Tips to Improve your Energy
In todays world energy is essential. Here are some tips how to increase your energy in this overstretched high speed world.
Diaphragmatic breathing(stomach breathing)is one of the most important ways to make energy. There are several reasons why our breath doesn’t make it all the way down to our lungs. Such reasons are poor posture and stress. Breathing deeply from you stomach is the one of the most important ways to make energy.
Get a good night sleep:
Getting 8 hours of sleep a night is important but the times of day you sleep are just as important as getting enough sleep. A good way to get a good night rest is to try and sleep between the hours of 10:00 to 6:00. The reason for this is because hormone secretion, body temperature and digestion and other restorative processes follow a 24 hour cycle linked to natural light exposure. The later we go to sleep and the later we wake up the more out of sync our cycle will get.
Growth hormone is needed for lean muscles, optimum immune function and strong skin. It is secreted between the hours 11:00 and 1:00 am.
Include more alkaline foods in your diet:
Alkaline diet is a diet that includes fresh fruits and vegetables and without these foods in our diet we are more prone be to illness
An alkaline diet includes:
green leafy vegetables
A teaspoon of green powder is good to have in the morning with a smoothie or juice.
Switch to an alkaline diet right away if you notice the following:
lack of energy
excessive mucous production
frequent colds and flu
*Always check with your doctor before trying any type of diet especially if you have a history of heart disease or kidney failure.
Excess sugar can plummet our energy levels so decrease all forms of refined sugar.
Pack some almonds and nuts for a quick and convenient protein snack.
Too much coffee:
Coffee raises stress hormones and gives a rise in energy but consuming several cups of coffee per day can promote burnout. Try to cut back to one cup of coffee per day in the morning.
Not drinking enough water:
One of the most common reasons for having low energy is not drinking enough water. You should drink 8-10 glasses per day.
Consider a stress formula vitamin:
Stress can take away your energy so taking an anti stress multi vitamin every day with vitamin B will decrease stress.
*Always remember to take 20 minutes a day for yourself whether it is to read a book have a tea or listen to music.