Do you find yourself feeling drained halfway through the day? Do you hit the coffee shop at 3 p.m. every day like clockwork just so you can stay awake until bedtime? If you find yourself consistently low on energy, and it’s not the result of a medical condition, then it’s time to take control of your habits and work on your energy levels. You shouldn’t have to rely on caffeine to get through the day. Instead, try these tips to naturally boost energy and get your zest for life back.
If you’re exhausted, exercise may not sound like the most appealing thing right now. But regular exercise can do wonders for your energy levels. First of all, when you exercise every day, you’ll sleep easier and more soundly, so you’ll naturally wake up feeling more rested and energetic. Exercise also strengthens your heart and cardiovascular system, which increases your energy over time. Plus, immediately after a workout, you’ll likely feel a boost of energy, sometimes called a “Runner’s High.”
- Quit smoking
Not only is smoking a dangerous and life-threatening habit, but it’s also a stimulant, which can cause you to have difficulty falling or staying asleep. Not to mention the fact that an addiction to nicotine can cause you to feel frustrated and drained, leading to fewer energy reserves throughout the day.
- Manage your stress
Stress is linked to almost every part of your physical, emotional, and mental health. Some stress is normal and manageable, but chronic stress can raise your cortisol levels and make you want to crawl under the covers to escape everything in the middle of the day. Severe stress takes a lot of mental energy, which may lead to depression, anxiety, insomnia, and other ailments—all of which also drain your energy. Manage your stress through meditation, yoga, getting enough sleep, balancing your hormones, and eating well.
- Optimize sleep
Ideally, you should be getting 7-9 hours of sleep every night. This number will vary depending on your age, health, and lifestyle. To maximize your sleep quality and awaken with as much energy as possible, make sure your bedroom is cool and dark. Cut out caffeine at 3 p.m. and try a bedtime routine like reading, meditating, or taking a bath—just make sure it’s something that helps you relax and wind down. If you want to get the most out of your sleep, try not to nap throughout the day. If you must nap, go for a 60-minute “power nap”, which has been proven to be the most effective method for boosting energy.
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- Eat for energy
You are what you eat. If you eat a lot of simple carbs (pasta, white rice, bread), white sugar, and fatty foods, you’ll feel sluggish and drained as your body goes through frequent sugar highs and energy drops. If you eat foods that slowly burn off over time, like whole, unprocessed foods, vegetables and fruits, and lean proteins, you will have energy throughout the day.
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- Drink water
One of the fastest ways to boost your energy and stop feeling fatigued is to drink water. Water is essential to all of your body’s most basic functions, and it’s especially important for keeping you alert and focused throughout the day. Aim to drink at least half your body weight in ounces of water daily.
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- Boost your magnesium intake
Magnesium is needed to break down glucosamine into energy, so if you often feel depleted by the afternoon, you may need a magnesium boost. Men should consume 350 mg of magnesium a day and women should consume 300 mg. To get the recommended amount of magnesium, add a handful of almonds or cashews to your midday snack and rotate fish into your diet, or you can supplement with colon support by Vitagenis.
Contact Lisanne Wellness Center to Learn More
It’s not difficult to naturally boost your energy levels; it just takes focus and a solid plan. If you’re concerned with low energy throughout the day, contact Lisanne Wellness Center schedule a Wellness Consultation.