How to Naturally Boost Your Energy!
By Sara Butler
When you drag yourself through the door at the end of a long day, is it difficult for you to find the energy to do things you enjoy? Maybe it’s difficult to muster the energy to play with your kids or clean your house. If that loss of energy bleeds over the weekend, that can create a big problem! People from all walks of life and all ages can have trouble with staying energized, but there are some simple things you can do to boost your energy that have nothing to do with consuming more caffeine! Here are some tips to help you boost your energy naturally!
It may seem counterintuitive that expending energy during exercise will result in more energy, but it’s true! If you’re feeling zapped, exercise may be the last thing on your mind but it will help.
When your exercise your heart floods your bloodstream with blood packed full of oxygen and other nutrients. Plus, your cardiovascular system and lungs work more efficiently, helping you to feel better. And don’t worry; you don’t have to train for a marathon to reap the benefits of energy-boosting exercise. All you need to do is go for a walk or ride a bike – getting moving will help you to feel better and give you more energy to do other things!
The saying “you are what you eat” exists for a reason! When you eat a diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean meat will do wonders for your energy. Just don’t be under the impression that eating will give you energy, because eating an energy bar probably won’t have the impact you hoped!
Don’t look to add calories to your day for energy, simply look to eat foods that are high in omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin D, B vitamins, iron, magnesium, and zinc. Drink lots of water and make sure you eat breakfast too!
Powered by the Sun
Another great way to help boost energy is getting some sunshine. When you go out in the sun your body produces Vitamin D, and the light also helps to release endorphins in your body which helps regulate your sleep cycle. So, simply going outside more can have a profound impact on your energy levels.
You don’t need fancy supplements or expensive drinks to help boost your energy. Try some of these natural remedies and you will not only have more energy, you’ll feel better too!