How to increase energy levels naturally

If you suffer from lethargy, you will probably wish to learn how to increase your energy levels. Doing so by natural means will involve making lifestyle changes to help you feel more energetic and ready to face the world. There are various ways you can achieve your goal from eating the right foods, to reducing stress, drinking plenty of water and exercising.

Diet

Think of the food you eat as fuel that helps your body function successfully. Just like a car your body will respond to receiving good fuel, rather than alternatives that clog it up and force it to run slow. Fast food may be likened to bad fuel when eaten too often. Now and then consuming a take away or a fry up probably will not hurt you. However feed your body with it consistently and you will feel sluggish and tired all the time.
A nutritious balanced diet consists of plenty of green, leafy vegetables, a small amount of protein, carbohydrates, plus fruit, nuts, seeds and grains. Eat these daily and you will feel more energetic.

Water

You have probably heard the advice about drinking plenty of water each day. Roughly eight large glasses is the recommended amount. However, you may not have taken the information given seriously. Your body consists of about 60% water and your brain 70%. Not drinking enough water can be responsible for headaches, lethargy and a lack of concentration amongst other things. Drink more water and you will feel brighter and your energy levels will increase significantly.

Exercise

If you are feeling tired you probably do not want to exercise and would prefer to relax. If you really have been on your feet all day relaxation is probably what you require. There again, if you are tired after a long day in front of a computer screen, you would be better off pushing yourself to exercise. Doing so will increase feel good hormones that make you experience more zest for life.

Stress maintenance

Stress can be another reason why you suffer from a lack of energy. The stress hormone cortisol is released into your system when you experience anxiety. This can result in you feeling tired and having more aches and pains than usual. Learn how to deal successfully with stress and it is likely you will gain extra energy. Mindful exercise, such as Tai Chi can help, as can creative visualization, mediation, yoga and listening to relaxing music that makes you feel calm and tranquil.

By making small changes to your daily routine, you can increase energy levels and feel more positive. Drink plenty of water, exercise, learn how to deal with stress and eat a healthy balanced diet and you are bound to experience far more positive energy.

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bridget webber

Bridget Webber’s background rests in mental health, counselling, hypnotherapy, NLP and art. She brings knowledge from her experiences into her writing and specializes in emotional wellness and the creation of, rather than search for, joy. You can catch up with her insights and musings on Twitter.

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  1. Brea

    This is so true when I am eatting right an drinkin a lot of water I have a lot more energy and Im able to think more clearly