5 Tips to Manage Post-Covid Fatigue
Being unwell and recovering from an illness can make one feel tired and exhausted. This is especially true with people who are recovering from COVID-19.
All the people I've talked to recently who are recovering from Covid-19, have been complaining of one thing - Extreme Fatigue. A family member of mine who recently recovered from it was telling me that she feels exhausted to even walk to the kitchen, let along doing chores.
When we are ill, the virus can weaken our immunity and the medications may have caused some side-effects that might make us feel exhausted. Our body needs time to build its strength and energy levels back up again.
Here are few things you can do to manage post-covid fatigue:
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1. EAT FRESH FRUITS AND COOKED VEGETABLES:
Fruits and vegetables contain a lot of important nutrients like vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants that nourish the body and bring your energy levels back up.
When we are recovering from an illness, our immune system focuses it's attention on fighting the virus that is causing the illness. Cooking your vegetables before consuming them may not only help get rid of the germs that might be present in them but also makes it easier to digest the food.
2. GET SOME SUNSHINE:
The Sun is your best source of Vitamin D. Sunlight helps boost a chemical in your brain called serotonin, and that can give you more energy, boost your mood and can help keep you calm, positive, and focused.
3. STAY HYDRATED:
Studies have shown that even mild dehydration can impair your energy levels, mood, memory and brain performance. Drink adequate amount of water throughout the day to keep yourself hydrated. Bored of drinking plain water? Try infusing it with fruits and herbs to jazz it up and add more anti-oxidants to your water. Here are some fun combinations for you to try!
4. CONSERVE YOUR ENERGY:
This is a good time to re-prioritize your tasks and people in your life. This is an invaluable life lesson I learnt after I fractured my foot last year. Conserve your energy for things/ people that are important to you and bring out the best in you.
5. REST UP:
Healing happens when our body is in a state of rest. If you are feeling tired, take it easy for a couple of days. Have a family member or a friend help you out so you can get the rest that your body needs at this time.
Please take care of yourselves and your loved ones. Stay safe and practice social-distancing, even if you have been vaccinated. Prevention is always better than cure!
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