Tips To Boost Your Energy & Get Your Power Back
Here’s how to stop feeling exhausted and recharge your battery – the natural way…
Energy levels can fluctuate at the best of times, even before a busy schedule wreaks havoc. Here’s what could be to blame and how to fix it, fast.
What could be killing your energy?
1. Stress, stress and more stress
Prolonged stress has numerous effects on the body, causing deficiencies in magnesium, B vitamins, vitamin C and zinc. Stress can also impact hormones and increase inflammation. All of these factors can lead to lowered energy levels.
2. A lack of nutrients
Different nutrients and vitamins are required for energy production. When our nutrient levels run low, so do we!
3. A loss of zzzs
We are all familiar with the effects of a night or two without sleep. Sleep allows us to recharge, reset, renew and rejuvenate for the next day. Aim for 6-9 hours of quality sleep each night…AND hands off the phone! Blue light can interrupt our natural circadian rhythm, so be sure to put the phone away at least 30 minutes before bed.
What can help?
1. Starting the day right
Begin the day with a breakfast full of good quality protein and healthy fats, this releases energy slowly and consistently. Steer away from sweet breakfasts that lead to a sugar-related slump later in the day.
2. Eat a whole-foods diet
Eating a healthy whole foods diet, including colourful vegetables, a palm-sized portion of protein and good fats in each meal, will fuel your body with the nutrients, vitamins and minerals you need. Limit packaged food full of sugar, preservatives and flavourings – your body will thank you for it.
3. Enjoying caffeine intelligently
Keep with one or two coffees a day and don’t have them after 2 pm.
4. Water, water, water
Aim for 2L a day to prevent feelings of thirst – a sign of dehydration.
5. Managing your stress
Some stress is inevitable in our lives, however, you can stop it from zapping all your energy. A few stress-busting ideas include:
- Taking some time out for yourself with mindfulness, meditation or massage (even if it’s only 5 minutes).
- Try ingesting Passionflower, this is a vine plant native to North and South America which has been used for centuries in traditional Western herbal medicine as an effective treatment for mild anxiety and insomnia. Clinical trials have shown that herbal Passionflower has a calming and sedative effect on the body and helps reduce tension and restless sleep.
- Get moving. Try gentle exercise such as yoga, pilates and walking as rigorous exercise may increase stress within the body.
6. Support your adrenal health
The adrenal glands produce hormones that help the body regulate energy production, amongst many other processes.
When your adrenals are working harder in times of physical activity, mental or emotional stress or when you’re battling an illness, they burn through more magnesium and vitamin C than usual. In these times of extra demand, you may benefit from taking more of these nutrients.
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