Have you found yourself tired and drained at the end of each day?
It may be easy to grab a second (or tenth?!) coffee or energy drink but boosting your energy level doesn’t mean you need to rely on caffeine.
Creating smart, healthy habits each day can help increase your energy level, mental focus, and endurance.
Why it Matters:
When you walk through the grocery store, you may notice dozens of products designed to increase your energy level lining the shelves.
Many of these synthetic stimulants are not healthy, and some can even become addictive.
Instead of that daily quick fix, it’s better to take a step back and consider the effect that your stress levels, exercise frequency, and diet can have on your energy levels.
- Being stressed out consumes a ton of energy. Bringing down your mental stress levels with a relaxing activity like breathing exercises can help. Relieve your physical tension with some soft tissue and joint manipulation in the form of chiropractic care can help you reclaim that energy.
- If relaxation is what you need, come try out our meditation/relaxation pods at Body Lounge Park Cities. A 30-minute session in the sleep pod is equivalent to 2-3 hours of restful sleep!
- Daily exercise can help you sleep better, elevate your mood, and further improve your energy levels by boosting the amount of oxygen circulating in your body.
- If sleeping at night is an issue, get outside in the fresh air and sunlight and go for a walk. The sunlight can help with your sleep cycle and circadian rhythms.
- Eating foods with a low glycemic index (where sugar is absorbed slowly) can help you avoid a crash after meals and snacks, keeping you more energized throughout the day. Try a protein shake instead of reaching for another cup of coffee can do the trick.
Developing an awareness of your daily habits and making small changes can result in big changes.
Start with avoiding using caffeine as a crutch and instead making positive lifestyle choices like those we just mentioned – and if you have questions or would like our specific natural supplement recommendations, just let us know.
We’re here to help!
9 Tips to Boost Your Energy — Naturally. Harvard Health Publishing. 2020.