10 Ways To Fire Up Your Energy Naturally

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As the expression states: “My get up and go just got up and went.” Fatigue is a condition that everyone gets at some time in their lives. Coffee and energy-producing drinks are not the answer. They are only short-lived. Check out some natural methods that are more sustaining and effective.

STRETCHING

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One of the best methods for getting back your ‘get up and go’ is simple stretching. Stretching helps to speed up your circulation, delivers more oxygen to body tissue, and removes toxic waste material. The net results are an increase in your metabolism and energy level. Even if it’s no more than standing from a sitting position and touching your toes, or doing the wind mill (arms out stretched to your side, and turning the waist to the right and then to the left as far as you can), you will feel an up surge of energy after stretching.

EAT A HEALTHY DIET INCLUDING FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

Plants will not grow properly without essential nutrients and water. Have you ever had your car to run badly after putting low-grade gas into it? The human body is also a machine like a car, and will not operate properly if you continue to ingest the wrong types of nutrients. The body requires a healthy diet with an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables. Eating lots of processed and packaged foods that contain empty calories is like putting bad gasoline into a car.  These foods are high in sugar, sodium or simple carbohydrates, not complex carbohydrates. They give you plenty of quick energy, but the energy doesn’t last too long. You will crash at a certain point and will begin to feel fatigue again. Instead, go for a mix of unrefined carbohydrates (fruit, sweet potato, black beans, mixed nuts, and other vegetables) plus lean protein and healthy fat (example, avocados) which take longer to digest, but gives you more energy with staying power. 

TAKE A BREAK FROM YOUR CELL PHONE AND LAPTOP 

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There are few things that can quickly zap you of your energy like technology – your cell phone and computer. If you are one who uses technology from sunrise to sunset, you will sometimes feel completed depleted at the end of the day, or during the day. No matter whether your use of technology is a job or an addiction, you should take periodic breaks from it throughout the day, such as stopping to call a friend, talk to  co-worker, or whatever. Get away from it for a while. Allow your brain to be exposed to other stimuli in your surroundings. This will help get rid of the fatigue.

GET REGULAR EXERCISE

Regular exercise is probably one of the most important factors in boosting your energy level. Of course, like anything else, you can overdo exercising to a point wherein  you will literally drain your body of energy and will still feel tired. Exercise is to the body what a tune-up is for a car. Each improves the efficiency in which fuel is burned. In the body, the heart becomes stronger and delivers more oxygen to body tissues. Your metabolism increases and muscles become toned to a point wherein your cells produce energy even when you are sitting (You still shouldn’t sit for extended periods of time, though.)

GET AMPLE SLEEP AND DEVELOP A REGULAR SLEEP PATTERN 

DRINK WATER ALL DAY

Is dehydration the reason you’re tired ALL the time?  Many people do not drink enough fluid each day and only believe they are dehydrated when they start to feel thirsty. It is important to remember that fatigue and tiredness, a symptom of dehydration, usually occur before you become thirty. Hence, it’s important to sip on water throughout the day in order to avoid becoming fatigue. You should drink between 8 and 10 glasses of water a day.

ALWAYS EAT A HEALTHY BREAKFAST

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As mentioned earlier, a car will not not run properly if you put bad fuel into it. The human body is no different. Always eat a healthy breakfast. Make it a meal with a balance of complex carbohydrates, protein and a little fat – for example: whole-grain cereal or bread, nut butter, fruit.

GO OUTSIDE AND GET SOME SUNSHINE AND FRESH AIR

I am not sure how or why it works, but going outside to get a few minutes of sunshine and fresh air when you are feeling down or fatigue can do wonders to make you feel better almost immediately. Light therapy may work because it stimulates vitamin D production. Also, it is believed that light raises endorphin levels (the body’s feel-good chemicals). I like spending time outdoors every day. I believe it is a major factor in reducing fatigue.

EAT HEALTHY SNACKS THROUGHOUT THE DAY

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Eat mini-meals throughout the day to keep blood sugar levels and energy up. Snacks between meals tend to keep your metabolism up and gives you a continuous supply of energy throughout the day.

TURN UP THE VOLUME

A report in Online Journal of Sport Psychology says that loud music may be one of the most effective tools for relieving stress and fighting fatigue. So, the next time you begin to feel fatigue, turn the volume up, listen to your favorite music, and dance your fatigue away with the musical beat!

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