Fatigue is a symptom, not a disease, and it’s experienced differently by different people. For example, the fatigue you feel at the end of a long day or after a time zone change might feel similar to the fatigue resulting from an illness. The difference is that fatigue from stress or lack of sleep usually subsides after a good night’s rest, while other fatigue is more persistent and may be debilitating even after restful sleep.
How do you know if your low energy is caused by underlying disease or is the result of lifestyle factors, stress, poor diet, lack of sleep, or normal aging?
Make breakfast a priority. Something small is better than nothing at all.
- A healthy diet combined with exercise can really make a difference in how we feel during the day.
- Sneak exercise into your daily routine to stay fit and full of energy.
- Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
- Ride your bike or walk to work or school.
- Stretch or exercise while watching TV.
Starting your day with some food will help you feel more alert. Decide right now what to have for breakfast tomorrow morning.