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Natural Remedies That Beat Afternoon Fatigue And Boost Energy Levels

It is early in the morning. You are all energetic to face the day and feel optimistic about how the daily schedule will go . You probably get some work done. But then that totally changes after lunch and you wish you didn’t have to stay in the office any longer. In fact, you would like to immediately take a nap before you get back to the duties that you were performing. Most people experience this type of fatigue at times, especially in the afternoon. If you notice that this pattern is happening a lot, then that is a sign that you need to do something to boost your energy levels, or seek professional help. For serious cases, you can check in to Cottesloe Naturopathic Clinic, where you can get holistic therapy and natural remedies to help bring balance to your body.

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Possible causes for afternoon fatigue

Firstly, you need to monitor your daily routine to try to identify why you experience fatigue in the afternoon. When you don’t get enough sleep during the night, then this can be an obvious cause of fatigue. If this is the case, you need to ensure that you get at least eight hours of sleep every night. If you have trouble sleeping, book an appointment at our clinic for natural remedies for insomnia. The time of day that low energy is experienced can indicate different nutritional deficiencies and weakness in different body organs.

Fatigue can be the result of an unbalanced diet and irregular meals.  The main cause of afternoon fatigue is dips in blood sugar because of a poor or inadequate diet. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies can also contribute to this. At our clinic, we can help you identify these deficiencies through skin, nail, hair and tongue analysis. For symptomatic relief of fatigue in cases where the cause is clear and occasional, due to lifestyle indiscretions, you can try out the following natural remedies to boost your energy levels.

Use essential oils

Inhaling essential oils scents give you an instant lift. Use oils from rosemary, orange peel or peppermint. Every time you feel fatigue setting in, put a drop or two of these essential oils in a handkerchief and hold it near your nostrils, or even just dab it under your nose. These natural remedies are easily available and it is a great way to lift your energy levels.

Do some light exercises

You need to monitor your body to check when the fatigue sets in. Some people experience the fatigue at the same time every day and therefore you need to be aware of your body clock. If you notice this happens at a particular time, then you can choose to perform light duties or try and walk around. If you are not at the office you can take a short nap. This is known to raise your energy levels. You can try to roll your shoulders around to help relax more. Enroll in a yoga class after work to help you work out your entire body for total relaxation.

Check your diet

Not so many people are aware of this but diet plays a big role on your energy levels throughout the day. The breakfast is the most important meal of the day and you should never skip it. Eat high proteins foods in your breakfast as it helps to keep your energy level up throughout the day. If you are unable to have breakfast in the morning, you can choose to snack on low-fat foods after every few hours throughout the day. This helps to keep your glucose level in check. When you go for long periods of time without food, glucose blood levels in the body go down and that moment you feel fatigue.

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