Do you often find yourself hitting the snooze button on your alarm clock, tired even before half the day is done, and scrambling for that extra dose of caffeine to keep you barely running for the rest of the day? If you have three yes’s, then the chances are you have a major stumbling block in ‘fatigue’ in your way.
If fatigue is pulling you back from going that extra mile on a regular basis, it is advisable to consult a doctor. If not a specific medical issue, fatigue could be caused by several issues like a poor diet, lack of exercise, stress, inadequate sleep.
Let us take a look at a few remedies to revamp your efficiency on your busy schedule:
A DAILY DOSE OF POTATO WATER: It is important to maintain the electrolyte balance in the body to keep the energy levels high, and a drink of potato water comes in handy. Soaking potato slices in water forms a solution rich in potassium, magnesium, calcium and chloride. Keep some slices in a glass of water, leave it in the refrigerator overnight, and consume in the morning.
LICORICE ROOT: Licorice root, popularly used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, is an excellent antidote to fatigue. It helps to restore cortisol levels in the body and equips the body to better handle stress. Licorice root is available in extract or pill form. Immerse dried licorice in boiling water. Keep for 10 minutes, strain, add honey. And you are good to go.
BOOST YOUR DIET WITH SPINACH: An added boost of spinach in your diet can do wonders for your energy levels. Rich in iron, spinach can increase your RBC (Red Blood Corpuscle) count, and inevitably boost your energy. Spinach is also known to fight anemia, and even aid muscle functioning during workouts.
GINSENG: Ginseng is another herb popularly prescribed in Ayurvedic medicine. It regulates the cortisol levels and thereby helps the body cope with stress. Immerse one tablespoon of dried ginseng in boiling water, and keep for 10 minutes. Strain it, add honey and drink in the morning, daily.