Boosting Energy Naturally

Updated: Jun 11, 2019





Our society is constantly being run down through long commutes, long work days, and constant stimulation from electronics.


We may find that we are fatigued, sleepy, or unable to fall asleep which therefore leads to more fatigue.



So how can we boost energy naturally?


01 DRINK MORE WATER

Drink more water to increase energy levels. Dehydration can impact body functions and make you feel more fatigued.


02 GET MORE SLEEP

This may seem obvious but many people who can't figure out why they are always tired forget to sleep 8 hours a night. You may also want to focus on more restful sleep too. Sleep without phone and unwind before you got to sleep. Invest in a good and supportive pillow. You may think you are sleeping 8 hours a night but if you are restless you may not be getting enough ZZZs. 





03 STRESS LESS

Stress and fatigue are closely tied together. Adrenal fatigue is a common culprit because the adrenal glands produce stress hormones which can make us feel fatigued when we are in these constant states of stress. This can lead to things like fatigue, anxiety, brain fog, etc. But adrenal fatigue isn't the only way stress causes fatigue and can be linked to other body systems like the immune system, digestive and intestinal system. 


04 BREATH

Insufficient breathing or shallow breathing can lead to fatigue. Not enough oxygen may be reaching your cells. 


05 IMPROVE DIGESTION

Poor digestive function may be a contributor to your constant fatigue. When our digestive system is suffering, we may not be absorbing nutrients properly. 


06 CUT THE CRAP

When we don't eat nutrient dense foods, then we aren't supplying our bodies with the fuel it needs.




07 MOVE YOUR BODY

Lack of exercise may lead to fatigue in individuals. This is common today as many of us have desk jobs and long commutes and little time to exercise. Exercising releases endorphins, improves sleep, balances hormones and boosts energy.


08 CHECK FOR DEFICIENCIES

This goes off of the 5TH and 6th point. The reason we may be fatigued is because we aren't getting the proper amount of nutrients in our body for it to perform its day-to-day functions. Take anemia for example which is common in people with low iron, B12 and folate levels.


09 PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL

Peppermint as aromatic benefits which can make you feel more alert. Try a roller stick on the back of our neck or diffuse it in your office.



10 TRY STANDING OR MOVING AT WORK

Sitting at a desk and slouched over can drain us of energy. Try getting a standing desk, walking during your breaks or lunch, and doing some light stretching.


11 GREEN TEA

Although I am neither for or against coffee, I do believe that we have become a little too dependent on it. Try replacing one of your afternoon coffee with green tea for an energy boost.


12 GET SOME VITAMIN D

Most of us lack vitamin D because we are indoors a lot but its important that we get it through supplement form if we are struggling to get enough. Vitamin D is supportive of many things including energy.


13 SPEND TIME WITH PEOPLE WHO MOTIVATE YOU

The people we decide to spend our time with can either bring us up or bring us down. Spend time with people who bring you up and motivate you and don't get trapped in the friend or loved one's negative spiral - it can be exhausting.

 

14 DISCONNECT AND UNWIND

Take time to disconnect from technology and do something else to unwind like take a bath, read a book or go outside. Constant stimulation from electronics can be tiring and disrupt or sleep patterns.


15 BALANCE BLOOD SUGAR

Be sure to balance blood sugar levels by eating a whole diet with adequate fats and protein. You may find that you are getting a little sleepy and hungry around 3:00pm. Instead of reaching for potato chips or a sugary granola bar, try having nut butters with fruit, a filling smoothie or hummus and vegetables. 


In good health,

nic


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