We all have days when we’re tired, whether it’s due to staying up late, fighting an illness or working long hours.
But when being tired becomes your norm and not the exception, then it’s time to look and see what’s going on.
Here are 8 possible reasons why you’re always tired, along with ways you can start feeling more energized—fast!
#1: An overwhelmed immune system
For most of the history of mankind, chemicals were completely unheard of.
Now we currently have over 90,000 chemicals in our food, environment and medications!
These are completely foreign to your body--especially your immune system that must figure out how to deal with this chemical onslaught.
The result? You are FAR more susceptible to energy-sapping infections and viruses.
What to do: In addition to avoiding chemically-laced processed foods, probiotic supplementation is your ticket to sharper immune function.
And when it comes to a probiotic supplement that is up to the task, look no farther than Super Shield multi-strain probiotic formula!
Super Shield’s 13 strains of feisty, well studied friendly bacteria are ready to help strengthen your gut wall, fight harmful microbes, encourage better digestion and support strong immune system functioning!
#2: Inadequate sleep
Up until the invention of the light bulb, the average person got 9 hours of sleep per night.
Now thanks to lights, TVs, computers, electronic devices and longer workdays we’re down to an average of 6.5 hours per night….and that’s not enough for your body and mind to rejuvenate.
What to do: If you’re a night owl, it’s time to change your ways. Turn off the TV, power down the computer and iPad, and get some decent rest. At least 7- 8 hours should be your goal.
#3: Sluggish thyroid or exhausted adrenals
Your thyroid is your Grand Central Station of metabolism, and that includes creating energy from your foods.
So if you have low-functioning thyroid (which is becoming increasingly common due to autoimmunity, medications, stress, toxins and heavy metal exposure) you are practically guaranteed to be dragging as a result.
Plus your adrenal glands signal your body to create energy when you are under physical or mental stress.
Problem is, many people have chronic ongoing stress—and this exhausts your adrenal glands so they can’t do their job as well or at all…
And your energy can come crashing down as a result.
What to do: If you suspect thyroid or adrenal hormone deficiencies may be an issue for you, it’s time to have your hormone levels tested and get appropriate treatment.
In addition, lowering stress is vital, so do whatever you need to do. Hint: Regular exercise (mentioned in #4 below) is a great stress reliever.
#4: Lacking exercise
Exercise leads to an interesting phenomenon--it requires energy, but it also creates energy.
As you become fitter, all of your organs work better because they're getting the oxygen and glucose they need and eliminating toxins -- and that means increased energy!
What to do: You don't need to join a gym--even walking at a decent pace for at least 30 minutes is fine. According to research presented by the American Heart Association, women who walked briskly each week reported almost 20 percent more energy than their couch potato peers.
So get your doctor’s OK and get going!
#5: Nutrient deficiencies
Thanks to our typical diets loaded with processed foods, refined carbs and trans-fats, our poor bodies are suffering from droves of nutrient deficiencies.
What to do: Keep it real—as in wholesome real foods including meats, poultry, fish, fresh vegetables and fruits, eggs, real butter and dairy (preferably organic).
Avoid processed, packaged “stuff-in-a-box” and do most your grocery shopping in the outer perimeter of the store where the real foods are.
Diabetics have trouble using glucose properly, and since glucose is your body’s main source of energy, one of the common symptoms of diabetes is fatigue.
What to do: See a doctor and get tested if you suspect diabetes may be an issue. (This is especially true if you are also experiencing frequent thirst and increased urination.)
Cleaning up your diet is important here too—especially avoiding refined sugars and starches.
#7: Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a disorder characterized by brief interruptions of breathing during sleep.
With sleep apnea, your upper airway closes or collapses for a few seconds, which alerts your brain to wake you up to begin breathing again.
What to do: See a doctor for a sleep evaluation. In addition, this is another condition where your weight makes a difference. Overweight people tend to have more or worse sleep apnea than slimmer people.
#8: Poor digestion
Nothing your body does demands more energy than digestion.
So if you frequently suffer from heartburn, gas, bloating or constipation (all signs of wrecked digestion) you can find yourself dragging as a result!
The key to having sound digestion is to eat meals that your body can more easily break down and make sure you have enough digestive enzymes to do the job.
The Great Taste No Pain health system can show you how to structure high-energy, more easily digestible meals that are made from nutrient-rich REAL foods and taste positively fantastic! All it requires is a few simple modifications to the foods you pair together and it makes all the difference in the world!
Plus Digestizol Max enzyme formula can pinch-hit where your body might be running low in its ability to produce adequate enzymes. Its blend of 15 plant-derived enzymes can help your body tackle virtually anything you eat and pave the way for comfortable, complete digestion.
Say goodbye to always being tired and hello to a more energized you!
To your health,