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.

Are you embarrassed to look in the mirror? Have you been putting off that diet for too long? Feel like just giving up and not even thinking any more about losing weight? Well, do not throw in the towel because it is never too late to start dieting. We will not tell you that it is going to be a breeze: we live in a world of constant temptation and easy access. Even people who pride themselves on their willpower are not always able to carry through on successfully losing weight.

However, it is definitely not impossible to shed those pounds and millions of people pull it off each year. Here are some tips on how you can be successful at losing weight on a diet:

Do it with a friend

Challenges can seem particularly daunting when you are tackling them on your own. So why make dieting any harder than it already is? See if you can find a friend or family member who also wants to lose weight so that the two of you can do it together. You will be able to support each other and provide encouraging advice.

Work with the dietitian

We all know we need to exercise more and eat less, but the process would be easier if we knew more about what we could and could not eat. Not to mention foods that will satisfy those cravings without adding to your waistline.

Regular exercise

Doctors advise us that we should have at least a half hour of exercise per day; if you want to lose weight, try to increase that number whenever possible. If you are particularly heavy and in middle age, it is a good idea to check with your doctor about coming up with an exercise plan that will benefit you without creating any adverse effects on your heart or blood pressure.