A chill is in the air, and autumn storms are rolling in. As the leaves start falling this season, you may notice your energy levels dropping too! Fall fatigue is not uncommon, but I’m sharing some of my tried-and-true ways to fight that lazy, tired-all-the-time feeling we get as the year winds down.
Here are my fatigue-fighting tips!
Break a Sweat
One of the best ways to fight that tired feeling is to exercise! If you’re badly in need of a refresher, sign up for a new class you’ve never tried before. If you just can’t find the time in your schedule to go to the gym or take a fitness class, put on your favorite sneakers and go for a walk or jog in the park. Once you begin working up a sweat and get your circulation working, you’ll lose that fatigue quickly.
Drink Plenty of Water
As temperatures cool down, we often forget to hydrate as we should. Dehydration zaps energy and leaves us feeling sluggish, so it’s especially important to drink our eight ounces of water, eight times a day. If you drink enough water every day, you’ll be amazed by the health benefits. The least of these is a new rush of energy to carry you through the day!
Tuck in Early and Ditch the Phone
We’re all guilty of scrolling through Facebook and Instagram in bed while we’re waiting to feel tired. However, staring at your phone can make falling asleep even harder, and you’ll wind up losing hours of potential sleep. Make a point to put your phone on the charger and pick up a book instead. Putting bedtime routines in place to wind down, relax and get to sleep earlier will increase your energy during the day.
Is Something Fishy? Just Your Vitamins!
If you’re not a fan of seafood, it’s time to learn to love our fishy friends. Fish oil is filled with nutrients that help our brain stay alert and lessen reaction times. When you add plenty of Omega-3s to your diet, you’ll notice you feel much less fatigued throughout the day.
Can’t stand fish? That’s okay, most drugstores and major retailers stock fish oil supplements in the vitamin and medicines aisle.
Now before you go overboard, understand that it’s better for your blood sugar levels to eat six smaller meals throughout the day than three large ones. By consistently grazing on small meals throughout the day, you’ll keep your body and mind alert and level. Have you ever noticed you suddenly need a nap after a big, carb-heavy meal? You won’t have to worry about that when breaking your meals into smaller portions throughout the day.
What are your favorite ways to fight fall fatigue? Tell me in the comments below!