12 Tips for Reducing Tiredness

1. Eat a good diet of fresh green, raw or steamed vegetables such as sprouts, avocado, asparagus, broccoli and spinach.

2. Eat nuts such as peanuts, coconuts, almonds and soy nuts, they are a great source of energy.

3. Cut out all added sugar, processed foods, coffee, tea and alcohol. These are low energy foods or ‘no energy’ foods.

4. Eat low glycaemic index foods (below 55) to keep your blood sugar even. Beans and lentils are a good low glycaemic index food and seeds such as linseed, sesame, pumpkin and sunflower are a good source of energy and fatty acids.

5. Eat fresh fruit especially raspberries, strawberries, cherries, and blackberries as they contain strong antioxidants.

6. Drink at least one to two litres of water a day. Dehydration makes you feel tired and unwell.

7. Breathe deeply to the bottom of your lungs. Oxygen is very important for cell energy and ‘power breathing’ is a great way to oxygenate your bodies, breathe in through your nose to a count of 4, hold your breath for 20 counts and breathe out through your nose for 10. Repeat it 3 times.

8. Get as much sleep before midnight as possible because that is when the important restorative hormone, melatonin, is produced and it is only stimulated by darkness.

9. Avoid using the computer for any length of time before going to bed.

10. Take all electrics out of your bedroom because electromagnetic fields can affect your sleep.

11. Exercise at least 3 times a week for 30 minutes.

12. Take nutritional supplements. With today’s polluted environment and high stress lifestyles, our poor eating habits, and the poor quality of our food it is most important. I recommend a liquid multivitamin and mineral which also contains amino acids, trace minerals, enzymes and essential fatty acids. Being a liquid it is absorbed and utilised so much more easily.

Wyndham Health