Too tired to get out of bed and face your day with enthusiasm? Wishing you had the energy to come home from work and still play with your kids? There may be underlying imbalances that block you from feeling your best and keep you from being able to sleep well which creates the vicious cycle of always being tired.

How we can help with Fatigue or Lack of Energy

The body’s main source of energy is blood sugar. Different types of food contain different proteins, which provide energy in different ways. For example, carbohydrates like starch or sugar break down into glucose, which is the body’s main energy source. Food is fuel, and we need it to maintain the energy we need to go about our daily lives. If we lack energy, we may sometimes experience fatigue.

What Is Fatigue?

Rundown, exhausted, weary, or tired. These are all general terms used to describe fatigue. Fatigue is another term used to describe feeling a lack of energy, but it is not the same as feeling sleepy or drowsy. When you are fatigued, you have no motivation and no energy-physically, mentally, or both.

What Causes Fatigue?

There are a number of reasons someone may be experiencing fatigue. Including:

  • Diabetes
  • Depression and/or anxiety
  • Thyroid Dysfunction
  • Insomnia
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Food Sensitivities
  • And more.

Fatigue can also have causes unrelated to underlying diseases, like overexertion, jetlag, lack of sleep, a large meal, but all of these would cause acute fatigue. What about when it is chronic?

What To Do If You Are Constantly Fatigued Or Lack Energy

If you have ruled out any potential health problems like those listed above, or circumstances like excessive exercise or jet lag, but still feel fatigued, consider implementing a regular sleep schedule, a healthy diet, and frequent exercise to combat fatigue. If you drink coffee or caffeinated soda, consider removing caffeine from your diet or try not to drink it close to bedtime.

When To Make A Doctor’s Appointment For Fatigue

You should consider booking an appointment with F8 Well Centers of Fort Collins if:

  • You have had fatique which has lasted two weeks or more.
  • You struggle to work and/or complete daily tasks.
  • You feel sad, slow, or excessively tired.

You should see a doctor immediately if:

  • You feel severe pain when you are fatigued.
  • You have chest pain or shortness of breath.
  • You have an irregular heartbeat.
  • You experience abnormal bleeding.
  • You feel faint, in addition to being fatigued.
  • You are contemplating suicide.

Good Sources of Energy

If you want to boost your energy and have decided not to see a doctor yet, some good sources of energy are:

  • A regular sleep schedule
  • Drinking plenty of water
  • Exercising
  • Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol
  • Consider drinking more or less caffeine, depending on your current routine.

Good Food To Boost Energy

Good food to consume in order to boost your energy can include:

  • Fish, like salmon and tuna
  • Eggs
  • Bananas
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Apples
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Fruit
  • Brown rice
  • Oatmeal
  • Yogurt
  • Avocado
  • Nuts
  • Green Tea

When you are ready to have all day energy and sleep well through the night to live the life you were intended to give us a call.

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