4 Secrets to Gaining More Daily Energy
By Genevieve Cunningham
Sometimes it feels like energy is something in life that you lose and never get back. Kids have energy and plenty of it. Young adults have energy, and they use every last ounce. As we get older, we don't have any energy -- and yet we still expend ourselves more than ever. So what's the deal? Are we out of luck in the energy department? Or is there a way to get your energy back? If you're tired of feeling worn out all the time, take a look at these four tips to help you gain your daily energy back and keep it for good.
Drink More Water
Dehydration can cause exhaustion. Unfortunately this effect is quite subtle, and many don't even notice it. If you need more energy during the day, try increasing the amount of water you consume. Count the glasses, carry a water bottle, set reminders on your phone. Do whatever it takes! The more your body is hydrated, the better it is for your overall health and energy.
Get More Sleep
Let's talk about the most obvious way to get more energy: Get more sleep! If you're not getting enough rest, you're not going to have energy. Plain and simple. To get more sleep, follow a bedtime routine and stick to a bedtime. Don't lay in bed with your phone. Don't turn on the TV. Go to sleep in a quiet, dark, cool room, and make quality sleep a part of your life.
Drink Less Caffeine
If you're tired, you probably aren't keen on cutting back on the caffeine. But it's entirely possible that the caffeine is harming your sleep and then your energy is destroyed as a result. Have your morning coffee. Have your lunchtime soda. Then stop with the caffeine. It will take some adjustments and time, but the improvements in sleep and energy will be worth it in the long run.
Skip Morning and Night Screens
Screens are totally ruining your health. They make us lazy and give us headaches. They strain our eyes. And they also zap our energy. Once you leave the office, try to stay away from screens. You might have to check your phone a little, You may want to watch an episode of your favorite show. But the more you can avoid staring at a screen, the less wound up your brain will get, and the more natural energy you're going to have moving forward.
Getting and keeping more energy is not an impossible task, but it might take some changes to your normal routine. In the long run, these changes will definitely be worth the way you feel. Use these tips to help you begin those lifestyle changes, turn your energy around, and keep you feeling healthier than ever from here on out.
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