Tired of being tired? Those words can be used to describe millions of people who cannot narrow down a particular cause, but just generally go through life feeling rundown and out of energy.
Getting through the day takes a lot of energy and by the time you get home from work, all you want to do is fall onto the couch and sleep – only to get back up and do it all over again the next day.
If this is you, know that feeling worn out every day is not normal. You do not have to live with a constant feeling of being tired.
There are some natural remedies to try to help combat feelings of burnout so you can get back to living your life, not just grudging your way through it.
Here are a few of favorites:
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Have your health care provider check your Vitamin D levels the next time you have your bloodwork done.
Up to 50% of the general population is deficient in this vitamin and it can cause tiredness and achiness when low. The recommended dosage is 1,000 to 4,000 international units per day, but your provider will give you a dosage based upon the deficiency that you are experiencing.
This herb is an adaptogen herb, which means it enhances the body’s ability to deal with stress. Stress can be a big contributor to constant tiredness and Rhodiola was found in studies to decrease mental fatigue and increase physical performance, as well as reduce depression symptoms.
How long has it been since you’ve had your iron levels checked? Iron deficiencies can be a key factor in feeling run down and weak.
In some instances, iron deficiencies can be remedied by eating more iron-rich foods, such as meat and seafood. But often a supplement must be used to bring up iron levels to a healthy level.
This vegetable has a high amount of nitrate, which produces nitric oxide in the body. Nitric oxide increases blood and oxygen delivery due to blood vessel relaxation which allows your body to work more efficiently while exercising and moving around.
Having low levels of vitamin B12 goes unnoticed until you are rundown and feel as if you have hit a wall. If you do not get enough B12 from your diet naturally, check in with a physician to get your vitamin B levels checked. If you do have a significant deficiency, a simple B12 injection or supplement can get you feeling back on track.
With all the different natural remedies, there is no excuse for living with tiredness all the time. Take the time to listen to your body and get it the proper attention it needs from your physician or alternative health practitioner.
If you’d like an alternative to Western medicine, a holistic healthcare provider can help you find a more natural solution to your exhaustion. Some insurance plans may even cover certain holistic alternatives to medicine, so be sure to check in with your provider to see what the best payment option is for you.
Christian Worstell is a freelance writer who covers health and lifestyle topics for a range of blogs and media outlets. When he's not behind the desk, he can usually be found on a golf course or spending time with his family.