Rule Out Medical Conditions
If you feel frequent fatigue, schedule an appointment with your doctor. They will test you for conditions that have fatigue as a main symptom, such as:
- Depression and anxiety
- Chronic fatigue
- Congestive heart failure
- Kidney disease
- Autoimmune Disease (if other symptoms present)
Eat Sugar Sparingly
Constantly relying on sugary drinks and snacks to keep you going will also cause you to crash really quickly — you’ve heard it before. So, eat sugar as it was intended, as a treat every once in a while. Pretty much everything prepackaged is going to include sugar unless it’s a health food, which can set you back quite a bit of money. For quick and last energy eat plenty of protein and complex carbohydrates. For example, a multigrain bread and natural nut butter spread sandwich; the bread will keep you full and break down slowly, while the protein and omega-3 fatty acid will combat your fatigue all afternoon.
Take Time For Easy Health Steps
No matter what kind of job you have, everyone is susceptible to the early afternoon yearning for a nap. A few easy things you can do all day, every day that can continually keep you perked up are:
- A five-minute walk every few hours
- Drinking cold water throughout the day
Cheap Wake-Ups to Stock Up On
Two things in particular — mint and tea. Tea has caffeine (although nothing compared to coffee) but it also contains L-theanine, which also fights fatigue. Mint is a smell and flavor that wakes up your senses. Research shows that people who inhale minty fragrances could see an increase in time spent exercising. What to have on hand at work:
- Mint tea
- Flavored black teas
- Mints and mint gum
- Lotions and chapstick containing mint
Take Electronics Breaks
Take a no-electronics lunch break, take time when you get home to visit with family, read a book, listen to music, or take a walk — no TV, computer, phones needed. A few times during the day at work try not to multi-task at work; put your phone away while you work for an hour or two in the morning and in the afternoon. This will also increase your attention span to get you through all those reports!
Don’t wait any longer. Drop by your local ARCpoint Labs today or schedule an appointment for your wellness test.