The use of sugar, caffeine and other energy boosting substances may help energize you quickly, but several hours later comes the crash! Your artificial energy rush rapidly comes to an end, leaving you feeling even more exhausted. These types of temporary solutions can be incredibly unhealthy, addictive, and do not offer a solution to the problem.
Your lack of energy could be coming from too much stress, not enough sleep, physical exhaustion or even poor nutrition. Many of these things are often overlooked in day to day life, but are common reasons for your loss of energy. Below are some simple, healthy ways to boost your energy and help you recharge your batteries, getting you feeling 100%!
Eat A Balanced Breakfast
When you feel drained, exercising is usually the last thing on your mind. You may think to skip it and save the little bit of energy you do have. But, as I’m sure you have guessed, exercise is very important in making sure your body has enough energy. When you eat food, your body works to digest the food, turning it into fuel. As you get older, your body will have a harder time turning food into fuel on its own. Exercising helps pick up the slack and when done enough, it can burn up unused fat in your body as well. When you exercise, your body works very efficiently in everything it does and an efficient body will produce more energy helping you feel great all day long.
Many women enjoy starting the day with light exercises such as walking, jogging or even yoga. Getting these done in the morning gets your heart rate up, blood pumping and can also jump start your metabolism. This can also be beneficial because often times the days can become busy and exercise gets put at the back of the list or even ignored.
Short on Time?
Though stress is inevitable, we shouldn’t wallow in it. Stress is a massive energy drainer, therefor it should be kept at a distance. Whether the source of stress is coming from work, a relationship or any other part of life, you need to make sure to set aside a little bit of time for yourself. If you have a hobby your passionate about doing, or a place you enjoy going to unwind, try making it a priority to do these things. When you take the time to make sure you are happy, you will carry that happiness with you throughout the day, keeping you energized, motivated and in a better state of mind to deal with all the things that might be causing stress.
Drink Plenty Of Water
Do you know that dehydration manifests firstly as fatigue? Water intake helps the body metabolism and digest your food, turning it all into energy for your body to use. Water is also great for flushing out toxins in the body that can be draining your energy.
Most people these days know just how important it is to stay hydrated, but still struggle to drink the correct amount of water. If you are lacking energy, drinking more water is a great place to start. It is also recommended to drink a good portion of your water in the mornings to ensure your body has all it needs to do its job.Water has no substitute!
Get The Right Amount Of Sleep
It is recommended that you get 7-8 hours of sleep a night. That means you spend 1/3 of your life sleeping. Some people struggle falling asleep or staying asleep, causing them to lay in bed for hours not getting a chance for the mind and body to reset. There are several things you can try to help get you to sleep quicker; take a hot shower before bed to help you relax, stop using all electronics an hour before bed, make sure your room is dark and quiet and be sure to have a mattress that gives your body the support it needs so you aren’t tossing and turning all night long.