Do you feel exhausted all the time? It’s time to make some changes. Follow this seven ways to get your energy levels high throughout the day.
1.- Get your 8 hours of sleep and don’t hit the snooze button
Sleeping is the way you restore and repair your body from the damage of the day. We have a hormone cycle, which means that some hormones work during the day and the others at night, and if we are sleep deprived we are affecting this cycle. We need at least seven to eight hours of sleep and to sleep before 23:00. It’s important to keep a sleep schedule.
When the alarm rings, don’t hit the snooze button! If you fall back asleep you can interrupt the hormone cycle, and it will be harder to maintain the energy.
You don’t need a yoga session, you just need five minutes of stretches before and after bedtime, you can even stretch throughout the day. Stretching throughout the day can help the blood flow and circulation to keep the energy levels. Stretching before bedtime can release GABA (gamma-Aminobutyric acid), a neurotransmitter in the brain that helps reduce anxiety, so you get a deeper sleep.
3.- Alkalize the body
The average pH the body should have is around 7.36. Alkalizing the body helps your cells to heal and regenerate more efficiently. On the other hand, having excessive amounts of acid in the body causes a decrease in the oxygen in the cells. This oxygen is required for the cells to function properly.
4.- Avoid high-carb/high-fat meals
Have you ever feel the 3:00 pm slump? May be your meals are high in refined carbohydrates (sugars) and/or in fat. Refined sugars will cause your blood sugar to rise and then have a sharp fall that will make you feel really tired. Fats will make you feel bloated, and all your energy will be focused on digesting the food instead of your work. It’s the fiber from your veggies and the protein that will keep your energy levels high and satisfied.
5.- Get a little sunshine
Maybe instead of eating at your desk, you can head outside for lunch. Get a little sunshine to boost levels of vitamin D and sustain your energy.
6.- Stay hydrated
Feeling tired or exhausted is the first sign of dehydration. Since our bodies are made up of approximately 70% water, being dehydrated can affect your metabolism. So, drink enough water and other fluids like Jamaica Fit (which also contains caffeine) throughout the day and if you have an intense workout, you can add to your water organic maple syrup, Celtic sea salt, and freshly squeezed lemon or orange juice.
7.- Herbal teas
Herbal teas, like green and rooibos tea (BOSS TEA), provide a temporary boost in energy levels. Green tea is anti-aging and fights free radicals thanks to the antioxidants content. On another note, rooibos tea helps fight fatigue and has antioxidants that help regulate the adrenal hormones, which leads to stress reduction.
Speaking of antioxidants, you can take up to two tablets a day of X7, which is packed with antioxidant that helps keep your energy levels high.
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Sole-Smith, V. (2017) How to get more energy, from morning to night. Retrieved from Health Magazine: http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20653367,00.html#all-day-energy