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Causes of Fatigue

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Symptoms Associated with Fatigue

  • Weariness
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  • Tiredness
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  • Lack of energy
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Risk Factors for Fatigue

  • Unhealthy diet
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  • Lack of physical exercise
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Treatments for Fatigue

  • Multivitamin: Taking a multivitamin can help ensure your body is getting everything it needs. Talk to your doctor about which may be best for you.
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Home Remedies for Fatigue

  • Get sufficient sleep
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  • Eat a healthy diet: Eating a portion- and calorie-controlled diet high in fruits and vegetables, and moderate intake of whole grains, lean protein and low- or nonfat dairy can give you more energy.
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  • Exercise regularly: Aim for at least 60 minutes of moderate-paced exercise a day. This includes brisk walking, bicycling or doing yard work.
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  • Relax: It is important to relax and avoid stress. Yoga or meditation can be a good way to help your body relax.
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How to Prevent Fatigue

  • Maintain a healthy diet: Eat well and drink water throughout the day!
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  • Avoid alcohol and nicotine
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  • Reduce stress
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Katherine Solem is a health writer and editor living in San Francisco. 

Published: July 20, 2011 

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