Eating well and exercising daily? Here's why you might still be low on energy
Sunday, 6 September · 1 min read

This week we've explored various lifestyle factors that could be affecting your energy levels, such as your diet, stress levels, hydration and sleep quality.

But if you’re feeling tired all the time and your symptoms don’t get better with sleep, regular exercise and a balanced diet then it may be a symptom of an underlying medical condition.

Fatigue (tiredness) is associated with a range of medical conditions, including:

  • iron-deficiency anaemia — where you don’t have enough iron in your body
  • sleep apnoea — where your throat relaxes and narrows or closes during sleep, causing breathing problems that can disturb you in the night
  • depression — a common mental health problem that can be associated with feelings of fatigue and sleeping problems
  • an underactive thyroid gland
  • certain viral infections, such as glandular fever

If you're experiencing fatigue, despite eating well and exercising daily, you should speak with your doctor. They will explore if any underlying medical problems may be affecting your energy levels.

Quote of the day

The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon. We are never tired, so long as we can see far enough.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher

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