5 Ways To Improve Your Energy Levels Naturally
Do you find yourself tired all day, even from the moment your eyes open in the morning? You’re not alone. In fact, chronic fatigue is extremely widespread, even though it is often not appropriately treated by physicians, or even diagnosed for that matter.
Regardless, it is very important that every effort is made to remedy the situation and for energy levels to return to where they ought to be, as the loss in work hours can be staggering. Can you imagine going to work where performance is expected, and you just barely keep awake? Not only will you perform at a snail’s pace, but work done will likely be of a very poor quality too. Try these tips, and hopefully you should see improvement to your energy levels after a few short weeks:
1. Sleep Enough
This may be easier said than done, especially when you come home from work and are met by responsibilities of the house. It can be tiring. Then to top it off, you don’t even get time to unwind. What needs to be done is for a schedule to be made.
Say for example you know for a fact you need to be out of your home at 6AM to make it in time for work, but after chores at night, you go to bed at 12 Midnight. That leaves you only 4-5 hours of sleep. Instead, schedule more tasks for the weekend when you are likely to have a day off. Laundry to do? Make it once a week. Heck, even dropping off to a laundromat before work and picking up in the evening can leave you precious time to get a few more dozes in before the alarm goes off!
2. Exercise More
Chances are if you can’t find time to sleep, you won’t be exercising either. However, any exercise is better than no exercise, especially if it gets your heart racing. So, if you work on the 20th story of a building, stop at the 15th floor and walk 5.
Given that you won’t be drenched in sweat by the time you walk up the stairs, it will be well worth the effort. Do this before working on something that requires focus and you will be amazed at how efficient you’ve become. Exercise will also increase levels of circulating endorphins, to give your mood an awesome boost as well.
3. Eat Nutrient Dense Food
Not all food is the same; in fact not all food should be called “food”, as they are just glorified junk. Instead, consume foods brimming with vitamins and minerals that can kick metabolism into high gear and help supply your boy with more energy.
A good place to start is foods rich in B vitamins, which help in the metabolism of fats, proteins, and carbs. Be sure to also consume the micro-nutrients as deficiency has a way of causing effects that may be difficult to detect.
4. Listen To Music
Not all music is the same, at least when it comes to amping up your energy levels. Would you listen to heavy metal when trying to lull yourself to sleep? Didn’t think so. Likewise, listening soft classical music is not the best for raising energy levels. Music has a way of increasing pulse and anticipation, which explains why gyms often play techno/ metal music.
Your body is over 70% water. Just a slight loss of 5% body water can result in measurable fatigue, likely the result of body processes being more difficult to perform. This is why it is important to drink copious amounts of water daily, relative to your activity levels. If you work out religiously, water intake can soar to about one gallon daily, or more in arid climates.
You can almost certainly make use of at least one of the tips mentioned above, as you probably fall into the category of people that overwork. Having super energy only takes a little bit of effort and you will soon see results.
f you are confident you have tried or put into practice all 5 and nothing has changed, it may be best to consult your physician as many medical conditions cause a loss of energy.