· Eat a Healthy Diet-Include plenty of healthy fruits and vegetables, proteins, whole grains and healthy fats. Avoid processed foods full of sugar, white flour and unhealthy fats.
· Get Adequate Sleep - Eat your evening meal at least 3 hours before you turn in. Skip caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol at night. Take a warm bath, listen to soft music or read before you call it a day. Set a routine: go to bed at the same time each night and wake up at the same time each morning. Sleep in a quiet, cool, dark room.
· Exercise- Most experts recommend 30 minutes of exercise, 5 days per week. Be sure to include resistance, aerobic and flexibility components.
· Don’t Overschedule – Be sure to plan some downtime throughout your day. A few minutes of deep breathing, meditation or just plain quiet can go a long way to energize you.
· Consider Vitamin or Herbal Supplements – Vitamin deficiencies may cause low energy, particularly B and D vitamins. Consider supplementation but avoid herbal formulas that contain stimulants that can make you jittery
· Stay Hydrated – Eight glasses of water is important for energy and normal body function. If you exercise regularly be sure to also take a healthy electrolyte replacement.
· Have a Regular Physical Examination – Fatigue can be a sign of a more serious health problem. Be sure to check with your doctor if the fatigue persists or doesn’t improve with the items listed above.
For more information or to schedule an Physical Examination with our Naturopathic Primary Care Physicians please call Northwest Wellness at 2539270660.