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I Need More Energy – What You Should Know
Sometimes, it feels like all of our energy is gone and there’s no way to get it back. But in actuality, we can make little changes to our lifestyles that will help us feel more energized, refreshed, and ready for the day—without having to resort to caffeine or other stimulants.
I Need More Energy – Here are a few easy ways you can get your energy back:
-Drink water! Water is the best way to stay hydrated throughout the day and restoring your natural fluid balance is crucial for recharging your body’s batteries. I personally recommended drinking at least half a gallon of water each day.
-Exercise! Even if you just go for a walk or do some light yoga, it can help restore your energy and get you feeling like yourself again. A study done by Carnegie Mellon University found that just 15 minutes of exercise could help people get back to their usual selves.
-Get enough sleep! Besides being good for your body, the right amount of sleep (usually 6–8 hours) can also help you feel renewed and ready to take on the day.
-Eat healthily! Keeping a healthy diet and eating the right foods can actually help you feel more energized. In addition to meeting your recommended daily vitamin and mineral intake, eating the right types of foods will give your body rest while making it stronger. A study done by Harvard Business School found that people who ate 3 or more servings of vegetables were more likely to be less tired and have more energy than those who ate less than one serving each day.
-Reduce stimulants! If you don’t already know, most hyperstimulants (like caffeine) are not good for you. They can make you feel agitated and jittery, while also interfering with your ability to fall asleep. In addition, it’s important to note that many foods can contain stimulants (like chocolate), so it’s a good idea to avoid these types of foods as well.
-Get outside! We all know how important a good night’s sleep is for feeling energized throughout the day, but there are also plenty of benefits to getting outdoors and enjoying nature. Being near trees and plants can help you feel calm and relaxed while taking in the sights and sounds of nature. In addition, spending time in nature helps decrease anxiety and stress levels which can help you relax while getting more energy throughout the day.
-Have fun! Not only is it important to enjoy your life, but you’ll feel more energized if you do. Taking time out to do activities you enjoy can help reduce stress and anxiety and give you more energy throughout the day.
I Need More Energy – Other Helpful Tips:
-Drink peppermint tea! It’s a great way to increase your energy in the morning while having a calming effect on the body at the same time. Plus, it tastes good and relaxes muscles (like those in your back) – so it makes for a great breakfast before hitting the gym.
-Get more probiotics! In addition to making you feel better, probiotics are also known to increase energy levels.
-Keep a healthy diet! Aside from eating fruits and vegetables for energy, carbs can be good for your energy levels as well. Try to get most of your carbs from natural sources like whole grains (in moderation) or fruits and vegetables. But if you’re craving something sweet, moderation is key with sweets—especially if you’re known to have sugar cravings during the day. Aim to have one or two servings a day and if you really want that cookie or candy bar, make sure it’s homemade with natural ingredients.
–Get enough exercise! Ideally, exercising for a minimum of 15 minutes (at least two times a week) is a great way to increase your energy levels. We know that exercise can leave us feeling tired, but it’s important to remember that you’re doing something good for your body. When you exercise, you increase the blood flow to your muscles and organs which allows them to function better and gives you more energy throughout the day.
-Meditate! Whether it’s taking time out for ten minutes or longer each day, meditation is one of the best ways to reduce stress and anxiety while giving you more energy throughout the day. In addition, cultivating a sense of calm and gratitude can also help you sleep better at night.
-Smile! One small change you can make which will have a big positive impact on your stress and anxiety levels is to smile more often. Each time you see someone who crosses your path, practice smiling just for them. It will put you in a better mood while helping others understand that you’re in a positive state of mind. This will make it easier for you to interact with other people and can help reduce your stress level as well.
-Drink green tea! It’s full of antioxidants (so it’s good for your body) and can help give you the energy boost you need. Plus, studies have shown that it can reduce stress levels, so it can be paired with meditation to give you even more benefits.
To sum things up, we live in a fast-paced world that expects us to work hard some days and play hard on others. While this routine can keep our minds and bodies active, it can also lead to stress, anxiety, and lack of energy throughout the day. Luckily, there are plenty of easy-to-implement tips you can try to help reduce your stress levels and have more energy throughout the day.
These tips include:
Improving your sleeping habits by going to bed earlier or making changes to your diet (refined sugar, too much caffeine) to help you sleep better at night. Taking time out for fun activities that you enjoy and a healthy diet that’s full of protein, carbs, and natural sugar like fruits and vegetables. Doing something good for your body like exercising regularly and meditating a few times a week to help reduce stress and anxiety levels. Making small changes like smiling more often, drinking green tea, and practicing gratitude.
Have you tried any of these tips? Which ones are your favorites? Let us know in the comments below.
Disclaimer: The information in this article is intended for educational and entertainment purposes only and should not be used instead of or contrary to that of a medical professional. Before taking supplements, starting a new diet, or embarking on a new exercise regime please consult a medical or nutritional professional. The owners of “Getting Healthy After 50” are not medical professionals and are simply redistributing information that is freely available on the internet.