We could all use an extra energy boost to help us get through the day.
Low energy levels can make us feel more than just tired or sleepy; daily fatigue can impact our focus, motivation, immune system, and overall well being.
There are a number of reasons why you might be experiencing a lack of energy. It could be due to stress, low hormones, poor sleep, diet, and more.
No matter the cause, there are many natural solutions to boost your energy levels & reclaim your health!
Change Your Sleep Routine
Sleep is the cornerstone to a healthy lifestyle, but it often gets put on the backburner because we all live busy lives.
Setting up a bedtime routine that works for you, and sticking to it, can not only help you feel more refreshed when you wake up but you can avoid the afternoon slump that most of us experience.
Try to avoid technology at least 30 minutes before bed, sleep in a cool and dark room, and maybe add some relaxing music or fresh scents to help you completely wind down and sleep peacefully throughout the night.
Get Up & Move
No, you don’t need to hit the gym every week to add a little bit of fitness to your life. Taking the time to engage in some type of physical activity each day can play a huge role in increasing your energy levels.
If you are feeling exhausted at work, get up & take a quick walk around the building or visit your local lunch spot. It also helps to find a friend who enjoys doing similar activities, whether it be biking, swimming, or yoga, that way you stay accountable each day.
Physical activity and frequent movement can help get your blood flowing, which in turn will help you feel more energized especially when you face that afternoon crash.
Build Healthy Habits
Along with sleep, nutrition is also a cornerstone to a healthy lifestyle and has a significant impact on your energy levels.
Poor dietary habits, such as eating too much sugar or drinking too much caffeine, might provide you with a quick energy boost but it is usually followed by a crash that makes you feel more tired. Instead, try eating fruit or drinking more water, so that you can sustain your energy levels throughout the day.
Check Your Hormones
Although sleep, diet, and exercise can all be helpful solutions to combating daily fatigue, it might not be enough if your hormone levels are low.
A hormone imbalance can drastically reduce your energy levels and cause you to feel much older than you actually are. Diagnosing low hormones is simple, just ask your physician to review your lab results and discuss your symptoms.
A Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) program, combined with healthy lifestyle habits, can not only boost your energy but relieve other common aging symptoms as well.