Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

The Fit Factor

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

The Fit Factor

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Byline: David Fairlamb

TIREDNESS and exhaustion are fairly common problems in society today. They are often linked to lifestyle, mood or the build-up of stresses Our lifestyles have always included behaviours that can lead to feelings of tiredness. However, modern life seems to have exacerbated the pressures we face.

Living in a world where technology has created a society that never sleeps, many people are running lives at high speed and rarely taking any time out. As a result, the behaviours that have always been there have snowballed, leading to feelings of exhaustion and fatigue. These behaviours include: | Drinking alcohol too often and too much of it | Consuming too much caffeine. | Working late shifts or longer hours because we feel pressure to do so.

| Long commutes leading to hugely long days and weeks.

| Snacking on the go leading to consuming more processed or sugar laden foods | Not getting enough exercise. | Pressures of work and day to day life means less time is dedicated to relax and recuperate.

Of course there could be many reasons why tiredness and fatigue is effecting your life but one think is for sure, making sure your diet and lifestyle is the best it can be can only help and for many, make a huge difference.

Here are a few tips to help you: Avoid Toxins Stick to natural products avoid as many toxins as you can, especially the obvious ones like sugar, caffeine and alcohol and try to eat what we were designed to. In other words, fresh natural foods, eg lean meats, fish, vegetables, fruit, salad and eggs.

Water Staying hydrated is essential for our energy levels. Studies show even mild dehydration can cause tiredness.

Rethink your lunch Eating more lean protein-based foods rather than carbohydrates will help you avoid that afternoon fatigued feeling. …

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