Keep Your Energy Up With These Daily Habits
By Genevieve Cunningham
As we get older, it seems that there are certain things we lose naturally. We lose our eyesight -- slowly we find that glasses are necessary more often than not. We lose our flexibility -- suddenly we can't touch our toes with ease. Some of us lose our hair or our waistlines. And then there's the one thing that everyone seems to lose: energy. As an adult, ample energy seems like a thing of the past, and instead we're faced with endless fatigue. But does it have to be that way? Maybe not! If you need more energy in your life, take a look at these daily habits that can contribute to more energy every day.
Movement is one of the most important pieces of abundant energy. Unfortunately, many people are confused by its role in creating more energy. When they first add exercise to their lives, they feel tired. Drained. Exhausted. But that's only when the movement is new. As your body becomes accustomed to the influx of movement, it begins to gain energy. You feel more awake at the day's beginning, and you're better able to sleep at the day's end.
Go to Bed
If you don't get enough sleep, you'll never have more energy. Sleep is necessary. If you're serious about feeling energized, you'll have to force yourself to go to bed. Set a timer, stick to a bedtime, and don't deviate. It will be hard. It will feel frustrating some nights. But as your body rests, recuperates, and builds its energy reserve, you'll be glad you stuck with the plan and improved your health and life.
Use Your Water Bottle
A dehydrated body is going to feel tired and rundown. And the only way to avoid dehydration is to drink water. Carry a water bottle with you, but more importantly, use it! Drink little sips all day long. Eat hydrating foods such as citrus fruit, melons, and leafy greens. Hydrating your body properly is going to improve every aspect of your health -- and your energy is definitely included.
Changing your habits is not easy. It means changing your life! But if you're successful in changing your habits, you might find more energy and focus and productivity than ever before. Use these habits to turn your health and life around, and reap the benefits before you know it.
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