Our busy lifestyles are placing more demands on us than ever. All of this extra strain can wear us out! It seems everyone is complaining of low energy levels.
If you feel affected by low energy levels, then you’re also wondering if there’s anything you can do to change. Although doctors can offer medication to help with some energy level problems, there are healthy, natural ways to improve energy levels that don’t require prescribed drugs.
Below are simple and natural energy boosters. None are guaranteed, but by using any of these approaches you’ll experience at least some amount of benefit.
- Sleep: It might seem completely obvious, but getting enough sleep is essential to having good energy levels. What many of us now take for a good sleep is actually inadequate. Although the amount of sleep needed varies from person to person, for most the optimal amount of sleep is 8 hours. This period of sleep should be as uninterrupted as possible. There are many ways of improving the quality of your sleep which you can easily learn about through searching online.
- Exercise: You might think that exercise simply tires you out, but getting regular exercise can have a profound effect on your energy levels. By taking regular exercise, you improve your physical fitness, giving you greater stamina which means you can carry out activities for longer without getting tired as quickly.
- Meal Skipping: For some of us, one of the worst things we can do for energy levels is to skip meals. Your body gets energy from the food you eat or from stored fat, so eating less food might mean having less energy. If your body is fat-adapted (i.e. you’ve been on a ketogenic diet for at least a month) and if you really must skip a meal, this tip won’t make much difference to you as long as you still have some weight to lose. Keto fasters (intermittent fasting) do quite well even though it may have been a long time since dinner time.
- Stress: Another big factor in energy levels is stress. Feeling stressed can drastically decrease your energy levels making it difficult to stay focussed or even awake. Find ways to reduce your stress and you will almost certainly see an improvement in energy. Exercise is one great way to reduce stress levels. Another useful stress-busting tip is to make lists of the things you need to do tomorrow not long before bed. It can help clear your mind of unnecessary thoughts and worries.
- Eat Small: Although it’s important not to miss meals, in order to keep your energy levels at their peak it’s actually better if you don’t have 3 big meals per day… Instead, you should eat more than three meals of a smaller size throughout the day. This gives your body a steadier energy supply, preventing the yoyo-ing of energy levels that we’re all familiar with.