Tired Much?

The natural response to fatigue is to plop yourself down on that leather couch and zone out. That’s all well and good once in a while (we all need our downtime) but if you’re fatigued now, resting, ironically, could make it worse.

Tanya Edwards, MD, says to take these seven steps to address fatigue holistically:

1. Eat a healthy diet high in good protein sources like fish, nuts, seeds, and beans. Eat eight to 10 servings of fruits and veggies a day.

2. Take a multivitamin because even the best diet can’t make up for micronutrients lost due to industrial farming.

3. Take an omega-3 supplement to help combat fatigue.

4. Get enough vitamin D as it is necessary for every cell in the body—including brain cells—to work properly.

5. Take magnesium.

6. Get help for sleep problems.

7. Move.

If the fatigue still hasn’t improved after a couple of months, look into acupuncture, B vitamins, and CoQ10.