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Low Energy Tips

Trying to balance a schedule jam-packed with a full-time job, a family, cooking, cleaning and squeezing in time for you can be energy draining! A study showed that 31% of Americans consider the level of their fatigue to be debilitating. There are many reasons behind this statistic including sleep quality and lack thereof, the general speed of life and the stresses put on us regularly and the increased consumption of processed foods that lead to vitamin and nutrient deficiencies. 

There is a silver lining to this debacle and ways to optimize your energy levels. These four tips will not only help you in the energy department, they will also help you get your life back and improve your overall mood.

  1. Move every day. No, you don’t have to run 10 miles every single day but making movement a priority will send your energy levels soaring. Just like the old saying goes “a body in motion stays in motion.” Slow walking at an easy pace or some gentle yoga sequences will do the trick but make sure it’s something you enjoy doing. Bonus points if you exercise outside!
  2. Eat quality food. Yes, treating yourself to a pastry or a breakfast of pancakes is more than necessary every so often but for the majority of the time you want to make sure you are putting quality, whole foods into your body. Sugar and caffeine will provide you with an initial burst of energy but almost always will be followed by a crash. You don’t want these spikes in blood sugar throughout the day. Prevent it by consuming plenty of lean protein, whole grains, and vegetables for sustainable, long-lasting energy.
  3. Rest, rest and more rest. Not the sexiest tip, but definitely an important one. In today’s world of the go, go, go mentality it’s sometimes difficult to just simply rest. Putting aside that to-do list that is 8 pages long is not only important but crucial to recharging your batteries. The body isn’t designed to always be switched to on mode and finding time to power down every day will do wonders for your energy. Yes, that also means setting aside all technology, especially one hour before bedtime. Curl up with a good book and a cup of tea, take a salt bath or a twenty-minute power nap.   
  4. Pop a multivitamin. At the absolute bare minimum, it’s recommended that everyone no matter how old they are should be supplementing with a multivitamin. If you really want to do your body good, couple that with a high-quality fish oil capsule or a liquid if you can handle it. Even if your diet is the epitome of perfect health, you can’t possibly get every single micro-nutrient at the ideal amounts from food alone. Think of supplements as insurance and a “supplement” to an already healthy diet.

This is it. Thanks for reading! How do you manage to be energized every day? Share your tips with us!