Drained, exhausted, burned out, and run-down. Sound familiar? If you’re among the 60% of Canadians that struggle to find the energy to get through the day, the problem may be bigger than just missing out on sleep.
Feeling tired has become a way of life for many people and is one of the most common problems affecting adults today. There are significant differences between sleepiness, which is a natural state everyone feels at the end of the day, and experiencing a deep fatigue that does not seem to go away.
Fatigue that lasts longer than two weeks should be brought to your healthcare provider’s attention. It can be frustrating when the cause is not identified and understood. Fortunately, many of the causes can not only be identified but can also addressed. A few areas to look at are:
1. Test for sleep apnea
Identifying sleep habits and patterns can help you to determine if the fatigue is stemming from a lack of sufficient sleep. If you experience morning headaches and have been told that you pause in your breathing or snore loudly, testing for sleep apnea could be the key to preventing and addressing serious health problems.
2. Increase physical activity
The easiest to address but the most overlooked, even avoided, is a lack of physical activity. Understandably, the last thing you want to do when feeling exhausted is to do something that will drain your energy reserves even further. However, reducing physical activity can have the opposite effect and over time, this deconditioning can make even routine chores more difficult. Gradually increasing activity by incorporating activities you enjoy helps create a self-perpetuating cycle of increased energy.
3. Check your vitamin and mineral levels
Your diet is extremely influential when determining your energy levels. It goes far beyond just “eating healthy”. We all absorb and process vitamins and minerals differently and not understanding what you need, may leave you deficient. Many of the vitamins and minerals have a direct effect on our energy and knowing your levels can be a starting point for developing a diet that optimally supports your energy and overall health. For example, low levels of magnesium can result in sleep disruption, exasperating fatigue during the day. Although easy to obtain through diet, magnesium insufficiency can be a result from alcohol, medications and even chronic stress.
Discovering the reasons for your fatigue whether it’s occasional or chronic is the first step in the right direction to attain optimal health.
My Health Report makes it easy for you to take this first step with the various health screening packages available at www.myhealthreport.ca. You can choose the package that best fits your needs and get the tests done to fit your schedule at your own pace. Personalized solutions are created based on your specific biometric work-up so that you get the answers you need. What’s more – My Health Report has now teamed up with Origins pharmacy to help you have a lifetime of optimal wellness.
Contact us at 1 855 900 6947 ormyhealthreport.ca .
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