The Real Reasons Energy Lacks (And How to Get More!)
By Genevieve Cunningham
When you really lack energy, there’s almost nothing you can do to turn your day around. Feeling rundown and listless is just something you have to deal with for the day, and it’s certainly not fun. While it’s easy to blame this fatigue on a myriad of sources … poor sleep last night, you ran out of coffee, your stress is too high … the truth is that a constant lack of energy probably has a deeper cause. Take a look at these common reasons your energy lacks, followed by some ways to get you back up and moving.
You Spend Massive Amounts of Time on Electronics
There are so many good things about electronics. They’re quick, easy, and make work much more productive. They provide entertainment and endless information. But on the opposite end of the spectrum, they’re serious energy zappers. Electronics, with the way they look and the effects they have on the brain, are notorious for taking your energy and stimulating your brain patterns long after you’ve stopped using them. If you stay on electronics all day and are having trouble sleeping at night, you may consider limiting your exposure to enhance your sleep and energy.
Your Diet is Lacking in Important Nutrients
We know that a lack of nutrients can cause us to lose weight, suffer from headaches, and harm our teeth and hair. But what you may not have realized is that it can also keep you from maintaining proper energy levels. If your energy is subpar, take a quick look at your diet. Are you getting all of the vitamins and nutrients that you need? Are you lacking in any particular area? Cleaning up your diet can make you feel better as a whole, and improved energy is just a part of that overall health.
Your Schedule is Erratic
Even if you’re getting enough sleep, erratic schedules can take your energy down the drain. Our bodies like schedules. They like routine and repetition. Without this, you may find your energy falling far behind. If possible, regulate your schedule as much as possible, especially when it comes to sleeping and waking up. This simple step may make a big difference in the amount of energy you feel on a daily basis.
Living with little to no energy is no way to live your life! If you’re suffering from a lack of energy, check to see if any of these causes may be affecting you. And if so, use the tips to replenish your energy reserves and feel your best yet.
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