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Losing Steam? 3 Tips on Increasing Your Energy Levels

By Rachel Shouse

I'm sure you know what grogginess feels like. Did you know that studies have shown that most people experience a midday slump in the early afternoon? I didn't know that was something others went through. If you also struggle with this, it's important that you don't push yourself too far. There's no shame in passing some responsibilities off to others in your life/home. Along with that, setting yourself up for success by following these three healthy tips will surely help reduce that midday grogginess. 

Hand Some Responsibilities Over to Others

It's common for people to feel the need to, "do it all yourself." Normal does not mean it's OK though. It surely makes it harder to voice when you really need help. If this is an area that you struggle with, try starting with baby steps. Ask your best friend or parent for a small favor. Work your way up from there. 

If you're a parent, ask your kids to pitch in. I have four children under the age of 12. We're far from perfect about it, but on a proper night all four of the kids help clean up after dinner. It's also their responsibility to pick up their school things before they have a snack or get to go on their electronics. 

Along with recruiting your children, ask your significant other to help with chores that you just can't seem to get to. It also couldn't hurt to ask if there are other responsibilities they wouldn't mind taking over. Reducing your stress can really boost your daily energy levels.

3 Tips to Set Yourself Up for Success

You can't expect yourself to function well if you don't start taking the proper steps. It takes a bit of motivation to reach any goal, nonetheless one that revolves around energy itself. Here are three tips you should implement that will surely increase your daily energy levels.

Get plenty of exercise - Doctors recommend that you get 30 minutes of moderate exercise per day, or three hours per week. This means keeping your heart rate consistently elevated.

Eating a healthy diet is vital - Eating a diet that is rich in healthy proteins, omega-3 fatty acids, vegetables, and fruits can really improve low energy levels. This diet could also help you lose weight if that's a struggle for you.

Drink plenty of water - It's recommended that adults drink 64 ounces of water per day. Being mindful of your caffeine intake is also important. Keep it between 2-3 cups per day. Having an extra cup here and there isn't dangerous unless you've been told so by your physician.

Remember that perfection is not required. It takes time to adapt and acquire new habits. It actually takes three months for a habit to form. Don't let that discourage you. Just know you have time and you're in no hurry.

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Tempe, Ariz.

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