In July 2018, I was asked to give some advice on the causes behind feeling tired all the time for Fabulous Magazine. Find it below 👇
Having a lack of iron in your diet can lead to anaemia. This is condition that develops when your blood lacks enough healthy red blood cells. Without sufficient oxygen, your heart must pump more blood to compensate for the lack of oxygen in the blood. This can cause fatigue and can also lead to more serious problems.
Read more about nutrient deficiencies here!
Dehydration is a deficit of total body water, meaning your body loses more fluids then you take in. Dehydration can cause you extreme fatigue, muscle soreness, weakness and dizziness. Not sure if you’re hydrated or not? Next time you go for a wee, check if it is a very light yellow colour or a deep yellow colour. The lighter the colour, the more hydrated you are.
Diet is key when trying avoid fatigue. A lack of fibre and you will struggle to digest your food leading to dehydration and a lack of nutrient uptake. Too many sugars and your blood sugar levels can fluctuate which will cause drops in energy. Fats also play their part in diet as they can positively or negatively affect brain function. High amounts of saturated fats can negatively affect brain function while monounsaturated fats can positively affect brain function.
Regular exercise is imperative to reducing fatigue as it helps the body to become more efficient in processes like respiration and recovery. With these processes as efficient as possible, your body can save and utilise energy during other bodily processes like digestion and your immune system.