Believe it or not, what we eat, how we sleep, and how we cope; greatly affects our energy level. One of the top things Americans complain about is being tired. Most of us blame it on having too much to do and not enough time to do it all, but the problem may be our own everyday habits.
Monitor your diet! Have you ever eaten a heavy meal and felt tired afterwards or gone long periods of time without eating and felt weak? It’s because of your dietary habits! Try eating small portions of food 3-4 times a day. This will keep you from feeling fatigued after large meals and prevent you from going long periods of time without eating. also, having a power breakfast is essential to jump starting our bodies’ energy. I can’t stress enough the importance of drinking water and staying hydrated! Even mild dehydration can cause your body to work harder.
Let your body rest! Our bodies regain energy by getting sleep. It is recommended that adults receive a minimum of 7-9 hours of sleep daily. I know for some this doesn’t seem feasible but there are alternative ways to ensure your body gets an adequate amount of rest. If you have trouble sleeping at night or a difficult work schedule, try taking naps. Giving your body an extra 2-3 hours of sleep will make a huge difference in how you feel.
Detox your Adrenals! The Adrenal System manages our body’s hormonal responses to stress. The Adrenal System contains Adaptogens that enhance our ability to cope with anxiety and fight fatigue. These hormones help regulate metabolism and blood pressure. Adaptogens have the ability to adapt their function according to your body’s specific needs, so relax!
If you start making subtle changes in your daily routine, you’ll have more energy to not only do the things you have to but you will also be able to do the things you previously wanted; but couldn’t before.