In a career spanning over two decades, Manisha Sood has worked with Microsoft India, SanDisk, Kodak India and Modi Olivetti. She has over two dozen leadership awards and citations to her credit. A Chemistry graduate from Bombay University, she has a diploma in Computer Science from IITC, Mumbai.
Changing lifestyles mean that 3 out of 5 people are victims of fatigue. There are plenty of common reasons for feeling fatigued day after day. Maybe a short-term sleep loss problem has escalated or maybe you're working too hard. A big change in your life (like a change in job), bad eating habits, lack of exercise are some of the major causes for such a syndrome.
Fatigue is a lingering tiredness that is constant and limiting. With fatigue, you have unexplained, persistent, and relapsing exhaustion. It's similar to how you feel when you have the flu or have missed a lot of sleep. If you have chronic fatigue, or systemic exertion intolerance disease (SEID), you may wake in the morning feeling as though you've not slept. Or you may be unable to function at work or be productive at home. You may be too exhausted even to manage your daily affairs.
Lack of sleep isn't the only thing sapping your energy. Little things you do (and don't) can exhaust you both mentally and physically, which can make getting through your day a chore. Hence keeping a check on the activities that cause such a syndrome is utmost important, as it not only hinders with your work performance, but can also be hazardous for your health in the long run.
One of the main reasons for lack of energy is skipping your daily work-out regime. It is very important to exercise regularly as it increases the blood flow, improves circulation and hence leaves you feeling energised and less fatigue.
A minimum of 20 minutes of walking boosts strength and endurance, helps make your cardiovascular system run more efficiently, and delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissue. So the next time you're tempted to crash on the couch, go for a walk and complete atleast 10,000 steps on a daily basis - your body will thank you.
A minimum of 20 minutes of walking boosts strength and endurance, helps make your cardiovascular system run more efficiently, and delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissue.
Apart from exercise, being even slightly dehydrated-as little as 2% of normal fluid loss-takes a toll on your energy levels. Dehydration causes a reduction in blood volume, which makes the blood thicker. This requires your heart to pump less efficiently, reducing the speed at which oxygen and nutrients reach your muscles and organs, which in turn causes lack of energy. Hence, it is very important to keep a check on your daily consumption of fluids and match the average fluid consumption for a healthy working body. It also helps you reduce the unwanted calories, improves your skin and helps increase your productivity throughout the day.
Sound sleep of 6-8 hours in a day is of utmost importance to avoid fatigue. Hence, you should also keep a good check on your sleep pattern for better and healthier functioning of the body,
As tiredness accompanies so many common diseases, not to mention ordinary ageing, a better understanding of its causes could improve quality of life for pretty much everybody. Hence, keep a check on your calories and water intake, walk that extra mile, sleep well and most importantly be happy with whatever it is that you are doing for a healthy and better lifestyle as these little changes can go a long way.
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Rajendra Ishi1256 days ago
Saranathan Lakshminarasimhan1269 days ago
works out will help you getting ore strength and stamina
Pandurang Velapure1271 days ago
LIKE VERY MUCH