Feeling Sluggish? This May Be Why

Are you finding that your get up and go has got up and left? It is normal to feel a bit sluggish once in a while, but when that becomes your default mode, something is clearly wrong. Regular sluggishness can be attributable to several things, including the following:

Lack of Exercise

Physical activity is important for people of all ages, and while exercising can tire you out, it also produces brain chemicals that reduce fatigue. So when you feel sluggish, the best thing to do is to force yourself to get up and get moving.

Poor sleeping habits

Are you not getting enough sleep at night? That fatigue will carry over into the next day as you are running on empty energy-wise. Do what you have to do to ensure that you have a regular good night’s sleep. Or it will come back to bite you the next day.

You need to lose some weight

Having extra pounds means that your body has to work that much harder and you will then run out of energy that much faster. Talk to your doctor about what is the ideal weight for your height and age, and then create and follow a regular exercise program.

You skipped breakfast

Breakfast provides you with that morning fuel to get you up and going. Without it, you will not be running at full speed and playing catch-up for the remainder of the day. Make changes to your schedule so that you always have time for a complete breakfast.

You may be depressed

People suffering from depression typically have very low energy levels. This means that they are reluctant to get up and get on with their day. Depression can also cause them to lose interest in activities that they normally find enjoyable and fulfilling, and can lead to social isolation.