Food plays an important role in TCM. The body’s qi energy is most active in the stomach, hence keeping this organ functioning optimally is crucial in fighting fatigue. Eat according to your body constitution so that you will not upset the delicate existing qi balance in your body. For instance, people with Yin body types are more easily tired, susceptible to cold, cough and water retention. They should consume more hot foods and avoid cold, raw foods that might exacerbate their Yin symptoms. It is best to stick to a healthy diet and avoid oily, fried food and cold drinks, as these only contribute to lethargy.