You’re tired… In fact, you’re sick and tired of feeling tired. You barely
have enough energy to get through your day and people are making additional demands.
It’s not an unusual story but the good news is you can do something about it 🙂
Here are 3 ways to increase your energy…
1. Get stuck into some physical activity!
I know you’re probably thinking ‘she’s nuts’, you’re tired and I’m recommending you get physical. Contrary to any madness it is a fact that physical activity increases your energy; this can be as simple as a 10-15 minute brisk walk.
In experiments carried out by Robert Thayer, PhD at California State University, a 10-minute brisk walk not only increased energy levels it kept the level raised for up to 2 hours; not a bad little energy booster!
2. Eat good quality foods regularly throughout the day
Food and water are the fuel your body requires much like a car needs petrol & oil. There is no point in complaining about how tired you are when you are either missing meals or eating rubbish.
Think about it this way;
Low-grade input = low-grade output
Have you ever put the wrong type of petrol in your car? It has to be drained and can cause damage. Poor quality foods (and here I am focusing on fast food hell) have the same effect; you may feel full, you might even think it tastes good but inevitably it will harm your health and leave you feeling sluggish.
Grab some good energy foods including:
1. Low glycemic index foods (for longer lasting energy)
2. Whole grains (wheat, oats, brown rice)
3. Healthy fat sources (almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, flaxseed)
4. Energy boosting superfoods (broccoli, lentils, apricots, spinach)
3. Drink Water to replenish, clean & revitalise!
Water is an underestimated requirement for bodily function; every cell in the body needs it and your body composition is 60-70% water. The quantity consumed has a massive impact on your well-being and yet it is often forgotten, ignored or just consumed in insufficient measures (something I am constantly working on to improve).
Dehydration leads to tiredness and leaves your skin looking tired.
“Sometimes, even slight dehydration can leave you feeling tired and lethargic,” says nutritionist Keith Ayoob, EdD, RD, an associate professor at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York and author of The Uncle Sam Diet.
This is particularly true following physical activity when your body is craving fluids.
A few of the benefits attributed to drinking 2 litres of water per day include:
1. Natural weight loss aid/detox
2. Glowing skin
3. Better digestion
4. Better concentration
5. Less painful menstruation
6. Good regular bowel movement
No rocket science here (sorry!), just 3 ways to increase your energy… easily!
One Life, Live It Well…