Why Do I Feel So Weak?

If you have chronic exhaustion and feel tired and weak all the time, always check with your health care professional first. If the doctor says it’s not due to illness, then it’s time to take action. We can help you at Next Level Fitness in Irvine, CA. Sometimes the problem can come from being inactive. Sitting too long can actually wear you out. Take frequent breaks if you’re sitting for long hours and get moving. Stretch, walk or even do mild calisthenics. It all helps to get your blood circulating and boost your energy level.

Is stress causing the problem, by wiping out your energy?

While working hard physically can leave you tired, it’s a good type of tired that lets you fall asleep fast. Mental work and emotional stress can create the same exhaustion and sleep doesn’t come easy, so you never feel completely rested. If your life is an emotional blender, it’s time to take a break. You can get professional help from a therapist if it’s overwhelming or burn off some of that stress in the gym. We can help create a program that will work you hard, burn off the hormones of stress and help you sleep at night.

Maybe you’re tossing and turning at night and not getting quality sleep.

It’s not all about how much time you spend in bed, but also about the quality of your sleep. As mentioned earlier, exercise can help you sleep better, but so can diet. Eating food high in B-vitamins and magnesium can help with stress. If you’re having problems sleeping, certain foods at bedtime can help, such as bananas that are high in magnesium, a bit of honey in tea or warm milk can help. Make sure the room is completely dark and cooler for the best sleep.

Just drink more water.

Dehydration can create the feeling of exhaustion and a bottle of water could make the difference. Dehydration can have many symptoms but feeling weak and tired is definitely one of those. Try drinking a cold, refreshing glass of water and do it every hour or two. You may notice the difference almost immediately. Dehydration can also cause other problems that you might not have considered. It can cause foggy brain, irritability and even mimic signs of dementia. Older individuals are more prone to it, but chronic mild dehydration can also affect the young.

  • You may have a problem with blood glucose levels. You don’t have to be diabetic to have this problem. When you eat sugary treats, it sends your energy high and then it plummets a few hours later. Eat more protein and fiber.
  • If you didn’t have a doctor check for anemia, do so, especially if you have shortness of breath, digestive issues and pale skin, which are other signs. Increased consumption of foods high in B-12, iron, vitamin C and folic acid help.
  • Adrenal fatigue is relatively common. It causes disturbed sleep, aches and pains, weight gain and low immunity. Eat protein, healthy fat and avoid simple carbs, especially those with added sugar. Include basil and other adaptogenic herbs in your diet.
  • Are you depressed? It’s not uncommon. Depression can come from stress, poor diet or too much alcohol or the opposite, too much caffeine. Gut health is also important in fighting depression. Try exercise, diet change, or meditation and other relaxation techniques.

For more information, contact us today at Next Level Fitness

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