Available for Interviews: Dr. Alice Fong
Alice Fong, ND, is an integrative naturopathic doctor specializing in stress, integrative medicine, diet & weight loss, and is a business growth consultant for holistic healthcare providers.
What Dr. Alice Fong can say in an interview
Fatigue is the chronic feeling of tiredness and lack of energy. Some symptoms of fatigue are chronic tiredness and inability to sleep, headache, dizziness, sore feeling or weakness of muscles, irritability, etc.
Here are some lifestyle changes you can implement to prevent fatigue, reduce its symptoms, or eradicate it.
- Restructure your day. If you have a lot of things on your plate that seem to already drain the life out of you, it will be best to restructure your daily activities. Prioritize your activities based on the most important to the least. Get rid of non-important activities. Don’t push your body too hard and focus your energy on things that matter.
- Rest and recover. Always include an ample amount of time for sleep and rest every day. Getting enough sleep is generally best to regain strength. If you can have the entire day for rest, do it because working while feeling fatigued or tired is counterproductive. Go on a vacation somewhere peaceful, or do something that relieves stress such as gardening or meditation.
- Gauge the level of fatigue. Always listen to your body and pay attention to how many times you feel fatigued. Fatigue can be naturally part of a process such as a side effect of taking medications. If it’s recurring and is getting worse, it may be time for you to seek professional help.
- Mindset changes. Think of fatigue as mismanagement of time, unless it’s caused by a medical condition. In which case, address the root cause of fatigue from a medical condition standpoint. Otherwise, looking at how you effectively use your time will help you address fatigue. Take ownership and responsibility for your fatigue rather than blaming it on anything you supposedly don’t have control over.
- Healthy diet and routine. Reassess the things that energize you. They could be not good for you at all. Be careful about being dependent on things to boost your energy that aren’t healthy—soda, caffeine, cigarettes, etc. Most of the time, these things aren’t energizing you at all, they just make it hard for you to sleep. Find ways to boost your energy through healthy routines such as exercise, talking to people, or take a short nap among many others.
Fatigue can be caused by a lot of factors so it would be a good idea to look for the cause and take it from there. Again, if you experience chronic fatigue, it would be best to seek advice from a medical professional. They can help figure out any underlying issues and treat them accordingly.
Interview: Dr. Alice Fong
Known as the “Virtual Stress Doc,” Alice Fong, ND, helps busy professionals break free from their stress and anxiety so that they can focus on what matters to them using a 5-step holistic approach. She is the founder and CEO of Amour de Soi Wellness, which offers one-on-one wellness programs, corporate wellness workshops, e-learning, and resilience training courses.
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