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Your doctor can prescribe a routine blood test that will quickly identify if you suffer from any vitamin deficiency problems.

By- Arushi

Have you been feeling tired or depleted lately? Everyone suffers from a drop in energy every once in a while but if you've been hitting the snooze button far too often, it's time to look for a long-term solution. Sometimes it's easy to identify why we feel tired, like when we stay up too late, but other times the cause of our low energy levels isn't so clear.


Let's take a look at some common causes for feeling tired and what remedies you can take to combat the problem:

  1. Vitamin Deficiency

Feeling tired or depleted all the time can be caused by a vitamin deficiency. Some of the common deficiencies that can cause low energy are vitamin D, vitamin B-12, iron, magnesium, and potassium. Your doctor can prescribe a routine blood test that will quickly identify if you suffer from any vitamin deficiency problems.

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  1. Lack of Sleep

If you're constantly staying up late, this can start to take its toll on your energy levels. The average adult needs between 7 - 9 hours of sleep a night to feel well-rested. Any less than this and you risk suffering from sleep deprivation.

In order to get a good night's rest, practice sleep hygiene. Start by being consistent and establishing a bedtime routine for yourself. Avoid screens before bedtime. Make sure your bedroom is dark and a comfortable temperature. Lastly, avoid caffeine at least 6 hours before bedtime.


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  1. Sedentary Lifestyle

A lack of exercise can actually affect your sleep habits. Physical exercise is not only healthy for your body but it can boost energy levels as well. To improve your sleep habits, establish an exercise routine and stick to it. If you're new to exercise, remember to take it slow. Overexerting yourself can lead to injury and that certainly won't help your sleep! Figure out for yourself whether you sleep better if you exercise during the morning or the night time. Some people find that exercising too late in the evening actually disrupts their sleep patterns.

ALSO READ: Nap Time and Its Down Side

  1. Stress

Have you been feeling stressed lately? Stress is a common cause of low energy levels! Not only that but stress can also cause:

●Headaches

●Joint pain

●Tension

●Lack of sleep

●Constant worry

When your body feels stressed, it releases cortisol and adrenaline. If it happens rarely, it won't have any effect on your body. But if you're constantly feeling stressed, then this can wreak havoc on your system and leave you feeling depleted all the time.

To improve low energy levels caused by stress, learn some positive coping strategies for dealing with stress in a healthy way. Meditation, exercise and breathing techniques can all help you manage your stress levels, and as a result, increase your energy.

  1. Medication

Sometimes a lack of energy can be the result of medication that we take. Check the label of any medications you take to see if fatigue or drowsiness is a side effect. If you find the fatigue caused by a new medication is too much to handle, speak to your doctor about trying some alternatives. Just remember - never stop taking medication yourself before speaking to your doctor!

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Delhi-based author Pritisha Borthakur is set to release her new book, 'Puhor and Niyor's Mural of Family Stories'. The 1,404-word children's book was put together to address a new kind of societal debacle in the family system. The author says the aim is to teach children that families can exist in different forms, and show them how to accept the diversity in family backgrounds.

The author who named the book after her twin sons -- Puhor and Niyor -- is a parent who has seen and heard the tales of ridicule and discrimination suffered by many in India and beyond. She says the book is an artistic illustration for kids that details how different families can live and coexist. Whether it's children with two dads or two moms, children with a single dad or single mom, and even multiracial family units, Borthakur's book teaches love, understanding, and compassion towards unconventional families.

Beyond race, gender, color, and ethnicity which have formed the bases for discrimination since the beginning of time, this book aims to bring to light a largely ignored issue. For so long, single parents have been treated like a taboo without any attempt to understand their situations; no one really cares how or why one's marriage ended but just wants to treat single parents as villains simply for choosing happiness and loving their children.

Homosexual parents, a relatively new family system, is another form that has suffered hate and discrimination for many years. Pritisha emphasizes the need to understand that diversity in people and family is what makes the world beautiful and colourful. 'Puhor and Niyor's Mural of Family Stories' is a firm but compassionate statement against all forms of discrimination on the bases of sexual identity, gender, race, and even differences in background

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