Have you been feeling like your head is up in the clouds, in a mental fog? Do you often feel yourself head to the couch for a mid-afternoon nap?
Chronic fatigue and low energy syndrome affect about 17 million people worldwide, so you are not alone. This can take a toll on how you go about your everyday life.
Obviously, simple chores like vacuuming or running errands aren’t the most exciting activities. But if they feel like an exceedingly overwhelming task, you may be missing out on the small joys of life. A day weighed down by low energy is not a fun experience.
Here are some important factors affecting fatigue:
Emotional Drain – Do you have a negative work environment or a stressful life situation
Lack of Quality Sleep – Do you wake up often in the night? Are you getting at least 7-8 hours a night?
Overstimulation – How much time do you spend on the computer and watching TV?
Poor Nutrition – Are you getting enough B Vitamins, Sodium, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Magnesium, Potassium, and Fiber?
Sedentary Lifestyle – Do you make time for at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week?
Alcohol / Caffeine Use – Are you drinking too much coffee in the morning and/or too much alcohol at night?
Medication – Are you taking antihistamines, a cold remedy, heart medication, or an anti-depressant?
Medical Condition – Do you have cancer, thyroid problems, anemia, obesity, diabetes, sleep apnea, or heart disease?
How a naturopath can help:
A Naturopath looks deep into your daily life to find out what hidden factors may be obstructing your ability to feel energized. I’ll develop a customized plan for boosting your energy levels and getting to the root of your unique reasons for feeling fatigued. It may be a common problem, but it requires an individualized approach to bring relief. Contact me today to set up a consultation.