Once upon a time you woke up every morning eager to go, eager to seize the day. You were able to stick to a 9 to 5 schedule and get a grueling workout with leftover energy to meet friends for happy hour, go out to dinner, and maybe even enjoy a nightcap. You were tireless. Nothing could stop you. You were a machine! But now… something has changed.
You are exhausted by the time you get home. Sometimes it’s hard for you to get out of bed in the morning. Your workouts aren’t what they used to be, and the most appealing thing in the world for you is your bed or your sofa, when you can’t even get to your room to let off steam.
What happened? How come you’re so tired all the time? Of course, part of it is due to age. While some people can stay active well into their 60s, and some people into their 60s, it’s just a biological fact that we can’t be as energetic as we were in our early 20s and adolescence.
But don’t blame biology for everything. Chances are there are probably a lot of things you do, or don’t do, that cause your energy to drop. From drinking too much caffeine to eating the wrong kinds of foods, there are ways to re-energize your gas tank. Luckily for you, we’ve tracked down the most obvious culprits.
Here are 11 reasons why you have no energy and what to do to get it back.