When you go to the store you’ll notice an aisle filled with vitamins, herbs and all sorts of supplements promising an increase in energy. But there’s little or no scientific evidence that energy supplements like ginseng, and guarana actually work. Luckily, there are a few things you can to increase your energy level naturally. Let’s dive into 6 tips:
- Control stress
Emotions that are stress-induced consume a large amount of energy. Joining a support group, talking to a friend or relative, and even seeing a psychotherapist can help reduce stress. Meditation, yoga and tai chi are also extremely helpful tools for reducing stress.
- Lighten your load
Massive reason for fatigue is overwork. Being overworked can be caused by professional, family, and social obligations. Look into streamlining and reducing your number of “must-do” activities. That way you can free up some time for yourself. Set priorities for all of these activities, and toss away those that aren’t required.
What can be dreadful is extremely powerful. Exercise almost guarantees that you’ll be sleeping better throughout the night. Not only that, but, it gives your cells more energy needed to burn and circulate oxygen. When you exercise, you’re releasing endorphins – stress hormones. When endorphins are released you’re automatically increasing your productivity and energy levels.
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- Eat for energy
It’s better to eat small meals and snacks every few hours than three large meals a day. This approach can reduce your perception of fatigue because your brain needs a steady supply of nutrients.
Taking foods with a low glycemic index – whose sugars are absorbed slowly – could help avoid a shortage in energy, which typically happens when you consume quickly absorbed sugars or starches. Foods that have a low glycemic index include, whole grains, high-fiber vegetables, nuts and healthy oils. High-carbohydrates foods have the highest glycemic indexes. Fats and proteins have glycemic indexes that are nearly zero.
- Use caffering to your advantage
Caffeine is powerful for increasing alertness. So having a cup of coffee can sharpen your mind and ultimately increase your productivity. However, in order to get the energizing effects of caffeine, you must consume it judiciously. Because caffeine can cause insomnia, especially when consumed in large quantities and after 2 pm.
- Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water
Depending on your age, your body is composed of 55-75% water.
Throughout the day, you’re losing water from urine and sweat. Therefore, to stay hydrated you need to make sure you’re drinking enough water to compensate for the loss.
Overpriced sports drinks aren’t the ones that will keep you hydrated and enhance performance. It’s water. If your body is short on fluids, one of the biggest signs of dehydration is fatigue. So drink up! Carry a bottle of water with you, and don’t ever feel like you’re consuming too much water.
Many people lack energy and feel too tired to function their best throughout the day.
If you feel tired, it’s worth taking a deep look into your lifestyle to see which healthy changes you can make, in order to increase your energy levels. And, ultimately feel great!
In good health,