Consequences of Fatigue

LIVING WELL: Consequences of Fatigue | GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions

We all experience various forms of fatigue throughout our lives, but have you ever stopped to think about what is causing fatigue, how it is affecting you, and how you can beat it?

By being aware of what role fatigue plays in your life, you can work so fatigue no longer controls you.

  • Signs of Fatigue

    Signs of fatigue can include ongoing or chronic tiredness, irritability, depression, lack of motivation, increased mistakes, headaches, and getting sick more often.

  • Causes of Fatigue

    Fatigue is a lack of energy or feelings of continued mental or physical exhaustion. Causes can include too much mental or physical activity, stress, disrupted sleep, and work-related factors such as commute, long hours, organizational change, and even the temperature of your work environment!

  • Combating Fatigue

    There are many things we can do daily to help beat fatigue, including:

    • Exercise
      Get your body moving! Head to the gym or outside for a walk or run.
    • Sleep
      Aim for 7 to 9 hours of sleep and have a routine that you follow every night. Avoid screen time before bed to help you have a better sleep.
    • Nutrition
      Like sleep, our bodies benefit from an eating routine. Plan nutritious meals for your day and keep healthy snacks on hand to help maintain your energy levels.
    • Avoid sugary drinks and over caffeinating
      Sugary drinks and pop may make you feel great at first, but can lead to a crash and increased fatigue levels. Try switching to decaf coffee or tea in the afternoons, or even better – stay hydrated and drink water!

    If you are concerned about experiencing ongoing fatigue, always consult a medical professional for assistance.

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