Dr. Susan Knight-Nanni
5 Ways to Increase Your Energy Naturally
All of us feel tired, worn out and exhausted at times, and it feels all too easy to reach for the coffee or a sugary treat to give us that boost we need. Unfortunately, what often follows is a slump in energy, leading us to go in search of another caffeine or sugar hit, and so the cycle continues. The good news, however, is that there are healthy and natural ways to revitalize yourself. Here are 5 fantastic ways to increase your energy naturally.
Keep drinking water
If you’re properly hydrated your body can function in the way it needs to, especially if you are active. You should try to drink 3 quarts of water a day and my top tip is to wake up and immediately drink 1 quart of room temperature water. Not only will this rehydrate your body after hours of no liquid, it helps wake you up quicker so you’re ready to start your day.
Move your body
Possibly the last thing you want to do when you feel tired, but it can have a huge impact on your energy levels. Even a 15-minute walk outside can leave you feeling refreshed and ready for action. If you want to give yourself an extra boost, try fitting in a short yoga or cardio workout – mid afternoon when we naturally begin to get tired due to the dip in body temperature.
Eat your greens
Green vegetables are Nature’s miracle foods and they are full of antioxidants, vitamins and chlorophyll. Not only are they great for your health, they also help to keep you fuller for longer and energized. A great and easy option is to use green powder and add it into smoothies, or mix with yogurt and fruit for a healthy snack.
Say yes to carbs
Ever noticed how people on a low-carb diet are grouchy and moody? This is because we need carbohydrates in our diets for energy. Try to avoid processed starches such as white bread and pasta and instead opt for slow-release wholegrain versions.
Aim for 8 hours of sleep a night
It sounds so easy, but many of us just don’t get the amount of sleep that we need to feel our best. You should try and get 8 hours of sleep a night. Switch off any TV or computer screens, and don’t check emails or social media in bed. Instead, relax and read a book or listen to a podcast or radio show; this will encourage your eyes to rest and allow your body to switch off from the day.
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Yours in Health,
Dr. Susan Knight-Nanni