Combating fatigue

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Combating fatigue
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We all feel drained from time to time and the feeling isn’t a pleasant one, especially when we are at work or have to concentrate in class.

Most of us try and fix this with what seems to be the obvious choice, a good dose of caffeine in the form of a cup of coffee.

However, there are a few natural ways of combating fatigue.

Instead of filling up your mug to the brim with coffee, next time, try green tea. This tea has natural antioxidants which are good for the body, not to mention, it contains much less caffeine.

Yoga is also good for a number of things, including combating fatigue when needed. Just doing a few stretches will decrease your stress and give you the energy boost that you need.

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If ever there were a vitamin that would help with fatigue, it would be vitamin D. A large source of vitamin D is in the rays of sunlight. Spending 30 minutes a week in the sun will help with that. Just be sure to avoid the sun when it is blazing at its peak.

Lastly, if all else fails, one can always rely on the power of the mind. Picturing a loved one helps stimulate the chemicals in your brain. In turn, you boost your energy, better your mood and shake off that stress.

Check out: Health24

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