The afternoon approaches and you find yourself low on energy. As usual, most automatically go right for the coffee or a energy drink. Rather than putting a bandaid on your persistent fatigue, let’s look at ways to boost your energy.
Food is fuel, and the correct food is medicine. Incorporating healthy foods and simple steps into your daily routine, will fill your energy reserves and you’ll feel balanced with natural energy.
1. Eat a balanced diet.
Avoid sugar and processed foods, think the more natural the better. Fill your diet with proteins, whole grains, and vegetables, rather than easy to grab processed foods. If you have questions on what foods to eat, stop in today for our Food Sensitivity Lab Test. Learn all the foods you are allergic to and your reactivity to each one.
By having a balanced diet, your body will slowly break down the food, supplying a consistent dose of energy throughout the day.
2. Drink plenty of water.
Many who complain of exhaustion or fatigue find themselves not drinking enough water. Headaches can also be caused by this. For optimal health, women are recommended to drink a minimum of 8 cups of water a day, while men will need more, about 12. For exact amounts ask your Naturopathic doctor today. If you are exercising or live in warm climate, you will need to consume more water.
3. Try healing herbs.
There are a number of herbs that may positively increase energy levels, including Siberian ginseng and Ashwagandha.
4. Exercise regularly.
If you find yourself skipping your evening workouts, try to reprogram your body to do this first thing in the am. You will leave with more energy and increased mental focus.
5. Eat small, frequent meals.
To maintain energy levels you will need to eat frequently throughout the day. Small meals with snacks in between will maintain your energy. Frequent meals will maintain metabolism.
6. Sunlight is good.
Time in the sunlight will adjust your mood and allow the body to produce Vitamin D.
7. Take a nap.
As we become adults we forget to nap, or simply say we don’t have time. Napping research shows to improve memory, boost energy, and increase alertness. A nap of 15-30 minutes will show increased well-being.
8. Take deep breathes.
Take deep breathes throughout the day. Release tension and stress, but also increase energy with oxygen.
9. Consult your doctor.
If you want internal answers to your body, contact us today for lab testing, food sensitivity testing, hormone testing, and dietary support.