Inconsistent lifestyle patterns, poor dietary intake, stress and no physical exercise contribute largely to fatigue and exhaustion. Tiredness has become a very common occurrence, and if left untreated, has a tendency to chronicity.
Reasons Of Fatigue And Tiredness
Causes for tiredness and fatigue include:
- Extreme physical exertion
- Undue stress
- Emotional turmoil and mental strain
- Poor sleep, disturbed sleep
- Anemia or reduced levels of hemoglobin in the body
- Thyroid irregularities: Hypothyroidism or Hyperthyroidism
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Respiratory tract diseases
Home Remedies For Tiredness
Make sure you include the following foods in to your daily diet.
- Dates: dates are known as an energy food. Eat at least 5 dates daily. They supply loads of natural sugar and plenty of iron as well. Thus, they fight anemia, a very important cause for tiredness.
- Cinnamon: cinnamon has soothing and warming properties. It stimulates the body and improves its working. Cinnamon acts like a revitalizing and rejuvenating agent; it also combats infective agents which tend to weaken the body. Have a decoction of powdered cinnamon with water, once, everyday.
- Herbal tea: herbal teas, such as: chamomile, holy basil, mint, peppermint and lemon grass are recommended by most experts. Herbal tea flushes the system clean and makes you feel light and energetic.
Exercises For Tiredness And Fatigue
Yoga and pranayama promise to ease fatigue and raise energy levels significantly. The practice of yoga encourages you to find physical and mental balance in life. The following yoga postures will help you battle weariness; pep up your energy levels and revitalize you.
Shashankasana (the rabbit or hare pose):
- Sit on to your heels. Place your hands on your thighs.
- Now, raise your hands and tilt your body forwards. Let the hands touch the floor. Stretch the body forwards as much as you can, and let the head rest on to the floor.
- Relax in to the pose and breathe normally.
- Hold the pose for 5 minutes.
- It is a highly soothing and restorative pose. Holding the pose as long as you can, makes you feel calm and composed; and fights stress very effectively. It boosts energy levels and buoys you up appreciably.
Taadasana (the palm tree pose):
- Stand straight, with the feet shoulder width apart.
- Clasp you hands together, and raise them above the head and stretch them upwards.
- Push your entire body upwards, so that you feel a pull all along the sides of the legs, tummy, chest and hands.
- You may also, raise the entire body, by going on to your toes.
- Hold the pose till the count of 20 and relax.
- Taadasana energizes the muscles of the body and makes you feel active and alert. The stretching eases pain and discomfort associated with physical stress. It makes you feel revived and refreshed.