Sometimes people are doing things that they think will make them feel better but are actually making them feel more tired. Let’s look at a few of them mentioned in a recent article from the Huffington Post.
- Clutter: Having too much stuff around one’s workspace or home can make a person feel more fatigued affecting focus and energy levels.
- Not eating enough fruits and vegetables: The body needs the nutrients found in these foods in order to function at its optimum. They also protect the body from cancer, aging too fast, and they increase energy. These should come first in any healthy diet.
- Vitamin water: While it may sound like a good choice, it often causes the body to work harder at metabolizing isolated B vitamins, thus making a person feel more tired rather than energized.
- Eating low carb: This seems to be the latest trend. However, research reveals that those eating low carb have more fatigue and have less desire to exercise than those eating healthy, whole grain, complex carbs.
- Using a computer: Looking at a computer screen for extended periods of time can cause fatigue and computer vision syndrome (headaches, tiredness, and fatigue}. This often cannot be avoided, but it is recommended to use the 20-20-20 rule. Every 20 minutes look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds, thereby reducing eye strain and increasing energy.
How Upper Cervical Care Helps Fatigue
The above-mentioned study did not include one important area of care – upper cervical chiropractic. Research has shown that upper cervical can prove beneficial in manner different areas of health. This is because misalignments in the bones of the neck sap one’s energy by causing restrictions in blood flow and oxygen and limiting communication to and from the brain and body.
Here at Sooley Chiropractic Health Center, we use a gentle method to correct these misalignments and keep the spine in the best shape possible. This can improve sleep in both adults and children, and energy levels may also increase.