5 Ways to Naturally Increase your Energy
Some days we wake up refreshed, we can easily make decisions, and nothing seems to over whelming. Unfortunately some days feel longer than others and we often find ourselves dragging out of bed in the morning and dreading the day ahead, but these five tricks will help add some pep to your step and make your day more enjoyable and productive.
Get a good night sleep. This seems obvious but here are a few things you can do to improve your rest.
- Power down 1 hour before you go to sleep. This means avoid your electronics especially screens 1 hour before bed.
- If you do nap keep it to less than 20 min in the daytime
- Don’t eat heavy foods or large meals to late.
Exercise. Even doing a light exercise once a day can improve your energy level by 20%. Here are a few basic exercises to help you start.
Stay hydrated. Start your day with a glass of water as soon as you wake to kick up your metabolism and defog you brain.
Reduce your carb consumption. Eating carbs is okay but avoid sugar unhealthy ones that burn through your body quickly and only provide a temporary energy burst. Try more whole wheat or nuts to avoid the crash. Here are some examples.
Eat and drink energy boosting foods such as lemon infused water and fresh fruits. Here is a list of several more ideas to try.
Give these tips a try and let us know how you feel.