Why do we get tired sitting at home?

Often we notice that even being at home all day and essentially not doing anything, fatigue rolls over us, we just want to lie on the sofa in front of the TV and do absolutely nothing.

According to the simplest laws of physics, energy does not appear out of nowhere and does not go anywhere. In other words, only movement can give you strength and energy. It would seem that you worked all day in the office at the computer, and the most difficult physical activity was to make yourself tea or coffee. However, in reality, it is the inaction that makes you feel tired.

When you finally come home, the first thing you want to do is change your computer mouse to a remote control and sit in front of the screen of the same TV that replaces your favorite computer monitor. Perhaps you should think about the reasons for such fatigue?

After all, whether your fatigue is caused by physical exertion, then everything is clear - the body is pretty exhausted and it needs to rest. But if you were sitting in a comfortable chair at the computer all day, and at the end of the day you feel as if you were unloading the cars at the station, then fatigue falls into the category of psychological, and this can and should be combated.

A person's energy sources can be different. For example, when in the morning on the subway you cover the distance from the turnstiles to the closing doors of the car in a matter of fractions of seconds, anaerobic energy works for you. The production of this energy is based on glucose, glycogen and fatty acids.

The main fuel for the human body is adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which acts on carbohydrates (in particular, glucose). But with a lack of energy, the body switches to the mode of using anaerobic energy, since glucose allows you to allocate only 4 calories per gram, and fats - 9 calories, that is, the body, using anaerobic energy, burns more fat and in addition receives more energy.

Lack of energy is mainly caused by inappropriate physical activity, unhealthy diet, and poor lifestyle choices. Even the smallest changes in your life can be beneficial in fighting fatigue.

For example, a lack of fluid leads to dehydration of the body, which results in loss of energy and disorientation. The average daily fluid intake is 2 liters, so try to stick to this rate.

You should not give up food or take long breaks in meals, as food saturates your body with energy, and refusal to eat causes a state of drowsiness and depression. A normal diet should consist of 5 small meals (about 200-400 calories each).

Do not forget that the body is fully restored after at least 8 hours of sleep a night.

Try not to forget about the benefits of exercise. In case you cannot visit gyms or swimming pools, try to set aside time for at least 15-20 minutes for morning exercises.

Remember it's important to stay in a good mood at all times. Try to remember your childhood years and call a friend to talk about anything, play the same friend, if you didn't manage to talk about anything, invite your loved one to roll on the floor - just like that, because you are in a good mood. First of all, you need to learn how to do something spontaneous, change things and habits that you, as it turned out, do not like at all.

Remember that alcohol abuse can lead to feelings of fatigue and try to avoid alcohol abuse. The same applies to sweets - instead of chocolate, it is quite possible to eat yogurt or an apple.