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Easy Ways to Try and Deal with Exhaustion after a Major Health Operation

Easy Ways to Try and Deal with Exhaustion after a Major Health Operation

Being exhausted all the time can have a profound impact on your health. You may feel as though nothing you do helps and that things are never going to change. This is not the case at all, and you would be surprised at how much a few small lifestyle tweaks can make all the difference to your health.

 

Protect Yourself

 

Try and eat vegetables that are very dark in colour. This can include broccoli or even spinach.

There are even power food supplements out there that can boost your energy and your immune system as well. This is especially useful if you have just undergone a major operation or even health treatment because it can help your body to make the most out of the energy that it has while also helping you to fight off any potential infections. If you have undergone chemotherapy or cancer treatment then eating healthily can also help you to stay more focused in the day, and at times it can help with nausea. If you are currently undergoing cancer treatment, it’s also worth considering looking into any groups you can join, such as the Inspire Lung Cancer support group.

 

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Carpool

 

Carpooling is a great way for you to save fuel, but it also means that you don’t have to worry about driving when you are so tired. So many accidents happen every single year because people fall asleep at the wheel and this is the last thing that you need to worry about when you have already gone through so much. You may be thinking that you have had enough sleep and that this can’t possibly happen to you. When the body is exhausted however, whether it’s through lack of sleep or due to recovery, it can shut down and enter microsleep. This is a 3-4 second sleep that you may not even be aware you’ve had, and it can be very dangerous if you are out and on the road.

 

 

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Get Out in the Sun

 

Just half an hour in the sun can really increase your levels of Vitamin D. This is responsible for fighting fatigue, and it can also boost your mood as well. If you have just undergone a major operation, then you may spend most of your time indoors recovering and this is completely normal. If you can however, you should try and get outside as soon as you are able. You don’t have to plan any activities either. In fact, just sitting out in the sun can really help you to give your body the boost it needs.

 

Eat a Lot of Small Meals

 

Your body will most likely be in a state of shock for quite some time. For this reason, you need to try and eat smaller meals throughout the day. When you do this, you can easily increase your appetite and you can also avoid overwhelming yourself as well. Eating small meals throughout the day is also the best way for you to combat nausea if this is an issue.

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How To Care For Your Body The Right Way

How To Care For Your Body The Right Way

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Caring for your body should be a priority over all. If you’re not sure what this entails, here’s a simple guide to follow.

Nutrition

Nutrition varies a lot now because what may work perfectly for one person, may not work at all for another. So finding your own healthy diet may take a little time, but it’ll be worth it.

The simple way to start is to cut down on your sugar intake, as well as your fatty substances. Eat plenty of fruit and veg, and a whole variety of different foods. As long as you control the amount of food you eat and keep everything in moderation, you don’t have to completely wipe out the naughty snacks. – Just eat less of them.

Keeping a good nutrition isn’t about losing weight at all, it’s just about being healthy. Giving your body all the right sources, so it can fulfil the jobs it has to do.

Hydration

If you’re not drinking at least eight glasses of water a day, then you are most likely dehydrated without even knowing it. Try adding an extra glass on top of what you already drink. You’d be amazed at how just one glass can give you a whole boost of energy to last you throughout the day.

Appointments

Keep up with regular health checks, don’t put them off, they’re there to make sure everything is working how it should. So if your vision has decreased recently, find yourself a optometrist. If you’ve had a toothache, go and see your dentist.

It’s so simple but many people view it as a hassle, but it’s not a waste of your time. Even if you feel okay; you may have an underlying problem which will cause more grief in the future if it goes unnoticed.

Sleep

Everyone knows sleep is important, but for some reason it tends to get overlooked. People like to get things done, so think that losing a couple hours of sleep is worth it. But Doctors recommend having an average of 8 hours sleep every night. So if you’re only getting 4 or 5, there may be a problem.

Look at ways how you can add on some precious sleep, whether that be not having dinner so late, or not staying up to watch the end of your programme. Instead, record it or watch it on repeat another day, and prepare your food in advance, so it doesn’t end up getting so late.

Lack of sleep not only takes its toll on our bodies but our minds too. It can affect your concentration, mood and memory. It even reduces your ability to fight off infections!

So clock in the hours and enjoy it.

Mental Health

Having a healthy mentality is just as important as having a healthy body, so never think you can just push your emotions aside. If your mind isn’t happy, nothing else will be, so if you’re feeling particularly low – get it sorted. Speak to your Doctor, friend or family member about how you’re feeling. You should never feel as if you’re going through hard times alone, because you’re not, and you never have to.

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