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Natural ways to beat fatigue

02 May, 2024
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Fatigue is one of the most common health complaints and is often due to stress, lack of sleep, poor diet and several other lifestyle factors.

If you’ve ever felt run-down, tired, physically or mentally exhausted or generally lacking in motivation, chances are you are suffering from a bout of fatigue.

Fortunately, fatigue is temporary in many cases and can be sorted out with a good night’s sleep or some extra rest.

However, if you are feeling tired or lacking in energy all the time, there may be underlying health issues or other problems at the root of it.

 

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FIVE MEDICAL REASONS YOU MAY FEEL TIRED

When it comes to combating fatigue, it’s important to first rule out any medical conditions that may be causing you to feel so run down and tired. Medical reasons for feeling fatigued include:

Sleep Apnoea
When your throat narrows or closes due to Sleep Apnoea, this can lead to a restless night’s sleep and often leaves you feeling exhausted the following day.
 
Anaemia
Iron deficiency is one of the most common reasons for feeling tired and run down. Anaemia makes your muscles feel especially heavy and makes you become exhausted very quickly.

Glandular Fever
This common viral infection causes extreme fatigue, along with a fever and swollen glands. Glandular Fever is especially prevalent among teenagers and young adults. Although it usually clears up within six to eight weeks, the fatigue can linger.

Diabetes
Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes can leave you feeling tired due to too high or too low blood sugar levels.

Mental Health
Depression and anxiety both play a part in making you feel fatigued. Both can prevent you from getting enough sleep or good quality sleep, which leaves you feeling drained the next day.
 

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MANAGING FATIGUE AFTER A VIRAL INFECTION

Fatigue is a normal response your body has when fighting a viral infection. If you have suffered from coronavirus, one of its lasting effects is fatigue, so it’s important to still take time to rest and stay lightly active. To help get over this extreme tiredness, try getting yourself into a daily routine as this helps your body to stabilise itself. As you begin to improve, it’s important to remember to keep a healthy, balanced lifestyle with quality rest and routine both physically and mentally. If you find these lifestyle changes aren’t helping enough and have ruled out any health conditions that may be the root of the problem, you can take several health supplements to beat fatigue. 
 
Lily & Loaf’s natural, nutritional adult supplements can provide a perfect way of complementing your diet. They can ensure you get the right amount of energy-boosting nutrients you need every day to help recapture your vitality and zest for life. Our supplements can be used as part of a healthy lifestyle plan to meet your daily dietary requirements, support your wellness goals, and improve your overall general health.

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HOME REMEDIES TO BEAT FATIGUE

There is a wide range of ways to fight fatigue naturally, and we’ve listed just a handful below to get you feeling back to your usual self.

 
Foods that help beat fatigue
Getting the day off to a good start means having a nutritious breakfast. This will help keep your blood sugar levels steady and will set you up for the day ahead. Some foods that can help boost energy levels and get you feeling more alert are: 

  • Eggs
  • Bananas
  • Almonds
  • Watermelon
  • Kale
  • Chia seeds
  • Oats

What supplements can you take to help combat fatigue?
Our supplements include essential vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin C, Vitamin B and Magnesium, all known to reduce tiredness and fatigue.We also offer a range of Lily & Loaf organic essential oils, which use the complex aromatic and health-boosting properties from some of the finest botanicals to help give your energy a boost.Our best-selling products for beating fatigue and boosting your energy levels are:

Antioxidant Vitamin C provides a wide range of health benefits and is well known for its role in immune health, the protection of cells from oxidative stress, and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. This specially formulated product carefully blends 1,000mg of Vitamin C in a base of rosehip extract, acerola extract, rutin, lemon bioflavonoids and hesperidin complex derived from natural sources

Nature’s Sunshine - Magnesium (90 Capsules)

Magnesium contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism, muscle function, protein synthesis, and regular bone maintenance. It is required for normal psychological function and contributes to a reduction in tiredness and fatigue.When the body becomes deficient in energy-producing fuel, it breaks down muscle protein to create energy. This process can cause fatigue and other problems. Researchers have found that many people with this type of discomfort respond to supplements containing Malic Acid, Magnesium’s active ingredient.

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Disclaimer:
Information and other content provided in Lily & Loaf blogs should not be construed as medical advice and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise. If you have any medical concerns, you should consult with your health care provider.