Are you constantly tired? What is your body trying to tell you

Constantly tired? Are You…

Dehydrated?

Many of us fail to drink sufficient amounts of water to keep our bodies functioning at an optimum level. Part of the problem is that we no longer recognise the signs of thirst, and instead confuse them with hunger. Two early signs of dehydration are thirst and dark-coloured urine, but other symptoms also include tiredness and fatigue.

Top Tips to Prevent Dehydration: On average, it is recommended that you drink around 2 litres of water a day. This amount may need to be increased if in very hot or dry climates, or if physically active. A good tip is to carry a bottle of water around with you and to sip little and often. When exercising, it is also important that you replace all minerals and trace elements lost through sweat and metabolism to prevent dehydration. Quinton Hypertonic is a 100% natural mineral supplement containing all the minerals and trace elements you lose in your sweat. Taking one ampoule of Quinton Hypertonic before and after exercise will ensure optimum cellular hydration and prevent dehydration.

Sleep Deprived?

It may seem obvious, but one of the reasons you may be feeling excessively tired is because you are not getting enough sleep. Most of us need around eight hours of good-quality sleep a night to function properly, but some people may need more and others less.

Top Tips to Improve Sleep: Keep regular sleeping hours, as this programmes the brain and internal body clock to get used to a set routine. Making sure you properly wind down and relax before bed is also very important. Things you could try: a warm bath, relaxation music, yoga, reading a book. Many of our customers who have previously had problems with sleep, have said that taking one ampoule of Quinton Isotonic before bed helps them get a good night’s sleep. Quinton Isotonic is 100% natural mineral supplement containing 78 minerals and trace elements in a proportion which almost exactly mirrors the body’s internal fluids, helping to rebalance and repair cells.

Eating Too Much Sugar?

Sugar laden foods might make you feel an instant surge of energy, but this is often short-lived and is usually followed by a crash. This is because high sugar foods cause blood sugar levels to increase rapidly, causing a spike in blood glucose, which is quickly followed by a low as the pancreas automatically releases insulin. This can leave you feeling very lethargic and sleepy, and often leads to further cravings for sweet foods.

Top Tips Cut Down on Sugar: One of the most important things to remember when trying to cut down on sugar, is that you need to be eating three balanced healthy meals a day. This will help prevent sugar cravings by ensuring your blood glucose remains stable throughout the day. Cooking as much food as possible from scratch, and avoiding processed foods, will instantly cut down your daily sugar intake. Furthermore, ensuring you get enough sleep will also help reduce your sugar intake, as a lack of sleep often makes you crave more sugar, to quickly boost energy levels.

Not Eating Enough?

It’s important that you provide your body with enough fuel. Calories are the units of energy your body uses to function and not consuming enough calories will leave you feeling tired most of the time. Our resting metabolic rate is the number of calories a person needs just to carry out the basic functions, which for most is over 1,000 calories.

Top Tips for Eating Well: It’s important to eat three well-balanced meals a day as all nutrients are essential for health and well-being. This means ensuring you include plenty of non-starchy vegetables, a lean source of protein, a small amount of ‘good’ fats and some whole grains.