If you’re feeling dragged out in the middle of the day or find yourself moving slower than normal because you’re simply spent, you need to increase your energy levels. You can do it by making several lifestyle changes, which will also make you look better and feel better. For instance, just getting more sleep at night is a good way to make sure you wake up ready to face the day and keep your energy high until you go to bed that night. Getting adequate sleep also helps you lose weight, since lack of sleep causes you to create more hunger hormones.
Do you want more energy and stamina? Get physical.
Working out regularly seems like it would wear you out, but instead, it builds your energy level. One of the reasons is that you sleep better at night. Another is that it helps make you stronger, so tasks become easier. Exercise also helps you lose weight, which can make everything you do easier. If you’re just ten pounds overweight, it’s like carrying a ten pound dumbbell everywhere you go. Even if you aren’t in shape, getting up and moving around helps chase away fatigue. It gets the blood circulating. When you’re ready to put your head on your desk and take a nap, take a walk instead.
Cut out sugar.
What’s the first thing you do when you’re tired? If you rummage through drawers and cupboards looking for a sugary snack, you’re not alone. That’s because raising your blood sugar can make you feel more alert. Unfortunately, that alert feeling doesn’t last very long and before you know it, your blood sugar crashes and you’re even more exhausted than you were before you ate the sugary treat. Eating complex carbohydrates raises blood sugar slowly and keeps it level, so you won’t have that energy drop again.
Water is a magical elixir that will wake you up faster than a cup of coffee. The human body is about two-thirds water. It keeps everything functioning properly. You lose fluid throughout the day either by sweating or voiding, so it’s necessary to make sure you replenish your supply. Even slight dehydration can cause you to feel exhausted and fatigued. Just loosing one and a half percent of your fluid is all it takes. Drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day will keep you energized, while also helping you lose weight.
- Eating a healthy diet not only helps ensure you’re healthy, it also helps you have more energy. Processed food and a high fat diet can make you feel run down and exhausted. Healthy eating provides both fuel and all the nutrients you need to keep your body running efficiently.
- Relax and avoid stress. Stress can beat you up and make you feel exhausted. While moving around can burn off the hormones of stress, learning stress control techniques can help you avoid getting to the point of exhaustion.
- Stay involved and active. A great social life or hobbies that interest you keep you more focused, provide a social network and increase your energy.
- At Studio Fit, we can help you make those lifestyle changes that will boost your energy level, plus make you look and feel fabulous. Come in to see us and investigate our 30-day trial.