7 Reasons You Are Always Stressed
Some of you think lack of sleep is the only thing sucking up your energy and causing you stress, but that’s not true.
Little things you do or skip can exhaust you both mentally and physically, which can make getting through your day difficult. Here are some common bad habits that can make you feel tired and simple lifestyle modifications that will take stress away from your life.
The food you eat fuels your body, and when you sleep, your body continues using what you consumed at dinner the night before to keep your blood pumping and flowing. So, when you wake up in the morning, you need to refuel with breakfast. Skip it and you will feel sluggish all day long. Eating breakfast is like starting a fire in your body by kick-starting your metabolism. For a good breakfast, include oatmeal with protein powder and a dab of peanut butter; a smoothie made with fruits, protein powder, low fat milk, and almond butter; or eggs with two slices of whole wheat toast and low fat Greek yogurts.
Skipping your workout to save energy actually works against you. Regular exercise boost strength and endurance, it helps make your cardiovascular system run more efficiently, and delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissues. So next time you are tempted to just rest your bones think again. You can at least go for a quick walk or do some rope skipping at home before you go to bed.
Not Drinking Enough Water
This is the second reason why you always look stressed. Being even slightly dehydrated as little as 2% of normal fluid loss takes a toll on energy levels, dehydration causes a reduction in blood volume which makes the blood thicker. This requires your blood to pump less efficiently, reducing the speed at which oxygen and nutrients reach your muscles and organs to calculate your normal fluid needs, take your weight in pounds divide in half and drink that number of ounces of fluid a day.
Not Taking Enough Iron
An iron deficiency can leave you feeling sluggish, irritable, weak, and unable to focus. It makes you tired because less oxygen travels to the muscles and cells boost your iron intake to reduce your risk of anemia: load up on lean beef, kidney, and eggs including yolk, dark green leafy vegetables, nuts and peanuts, butter. Pair them with foods high in vitamin C.
Working too Much
There should be a red tape between your office and your home. Working when you should be resting puts you at risk of exhaustion. Relaxing allows your body and mind to rejuvenate and when you get back to the office the next day you will be fresh and energized, creative, efficient and effective like never before.
Consuming too much Caffeine
Some people and maybe including you rely on coffee to stay wakeful and active during office hours. Having two or three cups of coffee may actually be good for your health but scientists have shown that consuming coffee six hours before bedtime might disturb your shut-eye and eventually affect your health.
Staying up Late on Weekends
Burning the midnight oil on Saturday night and then sleeping on Sunday morning leads to difficulty falling asleep Sunday night and a sleep deprived Monday morning, since staying in can cramp your social life, try to wake up close to your normal time the following morning, and then take a nap in the afternoon. Napping for 20 minutes or so allows the body to recharge without entering the deeper stages of sleep, which can cause you to wake more tired.
If you observe these seven health tips perfectly, you will always feel strong and be in good shape at all times.