Our expert says:
One of the facts of life is that one does tire more easily as you get older. From what you say, you are still working as hard as you probably did 10 or 20 years ago, if not harder (?) so it is not surprising that you get tired. Firstly I would recommend that you have a medical checkup to see if there is any underlying physical problem (iron-deficiency anaemia, hormone deficiencies) and/or psychological factors (anxiety or depression can sap one's strength totally). If you do have a medical or psychological problem then the dr will have to prescribe the necessary treatments. If you are given a clean bill of physical and psychological health, the ideal solutions are: a) eat a diet that is rich in protective nutrients (fresh fruit and vegetables, low-fat milk and yoghurt, wholegrains and cereals, lean meat, fish (3 x a week), and poly- or monounsaturated fats and oils (in small quantities)), b) do 30 min of aerobic exercise a day - if possible go for brisk walks in the fresh air or use that Health Walker and give it a go for 30 min, - start slowly for short periods and increase the intensity and length of your exercise as you get fitter which will also make you feel more energised; c) get at least 7 hours of sleep a night, if not more and stop working at night; d) use a complete vitamin and mineral supplement like Centrum or Supradyn for 1-2 months instead of just the B-complex.
I hope you start feeling more rested and energetic.
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