Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Fighting Fatigue

Why are you so tired during the day? There are many factors that can disrupt your sleep cycle create the feeling of fatigue.

1. Not getting enough sleep
a. Adults should get 7-8 hours of sleep per night. It is important to make this a priority since it can negatively affect your health and concentration. A simple tip it to get rid of all laptops, TVs, or cell phones from the bedroom.
2. Fuel
a. Not eating enough or making poor eating choices can be a problem. This generally leaves you feeling sluggish and can have an adverse reaction on your blood sugar.
3. Anemia
a. Red blood cells carry oxygen to all of your tissues and organs. If you are Anemic you may not be getting the optimal amount of oxygen to your tissues. In some cases this may be due to an iron deficiency. In this case, a diet of iron rich foods may aid in supplementing your iron intake.
4. Coffee
a. Coffee in moderation can have healthy benefits. Too much coffee can raise blood pressure and heart rate leaving you edgy and hyper. Although this may be great in the short term, it may leave you tired and going back for coffee all day long.

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William Milhizer, DPT, PT

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