Are you tired of trying coffee, energy drinks, pills, and supplements to revive you when you run low on energy? You can increase your energy with much more natural, and simple methods, instead, and feel better all over!
Natural Energy Boosters
- It is difficult to stay motivated and exercise when you are feeling tired. However, the energy boost you will receive can last for a long period of time.
- Exercise increases your heart rate and blood flow, so that your body is able to get more nutrients and oxygen. This has a direct impact on your energy levels, and you begin to feel more animated.
- You do not have to use vigorous or extremely intense exercise to boost energy levels.
- You can benefit from slower and calmer types of exercises, also, like walking, tai chi and yoga.
- With the winter months upon us, we are beginning some indoor exercise classes at work. Tai chi fits into this kind of scenario perfectly; good for the body, and the mind.
2. Eat more whole foods.
- Foods like vegetables, nuts, seeds and fruits can help you raise your energy levels in a natural way.
- As a physician, I recommend avoiding energy drinks and bars because they a second-rate choice compared to whole foods.
- Focus on eating whole fruits, grains, vegetables, and other items.
- Monitor your calorie intake, especially if you are on a low-calorie diet.
- If you are getting too few calories during the day to sustain your lifestyle, this will also make you feel tired.
- It is important to evaluate your food intake and keep a diary (if necessary) to ensure that you are eating enough of the right foods.
3. Laugh more.
- Laughing can bring you a sudden boost of energy.
- Do you have an online video that always makes you really laugh?
- Share it the things that fill you with mirth, and make you smile for no good reason.
4. Take small breaks during your day.
- Working without breaks can lead to fatigue.
- Short breaks scattered throughout the day can help you fight stress and reenergize.
- These breaks can last a few minutes or 10 minutes.
- They should leave you feeling calmer and more energized.
5. Minimize your time with negative people.
- If you are surrounded by negative people, you are more likely to suffer from stress and fatigue.
- Studies show that your body’s reaction to the stress response can leave you feeling totally drained.
- Negative people can make your stress levels go up, so it is very important to surround yourself with positive people who do not make you tired.
6. Take a nap.
- Napping may seem like a counterintuitive idea, but research have found it can help increase energy levels.
- Short naps can help you feel refreshed and empowered to take on new challenges.
- National Institutes of Mental Health research has shown that taking a nap can help your brain and body recover from stress and other activities.
7. Stay hydrated.
- Water can help you prevent dehydration and fatigue.
- The beginning stages of dehydration can leave you feeling tired and weak.
- It is important to drink water throughout the course of the day and ensure that you are getting enough.
- Alcohol can contribute to fatigue.
- In addition, alcohol can screw up your normal sleep schedule and make it more difficult for you to get a good night’s rest.
- This can lead to more fatigue in the morning and feelings of weakness.
Simple and natural methods can help you increase your energy levels without relying on a jolt of caffeine or expensive supplements. Follow these tips and you will enjoy fewer days where you are dragging your backside through the day from a lack of energy.
The energy of the mind is the
essence of life.