Fitness & vitality
For improved fitness and energy
Your lifestyle can lead to stress or fatigue. This may have an impact on your daily life as a mother, woman, professional or partner. Here are some easy ways of improving your fitness and vitality.
Vitamins are essential to maintaining fitness and energy. Every day, you should eat at least five servings of fruit and vegetables that are rich in vitamin C (such as blackcurrants, kiwifruit, citrus fruit, parsley or cabbage) and iron (such as legumes).You should also eat plenty of cereals, as they supply you with the energy you need to function throughout the day.
Dietary supplements containing vitamins and minerals can help boost energy levels. In addition, it is important to drink one and a half litres of water every day. If you are dehydrated, your body cannot flush out waste products as effectively, and you will be even more tired.
Regular exercise is an excellent way to combat tiredness. Sport tones your body, gives you a mental boost and helps you sleep better.
You should exercise two to three times per week for 30 to 45 minutes, or walk 30 minutes each day.
Restorative sleep is essential for maintaining fitness and energy while combating physical and/or mental fatigue.
Learn to respect your own rhythms by listening to your body – know when is the best time for you to get up, how many hours of sleep you need, etc.
Dr. Gilles Brami