We live in a society of tired and worn
Many people have desk jobs or sit around
all day, which, while not using much
tends to make us feel zapped and more
tired because physical movement
We run around from work to chores to
home where we face more chores without the needed energy to accomplish these tasks.
We spend weekends stuck to gaming systems, television screens and spend little
time in the fresh air.
We spend time wishing we had more energy. We take unhealthy shortcuts by downing energy
drinks to keep us going, not realizing that these drinks contain high amounts of sugar and caffeine.
Many of us partake in a diet filled with processed fake food that don't nourish our bodies and
only weigh us down and makes us tired and sick.
Fortunately, there are natural and effective ways you can combat fatigue and increase your
energy and vitality. Some of these techniques and habits can also slow the process of aging.
Here are a few ideas...
Exercise. While it would seem logical that exercise would make fatigue worse, actually the opposite is true. Being physically active tends to boost your energy levels, not to mention maximize the function of many of your body’s organs. Exercise can help you lose weight,
which can further significantly increase your energy.
Keep from being dehydrated. Keep a water bottle filled and chilled for more energy by fighting dehydration. Staying hydrated with water will give you that added bit of energy you deserve.
Get enough sleep. The best way to get enough sleep is to go to bed early and get at least 7-9 hours of sleep. It was found that people who got adequate sleep were more vigorous and reported less fatigue. Naps are other ways to freshen up your energy level. Try for short naps, no longer than 30 minutes. Any longer than that and you will have difficulty sleeping during the night.
Try omega-3 fatty oils. Fish oil capsules are good for you in many ways. One way, to boost energy and have quicker mental reaction times, is to take fish oil capsules containing omega 3 fatty acids. The capsules also restored physical vigor.
Become aware of your personal circadian rhythm. Everyone is different in terms of when they have the most energy. Find out if you’re a morning person or a night owl and work with it instead of against it. If you have especially demanding activities to do, choose to do them when you have the most energy to work with.
Lose weight. Carrying around extra weight can be exhausting and the only way to rid yourself
of that exhaustion is to start a healthy exercise and diet program that will help you shed
pounds and feel more vigorous.
Eat smaller meals. Large meals zap you of energy because the body needs to use a lot of energy to digest them. Small and frequent meals will keep your blood sugars from fluctuating, giving you steady amounts of food energy throughout the day.