It is a common thing to feel tired especially after a stressful day or after doing lots of work and engaging in tedious activities. Some people experience this on a daily basis without doing any strenuous work; this type is caused by an underlying health issue.
Medical conditions can be responsible for persistent tiredness and some of them are hormonal imbalance, adrenal fatigue, chronic fatigue syndrome, autoimmune diseases and a weak immune system.
High levels of stress and chronic stress can also cause this; many people who have gone through a long period of stress wake up tired every morning, most of them rely on coffee, drugs and energy drinks and all these are dangerous.
If you experience persistent tiredness without having a cause, you need to see a doctor immediately because it can be a sign of a health problem. The doctor can rule this out or begin treatment immediately if there is such. These remedies, though effective, cannot work for you until you treat the cause.
If yours is caused by a busy lifestyle, stress, unhealthy eating pattern, and lifestyle in general, then these remedies will work for you. In this post, we will be looking at natural ways to reverse tiredness and increase the levels of energy in the body.
Natural Remedies for Tiredness and Exhaustion
Take lots of herbs
Take lots of adaptogenic herbs; they relieve stress, fatigue, and muscle weaknesses, they relieve exhaustion and emotional problems and increase the natural response of the body to stress thus helping the body handle stress better.
They regulate the adrenal glands; their main function is to control hormonal response to stress, they improve overall health and help the whole body overcome stress. They also treat depression, moodiness, and anxiety.
The best adaptogenic herbs available in Nigeria are ginger, ashwagandha, holy basil, ginseng, and Rhodiola. Take them in the form of tea twice daily.
Drink lots of water
Always try to stay hydrated because a little drop in the levels of water in the body can cause exhaustion, tiredness, and fatigue; this is why dehydration should be prevented from happening in the first place and it shouldn’t be taken lightly.
The human body is made of up 70 to 75 percent water; this has to be maintained for the body to be energized and function properly, take not less than 8 cups of water every day, more should be taken during hot weathers and on days when you work harder than usual or engage in a strenuous physical activity or hard exercise.
Carry a water can with you and take little sips at intervals; this will boosts your metabolism and prevent dehydration, take lots of fruits, fruit juices, and coconut water. Avoid soda, alcohol, flavored water and other unhealthy drinks that are loaded with refined sugar and additives that are harmful to the body.
Get quality sleep
Sleep problems can cause exhaustion in the morning; when one has a little amount of sleep in the night, this raises the levels of cortisol which is known as the stress hormone in the morning. This leads to tiredness without doing anything; it affects physical activities and mental performance.
During deep sleep at midnight; lots of repairs are carried on by the body, and the person wakes up feeling energized in the body. An adult should have at least 8 hours of night sleep daily.
This is a better alternative to coffee and other energy drinks; it raises the levels of energy in the body without causing harm, it also has a little amount of caffeine. It helps one burn calories and prevents obesity which is a risk factor of constant tiredness and fatigue.
Take three cups of green tea daily; it will keep you alert and energized; it helps one sleep well at night and relieves the symptoms of stress and tiredness.
Get enough sunlight
Sunlight elevates mood, it energizes the body and regulates the activities of hormones. It relieves stress, depression, moodiness, fatigue and even reproductive problems.
Try to spend 20 to 30 minutes in sunlight each day; avoid high heat of the sun, sunrise and sunset are preferable. You can practice sunbathing at these times.
Do not use sunscreens; they are dangerous. Use fresh aloe vera gel or virgin coconut oil if you want to protect your skin.
Avoid junk foods
Excess of junk foods, refined sugar, refined carbohydrates and sugary drinks cause weaknesses and low levels of energy. Sugary drinks and refined sugar can increase the levels of energy in minutes but it doesn’t last and before you know, everything comes crashing down.
Refined foods and processed carbohydrates have been stripped of all nutrients; therefore they are referred to as “empty calorie” foods because they have nothing to offer to the body.
So eat healthy and organic foods, whole grains and organic animals.
Nuts and seeds
They are rich in omega-3 fatty acids which help to raise the levels of energy; they are also nutritious and help regulate hormone levels and functions.
Take lots of flake seeds, chia seeds, almonds, and walnuts; the ancient Aztecs and Mayan’s warriors ate chia seeds before going to war, this made them strong and alert.
20 minutes of moderate exercises daily will help increase the levels of your energy; it boosts metabolism and enhances overall health. It increases the flow of blood to all cells, tissues, and organs; it increases the levels of oxygen and boosts general health.
Vitamin B12 is known as “energy vitamin” and a deficiency in this will result to constant tiredness and exhaustion; it is involved in the production of energy, it boosts metabolism, increases energy and keeps the body healthy.
Don’t skip meals
Do not skip meals, especially breakfast; this can weaken the body due to a shortage of nutrients. A healthy breakfast boosts metabolism; improves mood and emotions and energizes one.
Breakfast fuels your body and set the tone for the day; skipping breakfast or any other meal causes fatigue and a decreased physical performance.