Ways to Increase Your Energy Naturally
Fall is here, which means that the days are getting cooler, and the sun is setting earlier. As a result, this seasonal change can decrease your energy levels. Instead of reaching for processed energy drinks or questionable supplements, increase your energy levels the natural way!
Get More Sleep
Do you have a hard time falling asleep? Help your body and mind know it is time to sleep by creating a relaxing bedtime routine. Start limiting screen time before bed, and use natural products that promote relaxation. Using essential oils to create a calm and promote relaxation.
When you are busy, it is easy to put sleep on the backburner. The CDC estimates that around 30% of the population isn’t getting enough shut-eye. The CDC recommends that adults should aim for 7-9 hours of sleep a night. Lack of sleep can result in feeling lethargic or grumpy and can make it difficult to focus.
Stress is not uncommon; however, feelings of overwhelming stress or anxiousness can take a negative toll on your mental and physical health. When you are living with high amounts of stress, you can feel sluggish, and you can struggle with sleeping and concentrating. Stress has also been closely linked to tiredness.
While it may not be possible to completely remove stress from your life, minimizing the sources of stress you do have control over can increase your energy. You can also incorporate prayer, meditation, mindfulness techniques, and Evox Biofeedback Sessions to help cope with stress.
Depending on age and gender, the human body is made of 60-75% water. Whether you are exercising or working a desk job, your body needs water to work properly and keep cool. You lose water throughout the day, so it is important to drink enough water to compensate for those losses. If you are dehydrated, it can affect your brain function, mood, and energy levels. Just a 5% drop in body water will cause up to a 30% loss of energy in the average person.
Your body takes even a minimal amount of dehydration very seriously! I recommend drinking ½ your body weight in ounces of water. It is also important to remember that if you are spending time outside in the heat or exercising, your body will need more water to stay hydrated.
If you are feeling tired, a walk may be better than a nap for increasing your energy. When you are feeling tired, it may seem counter intuitive to get up and start moving, but research shows that regular, low-intensity exercise can help increase your energy levels.
If you are mostly sedentary during the day, getting up and moving throughout your day will also help increase your energy levels. Every 1-2 hours, get up and do 2 minutes of exercise, like jumping jacks or a brisk walk for a few minutes. The negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle is recently being called sitting diseases.
Spend Time Outside
Many people spend most of their time indoors under fluorescent lighting. Cold offices and computer screens can cause you to feel mentally and physically fatigued. Recent studies show that spending time outside is essential for your health and can help increase your energy levels.
Stepping out into nature and breathing in fresh air energizes your body and elevates your mood. Plus, it also means that you get the essential sun exposure your body needs to keep its Vitamin D levels up. Vitamin D has so many benefits including better brain function.
Get Your Micronutrients
Did you know that micronutrients like vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids play an essential role in your energy levels? If your body lacks certain micronutrients like Iron, Omegas, or Vitamin B-12, your physical and mental energy levels can decrease.
It is important to make sure your body gets the micronutrients it needs to function properly. You can do this by incorporating quality supplements that provide the essential nutrients you may not receive through your diet. There are many good supplements out in the market today, and there are some that are not a good quality either. I can help to create a individualized supplement plan and program to help you get what your body truly needs. We can do this in an individual consultation or by taking an online assessment.
Use Essential Oils
I have been a big fan of using essential oils for years. Do you have a hard time waking up in the morning, or do you find yourself crashing halfway through the day? Essential oils may help. Essential oils can help invigorate your senses and make you feel revitalized.
Diffusing citrus can help uplift your mood and increase your energy levels. Peppermint, Rosemary and Clove are other essential oils that can renew your energy and help you feel refreshed.
When our energy state runs very low there are two glands that might benefit with some extra nutritional support. They also play a role in low metabolic processes and states too. Start with some of the simple changes mentioned so far, then if you want additional help and support then I am happy to do a consultation in person or by phone to help you develop a plan to increase your energy levels!
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