Feeling & Healing Natural (+Medication) Methods of Reducing Fatigue

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Feeling & Healing Rule out medical problems

Fatigue is a common symptom of many things. It’s also a common side-effect for medications. Make sure nothing like that is going on, or if it is, that you know about it and are aware that you’re dealing with it.


This might sound like an impossible task or a silly idea, but exercise actually improves energy levels. ““Exercise has consistently been linked to improved vigor and overall quality of life,” says Kerry J. Stewart, professor of medicine and director of clinical and research exercise physiology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. “People who become active have a greater sense of self-confidence. But exercise also improves the working efficiency of your heart, lungs, and muscles,” Stewart says. “That’s the equivalent of improving the fuel efficiency of a car. It gives you more energy for any kind of activity.”

Take breaks from technology

Being overwhelmed with information all the time can cause fatigue. Consider setting aside blocks of time to have everything turned off.

Learn to say no

Fatigue can, of course, because by constant activity. It can also be exhausting to always be doing what other people want you to do. Taking time for yourself on a regular basis can battle fatigue.

Reduce sugar intake

This only applies if you’re eating too much sugar. It gives you a short energy burst and then a crash. Not only cut back on sugar but also eat healthily. Plant-based foods are a great choice.

Drink more water

This is a big one and one that’s rarely done to the extent it should be done. If you’ve never heard this before, it might sound impossible, but if you drink consistently throughout the day, it’s definitely possible. Then once you get used to it, you won’t be able to imagine not doing it. Men should drink at least 120 ounces, and women should drink at least 80 ounces.

Eat regularly throughout the day

Snacking on healthy food, such as a fruit, can help stave off fatigue.

Resolve interpersonal conflict

It’s simple: negativity drains you. If you’re wasting time holding energy on a massive scale, that is draining your energy on a massive scale.

Lose weight

This only applies if you’re overweight, meaning, according to a doctor you’re overweight. Being overweight depletes your energy.

Cut down on caffeine and alcohol

When in excess, they cause a lot of problems, such as fatigue.


Several studies show ashwagandha to be effective with mild fatigue, at the very least.

Rhodiola Rosea

Rhodiola rosea is shown in some studies to be effective and in some studies to not be effective. It’s inconclusive.


B Vitamins, vitamin C, zinc, iron and magnesium all play important roles in energy.


Creatine has been shown to fight mental fatigue.


It’s especially effective when you’re sleep-deprived. It’s an amino acid. Feel free to take higher than the recommended dosage. You can safely go up to at least 3x or 4x that.


Adderall is great for fatigue. There are other stimulant options but Adderall is the most popular.


It’s a complicated drug that causes wakefulness, used for narcolepsy. When I say it’s complicated, I’m referring to its mechanism of action. It’s not entirely understood.


Although they don’t specifically target energy levels, they do tend improve them, especially if any amount of depression is part of the fatigue.


The results are not yet conclusive, but there is some evidence for its use. Most of its use has been for fatigue in people with multiple sclerosis.


This is a milder option, which is why it can be bought online.

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