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It’s summer, yay! Beautiful colours, fun things to do, lots of parties, etc. summer is like a gift that keeps on giving, and we are all pretty much excited about summer. With everything going on and the heat, it’s easy to feel tired all the time. Contrary to what you think, it might not be as a result of partying too hard. So how do you prevent fatigue this summer?
Fatigue is a serious problem, and it’s usually very high during summer. It causes a reduced level of performance even at your job, you start feeling sick, and it can also stop you from fully experiencing summer.
To prevent fatigue, you need to understand what causes it, then and only then can you do something about it. Fatigue is caused by a combination of what you consume and your lifestyle. For most people, drinking water is how they prevent fatigue, although that’s great, you need to do more.
To get you started on the right track to beating fatigue this summer, here are 10 juicy tips for you.
1. Drink enough water
The most common cause of fatigue this summer is dehydration. Different things can cause dehydration, but what you need to do about it is to drink more water. Not sugary drinks, but water. Water is close to the body’s fluids and can easily get absorbed. Practice drinking the right amount of water your body needs daily, and maybe a little more.
2. Eat the right foods
What you eat goes a long way in affecting how you feel. If you are not getting the right nutrients, you will feel weird. Prioritize eating a balanced diet this summer. You can try cooking your meals or order healthier options from the menu when you visit restaurants.
3. Get enough sleep
It’s true, there is a lot to do this summer; everyone is having fun, and you want to go out and party all night, but your body needs rest. No, sleeping is not for losers; sleeping is you taking care of your body. When you sleep, your body recharges itself naturally, and you will notice an increase in energy all day long. Try to get enough sleep at night and stick to a regular sleep pattern.
4. Ease up on the shots next time
There is usually more alcohol consumption during the summer, but this can easily build up to fatigue. Alcohol disrupts your body’s functions, especially your ability to have a sound sleep. It stops you from sleeping as deep, and so robs your body of the chance to recharge naturally. Alcohol can also build up to dehydration. Watch your alcohol consumption, especially at night so that you can get a good night sleep.
5. Exercise Daily
Regular exercise can boost the body’s energy levels. It aids blood circulation and increases energy levels through endorphins. Getting some minutes of exercise in the morning will go a long way to fight off fatigue. We also advise that you sneak in some throughout the day by doing simple activities such as taking the stairs.
6. How about one less cup of coffee
Your caffeine intake can cause fatigue because it disrupts your sleep, and it can lead to dehydration of your muscles. Opt for healthier ways to get energy like any of these mentioned tips or drink infused water.
7. Prioritize your mental health
With everything going on, it is easy to sink into anxiety or depression during the summer. Prioritize your mental health; practice affirmations, see a doctor and surround yourself with positivity.
8. Keep your iron level in check
Low iron level is a common cause of fatigue, especially in women because of blood loss during menstruation. Consciously eat foods that are rich in iron such as meat, vegetables, whole grains, and nuts.
9. Quit smoking
If you have been trying to stop smoking, this is a great time to kick the habit to the curb. Smoking is dangerous to your lungs, and it reduces the amount of oxygen your body is getting, this, in turn, reduces your energy. Try therapy and medication to help you stop smoking. Follow here to find out ways to quit smoking.
10. Talk to your doctor
If you have tried all of these and still feel tired, talk to your doctor. There might be an underlying health condition responsible for your fatigue.
There you have it, 10 proven ways to prevent fatigue this summer. It’s summertime! So you need all the energy to match the activities going on.
Elijah Adah is the founder and CEO of Rextic Media, a full-service digital marketing agency that helps small businesses grow and increase revenue and profit. He is a full-stack web developer by day and by night, a writer. He writes on tech, business, startups, marketing, travels & pretty much any topic that catches his fancy. He is also an Otaku (Japanese anime addict) while not coding or writing.