling cold and longer menstruations. Diabetes, notorious for causing a range of problems in the body, is also related to fatigue. As glucose is the staple fuel of the body, it is not utilized properly in patients with type 2 diabetes as the absence of insulin causes the glucose to build up in the body. Without its staple fuel, the tissues of the body are not nourished properly and causes fatigue. Sadly, being sad can also be the reason you feel tired. Depression induces negative feelings and also has negative effects on the body as it causes a reduction in energy levels, changes in sleep and eating patterns, decreased concentration and overall laziness and worthlessness which keeps you in bed all day.
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