Being on the road can make anyone tired and achy, but what can you do about it? Plenty. Many FATIGUED PEOPLE can feel better with a few common-sense cures, says Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, author of From Fatigued to Fantastic! (The Putnam Publishing Group) and a former sufferer of chronic fatigue syndrome.
He calls it the Big 3 for Vitality 101 — proper nutrition, exercise, and sleep. Here’s his advice in a nutshell:
Nutrition. Drink plenty of water (not juice, soda, or alcohol). Take a quality vitamin like Daily Energy Enfusion by Enzymatic Therapy (which Teitelbaum helped engineer, but he receives no money from sales).
Exercise. Get off your duff for at least 30 minutes a day, even if it’s just a walk at the airport or at your destination.
Sleep. Eight to nine hours, no exceptions.
What if you’re still pooped? You may be more than just tired, Teitelbaum says. Chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia often go undiagnosed. Take a week’s vacation, he suggests, and if you feel better when you get home, don’t worry. But if you still feel fatigued, achy, brain-fogged, and have insomnia, talk to your doctor.