Sometimes, you need to take a break. But in other cases, it would help to move more, not less.
When you're exhausted, you won’t want to exercise. But if you worked out anyway, you would get more energy. Studies show that aerobic activity (which makes your heart beat faster) can cut fatigue in people who have an immune system disorder like rheumatoid arthritis.
It also strengthens the muscles around your joints, keeps your bones strong, and improves your mood.
The Best Way to Rest
Don’t stay in bed. It might make you feel more tired.
Instead, take regular rest breaks throughout the day. Find times that fit in with your life. Are you more productive in the morning? Then schedule some rest at noon. Do you need to regain energy before the kids get home from school? Then take a nap shortly before they get home. Two or three short rest breaks may give you the energy you need.
Check Your Diet
Little changes can make a big difference. Eat small, healthy meals throughout the day, so you don’t feel sluggish because you have low blood sugar.
Tell Your Doctor
If you’ve tried everything and still feel wiped out, let your doctor know. He can see what the problem is.