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Health: 8 Reasons why we feel so Tired & the Remedies

Updated on July 9, 2015

Have you ever wondered why sometimes you feel so tired, even though you haven’t done much work or exerted yourself? Here are 8 Reasons below with tips to help.


1) Sugar - Sweets and soft/fizzy drinks make our energy levels drop. It’s better to combine them with fibre, which will slow down the sugar absorption into the bloodstream. Cut down on sugar and soft drinks.

2) Lack of Sleep - Not having enough sleep will make a person feel lethargic. The average person needs 6 – 8 hours of sleep. So, get enough Sleep and try not to stay up late.

3) Caffeine - Many can’t live without Coffee. Caffeine actually gives the body a boost of energy, but tiredness and irritability could kick in later. Maybe that’s why some people have so many cups a day, to keep them on a high. Caffeine should be taken in moderation.

Cut down on Caffeine

4) No Exercise - Exercise provides energy. Lack of it could make you feel lethargic. Get your blood pumping by moving your body. It also makes the brain sharper.

5) Processed Foods - Eat more healthy and fresh food. It will make you feel more alive. Examples, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, proteins, salmon, walnuts and for oil - use olive oil. It’s the best.

6) Dehydration - Ensure you drink enough water to help blood flow to your organs. When the body is dehydrated, the brain slows down and makes one tired. At a minimum, 6 – 8 glasses. Be sure to drink enough water to replace what you lose through your daily activities.

7) Stress - Set time aside for relaxation. You could also listen to soft music, meditate, do yoga, watch a film, read, sit in the garden, the park, hang out with friends - just do something that you like, that would also help reduce your stress levels. This is very important, particularly if you look after young kids all day.

Find Time to Relax

8) Negative people - Negative people can wear you out. As much as possible, avoid staying too long in their company because sometimes you can’t avoid them. Spend quality time with people who bring out the best in you, not those who drag you down or tear you down with words. Keep your circle positive. ¸.·*☆


Useful info:

The Hidden Dangers of Caffeine



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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Rasta

      I'm glad you love it. Best Wishes.

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      Marvin Parke 6 years ago from Jamaica

      Simple accurate, love it. I feel energized already.

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Sam.

      Glad you stopped by and thanks for sharing it. :)

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      sam209 6 years ago

      Great hub Ms Lady! And very useful! Definitely gotta share this one!

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      @Injured Lamb

      I checked your profile to see if your first name was there..... Thanks for stopping. Lovely to hear from you again.

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      @Always Exploring

      Lol. Yes it can be... I have to ensure my computer is switched for some hours in the day. It's distracting. Thanks for stopping.

      @Deborrah K Ogans

      Thanks for stopping. Always a pleasure to see you.

      Hugs to your new grandchild.

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      Injured lamb 6 years ago

      Agree with you much especially the remedies for doing the exercise and stay away from the negative people...thanks for this useful sharing Lady_E, cheers!

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 6 years ago

      Lady E, WONDERFUL! Insightful, Inspiring & Encouraging! Great suggestions! Thank you for sharing, In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      A great helpful article. Eating healthy and staying fit is so important. Finding the time to exercise with the computer is a real problem..Thank you Elena

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      @Robin Kemp

      Hi Robin, thanks for stopping. Nice to see you.


      Hiya, excellent point you raised - sometimes we have our bad days, but people who know you, would know that it's unusual and you will bounce back to your lovely self.

      Cheers. :)

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK


      Hi Prasetio, thanks for stopping. I learn even more from you. Take care.


      Thanks for rating it up. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Have a lovely weekend too.

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      anglnwu 6 years ago

      Great tips. Can't agree more on negative people. I got to make sure I'm not one myself on bad days. Thanks and rated up.

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      Robin Kemp 6 years ago

      Great hub. Taking a little moderation with my coffee drinking. Thanks for the extra tips!

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      Hi Lady E,

      A very interesting and useful hub which I award that 'up up and away' to.

      Thank you so much for sharing.

      Take care and enjoy your weekend.


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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Very inspiring hub. I learn many things from you and I should follow your advice. Well done and rated up!


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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      @Just Ask Susan

      Thanks for stopping Susan. Go easy on the exercise. :)


      Well done. It's not easy cutting down on coffee but I'm sure you feel healthier and have more energy. Really good to know. Thanks for sharing.

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      Tara Carbery 6 years ago from Cheshire, UK

      Great hub and so true! I drink too much coffee but have cut down. I'm eating more fruit and veg too. It really does make you feel better and more positive.

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK


      Thanks. I'm glad you found it useful,


      Cheers. Thanks for stopping by and rating it up.

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      Susan Zutautas 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I'm guilty of a few of the above listed reasons. I really need to cut back on my coffee consumption to start with and get more exercise.

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      @KDee411 - Aaawh... thanks for your sweet comment. I'm glad you stopped by.

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      sunasia22 6 years ago from Philippines

      Very informative hub! You have identified all the reasons why we feel tired. Marked useful and interesting! Voted up!

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      Dexi 6 years ago from New England

      Great tips! I start my day with my cup of caffeine. Moderation is key. All true...thanks for sharing.

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      KDee411 6 years ago from Bay Area, California

      Yea because we stay up all night reading good stuff, like yours. Looks good. I finally got another one in