10 Easy Ways to Get Energized
July 6, 2017 | Published by Adrenal Fatigue Team
Do you sometimes struggle with energy levels throughout the day? If you’re human, chances are you answered with a resounding yes. The good news is there are easy, quick and often free ways to get a quick, clean and healthy energy boost.
Eat a Power Snack
The word snack often sounds like a bad word. Truth is, snacks can be a big help. When snacking properly you can actually speed up your metabolism, increase energy, reduce cravings for unhealthy foods, and avoid overeating at meals. During the day you should eat every 2-3 hours to balance your blood sugar levels energy!), and this is especially important if you lead an active lifestyle. (Healthy snack ideas)
Staying hydrated throughout the day is crucial for overall health. Water is essential for all life, and is needed for practically every function in the human body. Fatigue is simply one sign of dehydration, but you may be surprised at how invigorated you can feel simply by drinking water. The next time you’re feeling tired, pour yourself a glass of water. For a (delicious) bonus, add some peeled ginger or a squeeze of citrus.
Listen to Your Favorite Songs
Listening to music – particularly music you enjoy – can brighten your mood and put some pep in your step. Don’t be afraid to get a bit silly with it; put on headphones, sing along and maybe even cut a dance move or two.
Don’t Hit Snooze
It may sound like a good idea at the time, but falling back asleep – even if just for 5 minutes – can make you feel more tired. When you hit the snooze button and fall back asleep you’re tricking your body into thinking it’s going back for a full round of sleep. When the alarm goes off again it seems like a cruel joke, leaving you feel groggy and unrested. Do your best to get up on the first alarm. If this proves problematic, try moving your alarm clock to a place where you have to get out of bed to turn it off, or switch to an alarm that uses a gradual wake-up tone.
Go Easy on the Caffeine
Caffeine is often used as a quick energy booster, but not without consequence. The short pick-me-up feels good at first, but leads to a crash that makes you feel worse than before. By increasing adrenaline levels, caffeine can lead to complete exhaustion. This can lead to compounded problems such as a weakened immune response, anxiety and panic attacks. As you get more and more tired you rely more on caffeine to pull you out of the slump, creating a tiresome cycle.
Check Your B Levels
The spectrum of B vitamins are essential to maintaining steady energy. All of the B vitamins help generate energy and work in concert with each other. Therefore, the presence of the complete B complex is necessary for each individual B vitamin to optimally do its job. Consider a daily supplement containing a high-quality B vitamin complex, such as Dr. Wilson’s Super Adrenal Stress Formula.
Have a Zen Break
A 20 minute recharge break during the day can do wonders for your energy levels. This could be a quick nap, sitting in a dark room with your eyes closed, meditation, or yoga.
Take a Hike
Light cardiovascular exercise has many benefits, including a boost of energy. Take a walk around the neighborhood, a hike if you live near trails, or use a treadmill or elliptical machine for about 30 minutes to recharge. Exercise can also help you clear your head and relieve stress.
Keep on the Sunny Side
Do you tend to look on the sunny side, or do you see a future filled with dark, stormy skies? A growing body of research suggests that having a positive outlook can benefit your physical health. Research has also found a link between an upbeat mental state and improved health, including higher energy levels, lower blood pressure, reduced risk for heart disease, healthier weight, better blood sugar levels, and longer life.
Change Your Socks
This one may sound odd, but changing your socks midday, especially if you walk a lot, can help your feet (and yourself) feel renewed.
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