It’s normal to feel exhausted after a long day. However, many women also feel fatigued even in the
middle of the day, and even after getting a full night’s sleep. These women struggle with finding the
energy to do the activities that they want to do. Fortunately there are ways to combat these episodes
of tiredness and to boost your energy.
1.) Take a walk outside
This may seem counter-intuitive to many people. Shouldn’t exercise make you more tired? But
experiments have shown that low-to-moderate exercise, such as a 10-minute walk around the block,
actually increases one’s energy. Not only that, but the effect can last for up to two hours.
2.) Reduce stress
Feeling a lot of anxiety, worry, and anger can take a major toll on your energy level. Over a long
enough time period these emotions can severely affect us both physically and mentally, leaving
us very tired even when we’ve gotten enough sleep. Experts recommend that you reduce stress
by either exercise or by taking part in relaxing activities such as reading, listening to music, or just
talking with a friend.
3.) Take a power nap
This is probably the most obvious solution for those who are feeling tired in the middle of the day,
but that doesn’t mean it’s not a good idea. Power naps of up to 60 minutes are a great way to
recuperate from things like information overload, and can help you feel refreshed without ruining
your sleep schedule.
4.) Drink more water
Dehydration isn’t simply feeling thirsty; it can also manifest as feeling tired and fatigued. If you’re
feeling tired, try drinking a glass of water and see how it makes you feel. You should also make sure
to replenish your fluids after exercising, and to stay hydrated throughout the day. Reducing alcohol
intake is also a good idea when trying to reduce fatigue.
5.) Eat more grains, eat less sugar
Blood sugar imbalance can also cause you to feel tired. Eating sugar gives you a temporary boost
in energy, but you inevitably crash later and feel more tired than before. By refraining from eating
sugar, and instead eating more whole grains, your energy will stay consistent and you’ll avoid that
steep drop in energy that comes with eating sugar.