Recently I received a little care package from Pharmaton. A selection of goodies to help me feel a little bit more energised and a little less tired. For those of you following my Facebook page, you will know that more often than not I am tired! All the time. Regardless of how much sleep or rest I get. Whether or not I have been out for one of my walks. The fact remains, that feeling revitalised after a good night sleep is my pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
But when you think about it, these days, we all seem to be busy, don’t we? There is always something to do, somewhere to be and somebody that needs you for something. Between parenting, working and running the blog, it doesn’t leave me with much down time to just stop and relax. Although, I do try to do it as often as I can.
A little bit about Pharmaton.
Clinically proven to help improve quality of life during periods of tiredness, Pharmaton capsules contain multivitamins, minerals and GinsengG115. This combination can enhance mental and physical performance when tired and can also help improve concentration and memory when feeling fatigued.
After taking Pharmaton myself for a few weeks, I definitely feel like it gave me an added boost during the day. Whilst I still felt (and do still feel) physically tired, I was able to keep going easier and found I was more alert during the day. this has given me such a boost when going on my new walks too, mostly in giving me that little something extra to not want to make excuses not to go!
Changing my Lifestyle.
I often say how my unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle contributes to my constant feeling of exhaustion and I know it is true. Around the same time, I added the Pharmaton Capsules to my diet, I made the conscious effort to try and eat better. Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t going full-on clearing out my cupboards and replacing them with ‘good’ foods. But more looking at what I eat and making some small changes. My first priority was to help myself feel better before any weight loss that would happen.
So I started with my work lunches. Out were the foot long subways packed with the Italian BMT and in came the salads with steak and cheese. Gone went the sandwiches to go and accompanying family size bag of chocolate, crisps and fizzy drinks. In came water, smaller size bars of chocolate in single quantities not plural! And individual crisps of a smaller size should I want them.
Homemade meals, fewer takeouts and convenience foods for evening meals have made us both realise we were losing our tastebuds somewhat and forgetting how good proper meals can taste. Again, my ‘tiredness’ was to blame for this too!
Out went lazing around home all day every day and now we go for walks twice a week Sundays and Thursdays.
These may only be small changes, but they have really given me that boost I needed. Yes, I am still tired, but I am a single parent working two jobs so that is to be expected I think. But making changes to your diet and exercise isn’t the only way you can get more rest and be less tired.
Ways to help you feel less tired;
- No electronics in bed – try reading a book before bed instead of your phone/laptop
- Consider using lavender around your home or in your bedroom to help you relax into a better nights sleep.
- Move around more – burn off some excess energy!
- Turn the TV off if you have one in your room.
- Move (or even start) your workout closer to bedtime/later in the day.
- Reduce the caffeine or restrict your intake before a certain time in the day to allow your body to wind down.
- Drink more water – your body needs water so drinking more will help it run better and could aid in a better nights sleep and reduce fatigue.
- Try adding supplements to your diet, such as Pharmaton (please consult your GP should before you take anything new should you be on certain medications or are unsure if you can take supplements) to ensure you are getting all the vitamins and minerals your body needs.
What tips do you have to help people feel more awake and a little less like permanently exhausted pidgeons? I would love to hear any tips you have!
*this post is in collaboration with pharmaton*