Combatting Fatigue in Recovery

I make sure to get a good night’s sleep. This takes effort for me. I have to meditate or listen to sleep stories on the Calm app. I use white noise and a sleep mask. I make sure to turn off all screens at least one hour before going to bed and avoid checking them. Then, I drink a big glass of water first thing in the AM. It’s amazing how much hydration matters! Fatigue is a symptom of dehydration, so I work hard to stay hydrated throughout the day, with a goal of 87 oz a day. I try to get in a little morning yoga stretching. Research shows just 25 minutes can boost energy levels and brain function. I try to make sure I have a good, energy-generating breakfast. I try to avoid sugar and go for lean proteins, whole grains, nuts, and lower-sugar fruits. I usually go with oat bran, chia seeds, and berries.  I make sure to take short but brisk walks throughout the morning–outside if possible. All of these things help combat fatigue and also can help with overall mental health and well-being.

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