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Feel like I’m tired all the time. Any tips for managing energy levels? Do all of you work out every day?

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Unless some medical issue the best thing is eating right. You can always order off the menu. Grilled fish or chicken, no sauces. Fruit. Vegetables with some olive oil. Don’t eat the crap in meetings. No need for alcohol, drink just water. I know it sounds hard but after a month your body will crave it. You will lose weight, get lean muscle if you add working out, yes I do it everyday. Client will admire you at dinner for passing on all the Less healthy things.

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I was super athletic with tons of energy until I was 35 and then let it all fall apart over the last 5 years due to a variety of reasons which should not be excuses. Over the last year I’ve been really tired.

Recently I’ve been eating healthier, getting to bed earlier and doing yoga. I’m feeling much better. I’ve found yoga to be surprisingly helpful because my mobility/flexibility is terrible and always has been. Plus as a workout you can make it as hard or easy as you want, there are tons of videos online to follow along with and you can do it on the road no excuses. Once I’m back in a decent state I’ll pick up CrossFit-like workouts again.

So I guess my advice is get high quality sleep, work on the diet and maybe try some yoga. ymmv.

I usually just grab a workout off of yoga dose (YouTube) or similar. I am by no means an expert in yoga. But it’s low impact, I can do it anywhere and depending on what workout you pick it can be pretty good workout or you can just focus on mobility which I like. Mobility has always been an issue for me even when I was quite fit.

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Op: Consider having your iron levels checked. My mom experienced similar symptoms and turns out she was severely anemic.

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Vitamin-D supplement. Check for hypothyroidism. Play video games.

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Daily workout, eat healthy and adequate sleep

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If you can workout, that would be great. However, if you’re feeling that tired, I’m not sure you’ll have the energy to workout. I was like that and can talk about my recovery process. I was always very tired. I would wake up tired even after sleeping 12 hours. Turned out the quality of my sleep was really poor. This messed up with the hormones I should have been producing during my sleep. My memory was appalling, energy levels were at rock bottom. Step 1 was to start having a good sleep hygiene (no electronics etc). I also went to a sleep clinic and found out I have sleep apnea. Step 2 was to start compensating for the lack of some hormones. I basically take Vitamin D and hydrocortisone. I started this process last December and just now I have the energy to start working out.

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Hated the CPAP at the beginning. I was nearly giving up when I tried adjusting the mask in a different way. That was after 3 months trying. It basically kept moving and was waking up all the time. For me, the trick was to put the elastic band under my hair. Vitamin D pills were not enough. What helped was staying a solid half hour under the midday sun with no sunscreen.

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I had elevated blood pressure that contributed to my sluggishness. Stopped traveling every week, eating better during week because I am home, getting 8 hours of quality sleep in my own bed, running regularly helped greatly. days of being a road warrior is somewhat over for me. I don’t want it.

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also, check your B vitamin levels. years ago I cut out 90% of the bread from my diet. had no idea how much enriched bread i was eating.

as a result, I was severely low / anemic in B12 since my body was used to getting it from bread.

I was super tired all day long, starting to doze off on the train etc. got vitamin B shots and started taking a B supplement and it got better, no more drowzy.

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Also pls look at getting a sleep study done especially if you are on the heavier side. Not having a good night sleep creates all sorts of issue - and btw sleep does not mean just going to bed for 8 hours. It means having uninterrupted sleep where your brain does not wake up often. Please look up sleep apnea. Seriously.

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Yes, consider a sleep study if you have not done so. I was tired, had gained weight, and my husband complained that I started snoring. Diagnosed with borderline sleep apnea and got a custom-fitted “dental appliance” instead of CPAP, which reduces snoring and helps me feel more rested. Also learned from consulting “sleep doctors” (who specialize in sleep disorders) that I have terrible sleep hygiene! Better sleep practices have become more widely available, the trick is to follow them (e.g., no electronics before bed, etc.). Good luck, maintaining good health is quite a journey!

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Mood/emotional issues? I went through a period of episodic depression (work related) that looked like constant tired/exhaustion. Wasn’t diagnosed until anxiety attacks began. Quite a few years ago- but I was always tired.

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Therapy and some mild pharmaceutical support for a year. For me, also Xanax to help while the paxil (or whatever it was- dont remember), built up and started helping. I also got more sunshine / Vitamin D and more exercise- but needed a little more help to get the engine restarted.

Plant based diet worked for me as well as riding on the Peloton bike . Sleep as much as you can

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My husband had Undiagnosed Diabetes which made him tired all the time, above suggestions of Iron, Vitamin D, also Thyroid levels....to look at. A PCP should be able to guide you and run some tests.

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Lots of protein and minimal carbs and caffeine

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Check blood glucose and insulin resistance. Could be Type 2.

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I had my doc check my hormones. My thyroid was good but T levels were off. The were not clinically low, but average for someone 30-40 years older than me. Turns out Low T increases risk of heart attack and stroke. Fix is simple. Feeling great. Had my dad see the same doc. Hard to find a doc who understands.

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Try Whole30! Life changing for me in both energy and mental outlook; was a real skeptic of a reset but it worked!

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Does it help you lose weight?

I try to run for at least 30 minutes every day in the morning, regardless of where I am. Usually do it 5-6 days per week. Always take running shoes and shorts/shirt with me when I travel. I’m 47 and there’s no way I could do this job and stay health/sane without this regimen.

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Thanks everyone. This has been for over year now. Did the thyroid and hormone panels at my last physical. Nothing off showed up on the blood work. Theoretically I’m healthy. I think it’s probably some combination of poor quality sleep and some other things (noisy brain, anxiety etc). Will try the Vit D and B12 supplements as those have been issues in the past. Also need to be more active / exercise regularly ...have lapsed on that lately. Thanks for all the helpful suggestions.

In my case, all my tests were within normal limits. That’s why it took so long to get a proper diagnostic.

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barring a medical issue, get some exercise if you can.. I had similar issues, started running, cut down on sugar, and processed foods, drank more water, eat .Krebs fresh fruit and veggies.... and its done wonders for my stamina.. back to the basics my friend

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