Feeling tired is no fun, especially when the weather gets cold and all you want to do is stay under your duvet and let your body sink into the mattress. Although your boss may think your lazy and you partner might think you are getting old there might actually be genuine reasons why you feel less than inspired to do anything other than sleep. Sitting in a constant state of fatigue can be caused by an array of different issues of which we are going to touch on. First of all, let’s see why it is so important to fully recuperate with a good night’s sleep for your goals as an athlete. When you fall into a deep sleep this allows growth hormone levels to increase which is responsible for optimum muscle and joint recovery as well as fat loss. So why are you always tired?
Maybe the most common and over used explanation for a number of health related issues is a lack of water but it often carries substance. It is thought that as much as 80% of the British population are dehydrated at any one time, an insanely large proportion! Instantly the body becomes drained after all, water helps the body function. This is a very easy fix, just drink a minimum of 1 litre per 50lbs of body weight a day – simples.
This is another very common reason for hyper-fatigue because a lot of people in the western world are magnesium deficient. Magnesium is an essential mineral which allows the muscles to relax, as where calcium helps them contract. Driving magnesium levels back up into ‘’normal’’ levels means that you should enjoy much better sleep quality. This will also help with body composition when you consider that magnesium helps with insulin sensitivity, with the cells
Another vitamin which way too many of the western world are deficient in, which can and will upset sleep patterns. The easiest way to get your vitamin D levels up is to enjoy more time in the sun (don’t burn) and use high dosages of vitamin D3 every 4-5 days.
Foods which cause inflammation within your body will potentially make you feel fatigued. Why? Simple because you are processing foods which your body doesn’t like! It is often pretty obvious which foods don’t agree with you, logging a diary of how certain foods make you feel helps. However, if you really want to go that extra mile then get a ‘’comprehensive metabolic test’’ which will expose any foods which really don’t get on with your body.
Hopefully these points will hold the answer to your problems with fatigue!