How many hours do you spend sitting down in a day? Apparently the average Aussie sits for 10 hours a day! And we’re not just couch potatoes — we’re car potatoes, too, with nearly three-quarters of us travelling by car to work. Just writing that makes me want to stand up and stretch!
Perhaps the most shocking part is that all of this sitting is one of the main reasons we’re tired all the time. Each year, 1.5 million Aussies see their doctor about fatigue. But while it’s not too unusual to feel a bit tired and run-down sometimes, particularly when going through stressful times, ongoing extreme tiredness is not normal or healthy.
In the March issue of Healthy Food Guide magazine, we highlight seven common reasons you’re feeling fatigued.
Want to boost your energy today? Try adding these five high-octane foods to your day:
1. Sweet potatoes – rich in carbs and vitamin C for immunity
2. Bananas – a speedy source of carbs, B vitamins and fibre
3. Leafy greens – high in fatigue-fighting folate and B vitamins
4. Beans and lentils – Perfect for long-lasting energy