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 Do you get tired more as you get older?
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mamads

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Do you get tired more as you get older? - Saturday, April 25, 2009 9:08 PM
Is it normal to get tired more easily as you age and feel like you have to take a nap?
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Re:Do you get tired more as you get older? - Sunday, April 26, 2009 1:01 AM
Yes. The individual age this kicks in at and how severe it is tends to depend on your previous level of health, fitness and activity.  What I am saying, is yes, we are all going to tire more easily as we age, particularly after 45, but we can do something about it.
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Re:Do you get tired more as you get older? - Sunday, April 26, 2009 8:00 AM
Thanks, Katharine.  I am 65 but it seems like after I had double pneumonia 4 years ago and was in intensive care and the hospital for 2 weeks I notice I tire lots easier even though I exercise 1 1/2 hours 3 times a week.  Sometimes I feel so tired I need to take a nap in my dunce chair.
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Re:Do you get tired more as you get older? - Sunday, April 26, 2009 9:08 AM
1 1/2 hours of exercise in one workout (unless it's all low intensity) is pushing it for me (I'm 52) so I'd be real tired too.
I would imagine it takes a long time to recover from a serious illness, maybe you should cut back to 45 minute sessions and see how you feel then.  If you improve, maybe you just need to build up endurance adding 5-10 minutes per workout in weekly increments.
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Re:Do you get tired more as you get older? - Sunday, April 26, 2009 10:00 AM
One of the symptoms of peri menopause/menopause is being tired.  I felt like in my mid 40's I got tired and stayed that way.  LOL  You don't sleep well at night and tired during the day.  I take Iron to help this and that helps alot.  I make sure I eat good and take my vitamins. And finally, balance rest, work and play.
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Re:Do you get tired more as you get older? - Sunday, April 26, 2009 10:03 AM
The workouts don't make me tired.  I mix them with weights, kettlebells, bosu, yoga, pilates, step, etc.  It's later in the day when I really feel tired.  I've been doing my workouts this way because it works out better for me.  I try to plan any other appointments, etc. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and that takes care of my week.
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Re:Do you get tired more as you get older? - Sunday, April 26, 2009 10:24 AM
I'm not sure if it's a side effect of aging, sometimes I think I'm just better at letting myself notice when I'm tired.

When I was younger, I was kind of oblivious, and tended to overdo it on a regular basis.
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Re:Do you get tired more as you get older? - Sunday, April 26, 2009 10:50 AM
I find that if I'm eating unhealthy, I tire more easily.  Refined grains (like white bread, white pasta) and sugar puts me down very, very quickly!
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Re:Do you get tired more as you get older? - Sunday, April 26, 2009 2:10 PM
This is an interesting topic.  I am 35 and have definitely noticed that I feel more tired the older I get.  In college, I was the queen of all-nighters.  After staying up all night writing a paper or cramming for a test, I could literally function on a 45-minute nap the next day.  Now, if I don't get at least 7 hours of sleep a night, I feel like I have 10 pounds of sand in each eye and am groggy for most of the day.
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Re:Do you get tired more as you get older? - Sunday, April 26, 2009 2:48 PM
I've been a napper all my life !! I love taking my nanny nap  :-)   I'm 44 and peri-menopausal and I must say MH is right, I'm more willing to take my nap these days if I have the time .. BUT because I'm so fit, I find that I don't need my nap, I can forego it, if I have to .. and you know it's embarrassing to have an 84 year old living with you and she stays up ALL day, she's never tired !! ugh .. lol

One of the reasons I was tired all my young life went undetected, wheat intollerance, only just found out 6 years ago, why my iron levels would never get above 7 ..
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Re:Do you get tired more as you get older? - Sunday, April 26, 2009 2:58 PM
we used to have so  many pets in my younger years-most have passed on now and we have only a cat,1 old dog.and a bird..not a lot compared to what we used to have.Would love to have more but don't have the energy-age does slow you down a bit.
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Re:Do you get tired more as you get older? - Sunday, April 26, 2009 5:22 PM
I'm 47, but my energy level is pretty good. I do attibute it to regular exercising. But I do have to say that the week or so before that magical time of the month, I feel more tired. In fact, I still have to exercise today, but really don't want to. Today's my first magical day!! It's feeling like a Leslie day today.  Maybe. We'll see. After reading this thread, I think I need a nap!! Ha!  

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Re:Do you get tired more as you get older? - Sunday, April 26, 2009 5:38 PM
I have notice also.... I dont have the energy like I did when I was in my late teens- early 20's...I use to Run 50-60 miles a week and Weight Train and do house work. Now with 2 kids I'm still active but I dont think I have the energy any more like I use to when I was in my late teens ,early 20's.
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Re:Do you get tired more as you get older? - Sunday, April 26, 2009 9:30 PM
I'm 33 and tired so much of the time.  I really hate it!  Most of the time I can get through what needs to be done, though, without too much trouble.  When I really notice the difference, though, is at concerts.  Ten years ago we could still be rockin' at 2 a.m., now I almost dread the encore because I want to go home to bed!  I've complained to my dr. every year since I was 27 that I'm tired all the time.  So far I don't know why.  It's frustrating to me that even when I do make myself go to bed at a decent time and get 8-9 hrs of sleep I'm still always tired.  Guess if I saw a difference it would be easier to make myself go to bed on time.
 
And naps...if I lay down on the couch I'm done.  Doesn't matter what time of the day it is, I'm out for 2 hrs!
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Re:Do you get tired more as you get older? - Sunday, April 26, 2009 11:22 PM
Vantreesta, have you had an iron level blood test or maybe a gluton intollerant test (coeliac disease) I went undetected for years !!!
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Re:Do you get tired more as you get older? - Monday, April 27, 2009 8:14 AM
Slinks


Vantreesta, have you had an iron level blood test or maybe a gluton intollerant test (coeliac disease) I went undetected for years !!!


Slinks, the sleep specialist I saw a couple years ago had my ferritin levels checked.  They were at the low end of the normal range, so he told me to take a multi w/ iron, which I have been doing since I was in high school.  (Hate to think how low it might be w/o the vitamins!)  My regular doc wasn't worried about the level, though, and was surprised that the sleep doc seemed to think it was a big deal.  My brother-in-law has celiac sprue disease, and I have no symptoms that are similar to his at all.  He was unable to keep anything down and lost so much weight.  The only time I throw up is when I have the flu, and my weight is steady.  Are there other symptoms I should be aware of?  Since he was diagnosed I have paid a little more attention to how I feel after I eat because I'm a little paranoid, but the only foods I have ever noticed a reaction to are tuna (which I can't stand anyway) and ham when it is cured a certain way (although I have no idea which way that is, so I play the guessing game because I love ham, I just don't eat it when we're out somewhere in case I get sick).
 
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Re:Do you get tired more as you get older? - Monday, April 27, 2009 9:19 AM
All this talk about napping is making me want to curl up and go to sleep!!  LOL.
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Re:Do you get tired more as you get older? - Monday, April 27, 2009 11:28 AM
Wheat intolerance! Last year I had a blood test done and found out I have a wheat intolerance, along with dairy and eggs. Stopped eating those things - big difference.

Wheat intolerance is very common. In fact, one of the big 5 food allergies
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Re:Do you get tired more as you get older? - Monday, April 27, 2009 3:01 PM
you don't have to throw up to have a wheat allergy, there are a lot of other symtoms, tiredness, puffy eyes, fingers and toes, even ankles, stomache aches, bloatedness (the look of a 10 month pregnant belly !!) sick feeling after eating say white bread, sore throat, splits and blisters on the toungue, hives (oats) wheat, oats and barley .. a wheat allergy flatens the hairs "villi" inside the intestine walls, these villi are what pick up the nutrients and vitamins in food, if the villi are flat due to a wheat allergy, you are not getting your nutrients, this is called Mal-absorbtion .. all the important vitamins your body needs that you're taking are rendered usless if your villi are flat !! Ham is cured with a wheat made liquid that they inject into the meat before smoking, ham makes me feel green (ill) .. Most people with a wheat inllerance will also be lactose intollerant !! as with Flower child .. I'm lucky I can have dairy  :-)   give yourself the two week test don't eat any wheat and gluton made products and see how you feel .. though it takes up to 6 months for the villi to start to repair itself, after two weeks you should notice a differance in how you "feel"
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Re:Do you get tired more as you get older? - Monday, April 27, 2009 6:42 PM
Yep I get tired all the time.
Happy Exercising! Annette
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