Mediterranean Diet and fatigue
March 25, 2017
The reason about tiredness can be the relation between a bad diet and fatigue
I am a gun shooter. When I have a problem at the range, I always look at the weapon first. I check if it ok, or if it is properly zeroed, or if the ammo is the adequate. If everything is all right, then the problem is the way I am using the pistol.
Day after day, I can see many people complaining about tiredness. Many of them say “I am always tired” or even that they have “chronic fatigue syndrome”. This is actually a term coined to describe a fatigue which reason is not known. It is extremely rare as doctors usually find from one two twenty explanations.
Generally, none of the above mention people have a defined disease. If it were not the case, they would say that they have a specific condition. It is true that they could ignore it, but they would present symptoms other than tiredness.
Consequently, the first step is trying to identify the possible physical reasons of the tiredness. If you do not sleep well, if you have been working twelve hours a day in the last weeks, or if you just have finished a marathon, you know why you are tired. Furthermore, if you pass periodic health examinations, you can also see your health status and screen for factors of risk.
If the health test is in depth and everything is under control, it is an excellent start. Anyway, if you are being treated due to previous disorders, you may be affected by this treatment. For instance, if you take pills against blood pressure, and follow a low salt diet, you must compensate it with potassium and magnesium (either supplements or better foods like bananas, beans, chick peas, spinach, etc).
Supposing you don’t find any physical reason, Try to see if your tiredness is due to a vicious circle. Most of the times, you are tired of doing nothing!
Find a new activity. Try to do it in the best possible way. After a few minutes, you will see how your tiredness disappears.
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