In this article series on chronic fatigue, we’ve talked about mental-emotional, lifestyle, and stress-related factors that can deplete energy. By taking a look at the big picture of chronic fatigue, you can see that there are actually many factors that can pull together and work as a team to make you feel tired.
There is no one meditation technique, supplement, diet, or pharmaceutical drug out there that will make you feelRead More
Stress is taking a whole new direction today. While in the past, stress may have been reliably pinpointed to work responsibilities, family life, relationships, career paths, and major life transitions, today’s sources of stress are not always so predictable. Many of them are vague and hard to learn how to cope with, especially when we’re regularly taught to ignore these feelings.
What’s an example? One form is an addiction toRead More
Is physical activity a disservice to those who have chronic fatigue, or does it help the ball rolling toward getting better and feeling more energy again? A lot of that depends on how you view exercise and physical activity.
With the numerous, and at times crazy options for exercise out there, some of the common advice is to mainly avoid physical activity during chronic fatigue.Read More
Sleep is a fairly straight-forward concept when it comes to energy, right? Just get to bed on time and you’ll get more energy. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. For a few people that nice eight-hour block of sleep is routine, predictable, and energizing. Increasingly, the number of people who actually experience this type of sleep is declining.
We tend to think of sleep as more of a mental rest, andRead More
People don’t often like to hear that sugar and refined carbohydrates (including white bread) can contribute to chronic fatigue. It’s usually the last thing you want to hear if you’re having sugar and carbohydrate cravings frequently. The ultimate challenge of restricting sugar and carbohydrates is in treating it like a prison sentence. Many people adopt a very rigid approach to this topic and end up with an all or nothing mandate for carb and sugar consumption.Read More