Overwhelming stress can make you feel depressed and tired. Another common exercise to help combat stress and fatigue is meditation where the focus is on breathing. This is also a great opportunity to spend some time alone to clear your mind and leaves you feeling more alert.
Stay alert by staying active. Hit the gym or take a walk, anything to get your body moving. Moderate exercise a few times a week is a great way to fight fatigue, and is also a good stress reliever. Another added bonus: maintaining a healthy weight during the upcoming holidays.
Load up on protein
Be sure to keep protein consistent in your diet. Avoid sugars and opt for protein [such as fish] and complex carbohydrates [such as whole grains] in order to keep your energy levels up. Iron can be found in many protein rich foods, which is crucial in fighting fatigue. For a list of healthy food options, consult Canada’s Food Guide.