Can Constant Tiredness Be A Real Signal Of Serious Illness | Men's Health Magazine Australia

“I’m Always Tired. Is This A Side Effect Of Modern Life Or Could I Be Ill?”

Think back to the last time you had a truly relaxing weekend. How did you feel come Monday? “If you feel recharged after a rest, you’re probably just tired,” says fatigue specialist Dr Sue Pemberton. “With fatigue, rest doesn’t help.”

So if you still feel weary after a respectable eight hours – or are experiencing other symptoms such as muscle pains, headaches or memory loss – it may be a sign of chronic fatigue syndrome. The exact cause is unknown, but refusing to take time o work when you come down with a virus is one likely culprit. (Sound like anyone you know?)

Bump up your battery life with these vim-boosting tips:


Take your workout down a gear. A Uni of Georgia study found 20 minutes of low- intensity exercise can reduce symptoms of exhaustion by 65%.


A survey of GPs found dehydration is the key cause of low energy in 12% of cases. Try a glass of water before defaulting to coffee. It’s energy on tap.


Recreation isn’t the same as rejuvenation. To fully activate your “parasympathetic” (resting) mode, you need to reduce mental energy expenditure. Ie. TURN OFF YOUR PHONE!

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