Have you ever experienced feeling sleepy and tired as early as 8 o’clock in the morning even though you just woke up 2 or 3 hours earlier? Have you ever found yourself yawning and wanting to crawl back to your bed even though you’ve just finished eating your breakfast?
Many people have had this experience, and according to health experts, there are three (3) reasons why this is happening. If you or someone you know is going through this, then I suggest you read on so you will know why and also so you will know what to do.
First Reason: Poor Diet
You read it right! Your diet has so much to do about how you feel! This is the truth: if you eat too much carbs, you will feel heavy and lousy! Yes, carbs are energy foods, and you need carbs so you will have the energy to do your tasks. Eating too much carbs, however, is not good for you. Carbs are heavy and they turn into sugar, and when this happens, your body reacts negatively. So if you want to feel good and light and up and about, nutrition and health experts suggest eating plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits. Protein is also good, so make sure you also eat protein-rich food, but only enough to fill your daily requirement. Bottom line, if you want to be active, eat healthy!
Second Reason: No Exercise
The reality is this (and to many this can be a harsh reality): if you don’t exercise at all, you will end up always tired. Now some people argue that the opposite is true – it is when you exercise that you get tired. This is false! The more you exercise, the lesser the body becomes easily tired. This is because exercise jumpstarts the bodies system; it puts the body into “drive mode” or active mode. So if you want to be active? Exercise!
Third Reason: Lack of Sleep
Remember the last time you slept late because you finished reading a book or a movie; how did you feel the following morning? I bet you felt okay at first. But what if you do this regularly – you sleep late almost always? Then you end up always tired, irritable, less pleasant, and just miserable. The body needs to be well-rested so it can function well and it can repair itself, and the body’s only way of getting re-charged is when it gets enough sleep. So get enough sleep, at least 6 to 7 straight hours every night. When you do this, you will not only feel better, you will also look better. Here are some additional tips to get a goon night’s sleep: don’t drink anything with caffeine 2 to 3 hours before your bedtime; do some exercise 3 to 4 hours before your scheduled bedtime; avoid midnight snacks; and turn off the TV.
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