Do you find yourself feeling tired and sluggish mid-day? Do you fight to stay alert and focused throughout the day? If you said yes to either question you may be experiencing adrenal fatigue. Luckily for you, there are easy ways to crush tiredness and feel motivated and inspired again.
Don’t reach for that extra cup of coffee or dangerous chemical energy drinks, instead try these 5 easy and inexpensive methods to get energy naturally from within.
5 Ways to Boost Your Energy Naturally
1. Drinking Clean Water
Did you know that feeling tired and exhausted is the one of the first signs of dehydration? It’s true – not consuming enough water could really decrease your energy levels. Water contains oxygen which hydrates your cells and conducts energy throughout your body. Drinking clean, purified water is an amazing way to oxygenate your cells to boost energy naturally. Because you are made almost entirely of water small dips in hydration can be enough to affect your metabolism.
Stayed energized and hydrated by drinking enough water each day. A good rule of thumb is to take your body weight and divide it in half, then drink that many ounces per day, and if you are really active, workout, or are fighting an illness you may want to drink plenty more. You may also consider want to consider replacing the electrolytes lost during an intense workout by supplementing with coconut water, which is also high in potassium.
You may be thinking... that’s a lot of water. Keep in mind that eating hydrating foods like fruits and vegetables will also boost your hydration levels as well, so eat a healthy variety of fresh organic whole foods.
2. Vegetable Juice
Drinking your veggies provides important nutrients to your body while also supplying energy to your cells. After drinking a 20-ounce juice you’ll definitely noticed increased energy and heightened focus. Juicing removes the vegetable fiber which may make it easier for you to absorb and digest it. (1)
Vegetable juice is an amazing way to fortify your immune system to stop illness in its tracks, so you won’t experience a dip in energy levels. Don’t waste your money on store bought juices because they’re all pasteurized ad loaded with processed sugars – they'll leave you feeling exhausted!
Make your own or buy fresh pressed juice, like my favorite green starburst juice. Here’s the recipe:
3. Get Better Sleep
Having trouble sleeping at night? Do you spend your nights tossing and turning in bed making you exhausted the next morning? When you sleep, your body regenerates and repairs itself. (2) Getting more quality sleep is the solution to more energy each day.
Here’s a few tips if you’re having trouble sleeping:
- Create a sleeping schedule and commit to it. By going to bed the same time each day, you will help regulate your internal clock and ensure you experience better sleep.
- Try to eliminate stress. Most of us spend our nights worrying about the problems of yesterday. Read a book 30 minutes before bedtime to unwind and relax your mind.
- Journal everything your grateful for each night before bed.
- Eliminate caffeine after 4 p.m. because it may keep you lying awake at night.
4. Electromagnetic Nascent Iodine
Electromagnetic Nascent Iodine can be a god send when you're feeling fatigued, exhausted or stressed. Iodine is a powerful trace mineral that helps to charge the mitochondria which boosts your energy naturally from within. The mitochondria are like little battery packs attached to each of our cells. It how our bodies produce energy naturally. It takes the food we eat and converts to chemical energy or ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate).
By supplementing electromagnetic nascent iodine into your daily routine, you could feel calmer, more focused and less fatigued.
Don’t you feel drained after a tough workout? It’s worth it, the fact is incorporating regular exercise into your routine will actually boost energy levels and is essential to increasing both energy and motivation while also optimizing overall health. Burning fat and calories causes oxygen and nutrients to your body’s cells, helping organs like your lungs and heart to function more efficiently to supercharge energy levels. (3,4)
Keep in mind that you don’t have run a marathon to get enough exercise and the benefits associated with it. High interval intensity workouts (HIIT) or body weight squats are an excellent way to efficiently get your metabolism moving to increase energy production.
If You’re Still Struggling
If you have tried some of these natural remedies and are still struggling with fatigue, there may be other factors involved. Medications, depression, thyroid issues and anemia can all be other causes of decreased energy and motivation. Chronic fatigue may also be a symptom of many other serious health conditions like, cancer, kidney problems or diabetes.
If you experience any unwanted symptoms in addition to low energy, be sure to consult with your health care provider to ensure it’s not a sign of a more serious condition.
If you find yourself constantly dealing with low energy and chronic fatigue, there’s plenty of natural solutions that can charge your body and increase your motivation.
Including more physical activity into your daily schedule and changing your diet to include more whole foods, are both excellent ways of getting more energy.
Improving the quality of sleep, you experience can ensure renewed energy each day.
Low energy may be a sign or symptom of other conditions, including but not limited to depression, anemia or thyroid problems. Always consult with your health-care provider if fatigue persists to find the best solution.
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