The normal ups and downs and common little stressors of everyday life are fatiguing enough. But monumental changes in the wake of current events have left many of us lethargic, weary or just plain exhausted. Change of routine, lack of exercise, social isolation and ongoing certainly about the future increase stress and foster fatigue. And sleep disturbances can lead to daytime drowsiness and plummeting energy levels: in one survey, almost 77 percent of Americans say their sleep has been affected in the wake of the coronavirus situation.
If you’re tired, all the time, it could be a sign of low iron. Changes in diet—like fewer vegetables, more takeout and lots of cookies during Netflix binges—mean you may be missing key nutrients. Certain foods, like chocolate, coffee and ice cream, interfere with iron absorption, and psychological stress can decrease iron levels in your body. And iron depletion is sneaky: you may not notice it at first, but as it progresses into full-blown deficiency, symptoms like weakness, fatigue and lack of energy become more obvious—and disruptive to your daily life.
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