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Beating Fatigue before it Beats You

Updated on March 14, 2011

We all do our best to live long and hope our health will be free of illness and diseases. We endlessly search for nutritional supplements to boost our stamina, to improve and enhance our immune system and health in general. Unfortunately fatigue is a common denominator that affects our health and that most of us take for granted.

We have to learn to analyze our lifestyle in the first place, so we can help and set ourselves in the right track to improve our health.

If you feel that fatigue is taking a toll on your health then what you firstly should do is create a simple dairy of your everyday chores. Your agenda will do nicely. Jot down what you do every single day.

Include in this dairy every single thing you do once you wake up. Whether doing breakfast and preparing the kids to school, sorting your work and errands for the day and so on!

Note down the amount of physical exercise and emotional burden you get and the kinds of demand that are made on you by your family, friends, neighbors and work.

Include your time with your co-workers and people around you and your time alone either at work or at home. Note down the times and places when you feel fatigued.

Maybe at this stage you could start to see a pattern where fatigue is affecting your health, at work or at home! Or maybe in between! Honestly ask yourself if it is better or worse around public!

How do you feel in a crowded bus or in a gridlock in your car? Link your fatigue diary with your activity schedule, and look for more patterns.

If your job is always sitting in front of a monitor and it puts you under regular stress and anxiety, you can always take some small breaks to move your legs around so you can feel more relaxed.

If your job is of the PR and you constantly need to spend a lot of time with other people, create some personal time for yourself. Go do your paper/laptop work someplace else alone and list some social breaks with friends and have some fun.

Of course your good health is related to the attention you give to your diet, so eat small quantities but regularly.

It has been proven that people who skip a meal or two or have an inconsistent eating pattern are more fatigue-prone.

Regular and moderate exercise is crucial for good health. On weekends do not overdo yourself in physical activities that you are not used to during your working week. Your body needs up to 72 hours to compose itself after strenuous exercise.

The best exercise is definitely a bit of brisk walk or better yet swimming. But if you decide to go to the gym on a Saturday for instance and you end up overdoing it you could feel the consequences right up until Wednesday.

You also have to ask yourself if you do like your job, friends, home and your way of life. You really have to be honest with yourself on this one because your health is at risk.

Fatigue can ultimately be controlled for a better health. As soon as you discover, and you will in time notice, the patterns that provoke you fatigue and diminish your health! 

Carefully study your records and take action to lessen your fatigue and boost your health.

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      ritakriti 

      7 years ago from India

      Hi its a nice blog. I also like to read on fatugue as my daily routine is too hectic. Nice to read the blog..

    • nelson soares profile imageAUTHOR

      nelson soares 

      8 years ago from Sunny Algarve

      SteveoMc thanks for reading my hub! Talking about naps, like mid afternoon cat naps, have short ones or it could affect your sleeping habits!

      Thanks again!

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      SteveoMc 

      8 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

      It makes me so tired to think of fatigue. Light excercise and napping are the best. I better go take a nap now.

    • nelson soares profile imageAUTHOR

      nelson soares 

      8 years ago from Sunny Algarve

      Thank you all sincerely for the read! Been a bid absent lately but got more info on beating fatigue that i´ll soon enough update on my hub!

      Good health to you all!

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 

      8 years ago from France

      Exactly what I need just now... I know my fatigue is partly due to my ongoing anaemia but analizing where else it comes from ,like you suggest, might help. Thanks for the idea!

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      lauralolita 

      8 years ago from Florida

      I feel like I've lost the battle. Every time I get in the car, it seems like I end up at the nearest convenience store for some form of energy drink. I even wake up tired. I'll definitely have to try some of your ideas, particularly the exercising, never hurt anyone. Thanks for the great tips!

      ~ Laura

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      askjanbrass 

      8 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I agree, great Hub! I find that my diet has an immense influence over my daily fatigue. When I eat fresh fruits and vegetables coupled with other whole, unprocessed foods, I find that I feel much more alert, awake, and energetic. It's great!

    • nelson soares profile imageAUTHOR

      nelson soares 

      8 years ago from Sunny Algarve

      Thanks for reading it thevoice

      In Health

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      thevoice 

      8 years ago from carthage ill

      great hub thanks

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