What are the best ways on how to increase your energy now? Everyone is looking for the answer to that question. We’ve all been there. We have all woken up after what we thought was enough sleep and still felt groggy and maybe even a little unmotivated! Then, throughout the day it seems like it’s sort of just dragging and your energy levels are low, but are there ways we can help to reverse low energy?
Throughout the years, researchers have studied a lot about the human body and what it needs to function properly. Some of the things I mention today might seem like common knowledge to some, but being a personal trainer myself and with having many clients over the years, I can assure you that it isn’t!
Today we will go over what I believe to be the most researched and effective ways to help increase your energy!
This is usually the one that people go crazy about when I say.
Caffeine is of course known to help increase your energy, but since everyone and there son now drinks coffee, and a lot of it every day, not many people have ever asked if it could have reverse capabilities.
Yes coffee does increase energy, and yes it may help you get through your work day but coffee is a stimulant and too much of it is bad.
If you have too much coffee throughout the day it can wire your body out. You see, your body was designed to maintain its levels of energy without an outside stimulus, in this case caffeine. Although a little caffeine isn’t bad for you now and then, too much of it will start run your body of it’s own natural energy by becoming reliant on it. This can start to effect you during the daytime and especially your sleep quality.
Once your body becomes reliant on caffeine, this is when you’ll truly feel the negative side effects of too much caffeine.
Everyone is different though, some people can handle 300mg of caffeine a day and some can only handle 100mg. If you’re looking to increase energy I’d recommend to try and stay around 150mg a day or maybe even only on days that you think you’ll need it. On other days try not to have any at all.
Wake Up Earlier!
Our bodies naturally like to go to sleep when the sun sets and wake up when the sun rises. This is called our bodies circadian rhythm. This can be altered though if you stay up too late at night or wake up too late in the morning.
One of the best ways to increase energy will be waking up a little earlier, maybe a little more than you’re used to.
If you want to follow in the foot steps of many people successful individuals, you can start to set your alarm for 4:30 AM. Michelle Obama, and Apple CEO Tim Cook, Billionaire Warren Buffett, and Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerburg are already up and starting their day before dawn.
There is a reason for this though. We all have our daily lives that must be fulfilled each day. This may include spending time with family, going to work, etc.
Waking up earlier not only helps to reset your bodies natural circadian rhythm but also help to give you time to get ready for your day. When you wake up early and get ready for your day you’ll naturally have more energy because you’ll be more confident since nothing you do for that morning will be “last minute”. You can be up and productive for anything that the morning throws your way
In all honesty, CBD Is one of my favorite ways to help boost energy!
CBD helps to relieve stress and anxiety and by doing that helps to boost not only your mental focus but also to help increase energy.
Stress and anxiety can often be reasons for poor sleep or even sleeping in. They can fog our mind making us tired and feel unmotivated! By using CBD to help reduce both of those, you in turn help to give yourself an energy boost!
Inflammation is another thing that can put stress on your body making you tired and can even at times be painful making you not want to get out of bed. Utilizing CBD for its ability to help reduce inflammation will help to take stress of your body, helping it to focus on boosting energy!
Drink More Water!
Your body is 60% water, so it only makes sense to stay hydrated and drink enough water, right?
Most people think they are drinking enough water but really aren’t. If you’re struggling with having enough energy for the day, I invite you to try drinking more water than you’re used to.
Based on what most people can find online, many assume they only need to drink around 64-85 ounces a day or about half their body weight in ounces. Using a number based on half of your body weight in ounces is a good start, but in reality you should be drinking more. This is especially true if you workout often or have a very laborious job where you’re on your feet all day.
Increasing your energy can sometimes be as easy as drinking more water, so give it a try! The worst that can happen is you use the bathroom a few more times throughout the day!
Exercise is very important for those looking for an energy boost. If you wake up early and decide to exercise, you’ll help to set the tone and provide energy for the rest of your day. If you work out later in the evening, the exhaustion from the workout will help to provide you better sleep, giving you more energy the next morning!
Exercise has also been researched and is shown to help reduce stress and improve our mood. By reducing stress and improving our mood, our body will be more productive throughout the day.
Remember guys, an object in motion stays in motion! Exercising will help to “keep you in motion” and increase energy!
Vitamins and Minerals!
Your body relies on your to fuel it with what it needs to maintain itself. This includes vitamins and minerals such as B vitamins, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, folic acid, vitamin D, zinc and many more.
All of these are found in nutrient dense fruits and veggies such as kale, spinach, strawberries, orange, blueberries, asparagus, etc.
You can also take these vitamins and minerals in supplement form but as with anything, finding them and obtaining them through fresh fruits and veggies is always going to be your best bet!
So diet sort of ties in with vitamins and minerals but has to do more with what your’re actually putting into your body on a daily basis.
If you eat like crap, you’re going to feel like crap.
If you eat good, healthy foods, you’re going to feel good and healthy! Simple as that!
Now even if your nutrition isn’t 100% good all the time, you still want to get at least 2-3 servings of fruits and veggies each day as this will at least help to keep fueling your body with vital nutrients!
The better your nutrition is, the more energy you’re going to have!
I hope you guys enjoyed this article and if you have any questions please feel more than happy to leave a comment! 🙂
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