What is Low Vitality?
Occasionally, we can all feel like our energy levels are at a low and life’s demands are increasingly more difficult to manage - this is low vitality. Feeling overwhelmed by obligations is not uncommon and can range from a subtle lethargy and feeling tired to a more chronic and debilitating state of fatigue or exhaustion.
Either way, it can have a serious effect on work performance, put strain on relationships and take away the excitement and joy from the things we love to do.
Diagnosing Low Vitality
When your natural vitality is low, you often feel drained of both physical and intellectual vigor. Not only is there the lack of motivation and concentration needed to meet daily demands, but the immune system can also be severely compromised making the body more vulnerable to illness and infection.
What Causes Low Vitality?
Feeling tired or overwhelmed by obligations has become such a common feeling in modern society that it seems to go hand-in hand with the fast paced life-style expected of us in today’s world.
Try asking yourself when you last woke up feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the day!
Eating an unbalanced diet, not getting enough water, exercise or sleep, too much mental activity and not enough rest time often leads to low vitality and results in an imbalance of natural rhythms.
Help for Low Vitality
The essential thing to remember is that you have the choice to regain a sense of youthful energy, balance and vigor. Address any life-style problems that may be contributing to your low vitality.
Natural herbal and homeopathic remedies can be used to restore natural vitality and all round system functioning in a safe, side-effect free way. A combination of certain herbs such as Siberian Ginseng, Olea europea (extract of olive leaf) and Centella asiatica can be taken to help fight fatigue and boost energy without the stimulants often present in OTC medication or dietary stimulants such as caffeine.
These herbs are often taken to increase immune functioning and energy, making the first steps towards healthy change a little easier and manageable, so you can once again tackle life’s challenges head-on without feeling overwhelmed by obligations we must face!
Ways to Combat Low Vitality
- Exercise regularly to restore natural vitality
- Drink plenty of water and cut down on tea, coffee, soda and alcohol
- Eat a balanced diet with the recommended daily dose of fruit and vegetables
- Cut down on fast energy releasing foods such as sugar and wheat as they are usually followed by energy lows soon after eating
- Make sure your iron levels are correct (anemia can be a cause of low vitality)
- Get enough sleep and rest-time
- Address conflicts that cause negative emotions and learn to communicate your concerns at home, at work and in relationships
- Change your attitude and adopt an optimistic and proactive approach to dealing with life’s demands
- Do something interesting, as feeling bored, powerless and negative will only sap your energy
- Manage and reduce your stress levels
If after making these necessary changes you see no increase in your energy levels or if you have other concerning symptoms, it is advisable to make an appointment for a medical assessment. Sometimes fatigue is a symptom of a more serious medical condition that needs to be addressed.