Low Energy? Difficulty waking up in the morning? Run down by mid-afternoon? These are common frustrations. Many people experience fatigue, but they don’t know what’s causing it or how to fix it.
Living with extreme fatigue can affect your weight and overall health. Exhaustion creates more stress in your body and a lack of sleep can make you crave higher carb, sugary foods for quick energy boosts.
Here’s what your body might be telling you when you feel sluggish:
- You may have low vitamin or mineral levels. 3 common vitamin or mineral deficiencies that can cause fatigue are Iron, Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D. It’s important to get your lab work done regularly to screen for deficiencies, especially if you are not feeling like yourself. If you have a vitamin or mineral deficiency, get back to a regular vitamin routine with Opurity.
- You may be dehydrated. When your body doesn’t have the water that it needs it doesn’t function optimally. Your body needs water for many of the chemical processes that take place in your cells. Dehydration can affect metabolism, brain function, and overall energy levels.
- You may not be sleeping long enough each night. If your body doesn’t get enough rest each night, it can’t do the repair work and hormone regulation that allows you to feel good the next day. Chronic sleep deprivation can have a devastating affect on stress levels, exercise routines and mood and even weight. Consider seeing a sleep specialist.
- You may be experiencing Protein Calorie Malnutrition. People who don’t get enough protein can develop severe fatigue. Your body needs protein with all the amino acids (building blocks) to repair and rebuild tissue, especially after injury, illness, weight loss and especially as we age. When you don’t meet daily protein requirements, your body breaks down muscle or even internal organs for protein.
If you watch the hit TV series “Alone,” you’ve seen the devastating affect that protein calorie malnutrition can have on someone’s energy levels, mental clarity, and overall health.
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