Can I Increase My Energy Level?

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There are many issues that can affect your energy level. These busy times we live in, we must ask ourselves some basic questions regarding our general sense of well-being.

Questioning have we slept enough? Are we eating the right foods? Do we need to get more exercise? Are there some better ways to reduce stress? Am I staying hydrated? Eating too much sugar? Etc.…

If you’re not careful; this line of thinking and introspection can lead to more stress and drain your energy levels! But it becomes necessary to do, if you are going to make the right choices.

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Society has placed pressures on people, to act in certain ways which are stressful to some and make them feel drained. If you fall into this category, then a retreat from the rat race, may be the answer to recharge your batteries.

This is one way to boost energy levels without costing very much, that is, if all you require is a brisk walk in a park or nature trail.

Need Energy Boost Naturally

One of the major causes of people’s low energy levels, is not getting enough sleep.

Lack of sleep or proper sleep is a Hugh problem; estimations are as high as 30% of the population is not getting the sleep that they need.

This can happen for many reasons; it could be the pressures coming from people’s jobs, many companies are requiring more output from their work force, which increases the stress levels in their employees.

One of the best ways to know if you are getting enough sleep is how well you wake up. Even if it is a little before the alarm goes off! That could be a good sign that you are rested.

However, there is a lot of debate on how much sleep is enough, or even if there can be too much sleep… but, common sense leads you to believe… if you are not falling asleep during your normal day, you’re probably getting enough sleep for you.

If your mind is racing and you have a hard time going to sleep there might be some other issues preventing you from getting the rest, you need.

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Trouble Sleeping?

For these types of symptoms consider using some over the counter natural sleep aids or relaxation techniques to clear your mind.

Meditation can relax your mind; allowing you to get the rest you need, making you more energized the following day.

Another natural thing to try; is to get moving, even if it is just a brisk walk for a few minutes. That can get the blood moving and help to restore your energy levels.

How Do I Increase My Energy Levels Naturally?

Another thing we can do, is to inspect our diet and look for things that can drain our energy level that is easily removed or exchanged for higher energy producing foods.

Most people are aware of the need to reduce their sugar content. When people consume large amounts of sugar there is going to be a sugar rush, but once it burns off, there will be an energy crash!

Eating well-balanced meals, that supplies everything the body needs to function correctly, is a better way to increase your energy levels naturally.

Well Balanced Meal
Healthy Well-Balanced Meal

There is more and more research that is advocating doing some intermittent fasting to increase your energy levels.

I have been doing the 16:8 intermittent fasting since November and it has been working good for me.

My weight has dropped by 12 pounds and is steadily coming off slowly; which is the best way for that to happen… but it came be challenging at times!

Along with the fasting in the mornings using the all-natural Energy Boosting Drink mentioned in an article a few weeks ago. My energy levels are good all day long! Even notice overall improvement in mental focus as well.

The modifications that I am using now is that I have removed the Erythritol sweetener, and now make it like this:

• 1 teaspoon of Honey (in the cup first)

• ½ teaspoon of Cinnamon (put on top the Honey)

• ½ teaspoon of Turmeric (put on top the Cinnamon)

• ¼ fresh lemon (squeeze all the juice on top the Turmeric)

• 2 table spoons (pour on top) mix thoroughly!

• 8 ounces water stir well and enjoy!

This is the best way to make this drink. It helps with my energy levels and by drinking in the morning does not interfere with my sleep patterns.

High Energy Drink
High Energy Drink!

It is helping to curb the hunger in the mornings as well. All these things together is producing increased natural energy levels that remain constant all day.

Other Energy Sappers For Men

Ran across some information in my research that I have not heard of before and wanted to know if there are any other people who have heard of this…

Fragrances causing declines in men’s testosterone levels. There are several mentions of this that have come to my attention.

Something that would be an easy fix, is to remove the things from our bathrooms that make us smell good, like soaps, shaving creams, aftershaves, colognes and deodorants.

Fragrances
Fragrances

The information suggests that there are more than 3000 chemicals used in making these products, and many have not gone through vigorous testing to ensure safety.

Not likely from reputable company’s, if the word gets out that something is not healthy, their business will take a big hit!

But there are other sources of information that make similar accusations about other types of chemicals affecting men’s testosterone levels as well.

Interested to see other opinions on this subject, please leave your comments and opinions in the comment section at the end of the post.

What Can I Take to Increase Energy

Even with the good result on my energy levels; I still believe in taking my daily supplement to ensure that I am getting all the vitamins and minerals that my body needs to function properly.

There is such a peace of mind in knowing that you are taking care of yourself in this area. It is so easy to do and inexpensive when you think of the benefits a great supplement can give you.

Here are some key benefits in my daily supplement:

• Supporting a Healthy Heart and Immune System

• Fights Oxidative Damage

• Promoting Healthy Brain & Nervous System

• Helping the Repair of your Telomeres to help maintain cellular regeneration in the body.

• Increased Bio-Availability helping it get to cells more quickly!

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Conclusion

We can help ourselves out tremendously by getting a good restful sleep.

Making sure that we are eating well-balanced meals, and even doing some intermittent fasting to help our bodies repair and energize us.

Go for a brisk walk, even to the point of looking for a reason to walk more, most office workers need this extra activity.

In the end you will feel better for doing so. Please share your thoughts on this post and any suggestions or questions that you may have.

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20 thoughts on “Can I Increase My Energy Level?

  1. This is a great question: “Can I increase my energy levels?” I believe you can take many steps to do so, and there are some means that will help virtually everyone (i.e. getting more sleep) and other ones that may work especially for the one person.

    Part of getting to know yourself is figuring out your peak productivity periods in the day. I know that I prefer early morning hours when things are quiet, I have minimal amounts of disruptions and can focus and get a lot done. The afternoon is a ‘down period’ for me. 

    Late night work is often also a good time for me. But, if I follow that through, it means that I am depriving my body of needed sleep. Over a very short period of doing this, I know my productivity will suffer, as will my energy level. So even though I can push myself to work in these productive periods, I make a decision on the approach and factor in the sleep.

    On the other tips you have included, some I can use, others perhaps not. I am a coffee drinker (bad, I know if taken to the extreme), and I like the pick me up it gives me. This is the same as what you are describing with your natural energy drink I think.

    Most certainly there are many ways to increase your energy level. Sometimes it can be as simple as talking with someone who is intensely excited about what they are doing, sometimes it is music, sometimes it is taking that walk you mention. I would say people should see what triggers a boost in energy in themselves and go for it! 

    Great post, lots of people will be helped I believe! Thanks for the effort putting it together!

    1. Thank you for your comment and insight into your experiences on this topic. Great point to make, people must find what works for them.  That’s going to be different for everyone, but we can benefit from each others experiences. 

      You’re right about the energy drink, and even though it is all natural it can interfere  with your sleep it you drink it too late in the day. That goes the same with coffee and tea as well.

      Great point to remind ourselves to search out the people who energized you. I have several people who have that quality and sometimes we forget the power or charge up effect it can have on us.

  2. Having enough sleep is something I’ve struggled with for some time and I’m still experimenting to find the best spot for myself. My lab work takes 12 hours of my day, I spend 3-4 hours on my part-time business which leaves me 8 hours for sleep and socializing with friends. It’s not easy having to battle with sleep at times but putting in a bit of exercise helps to gain activeness. 

    Personally, I’ve devised a short exercise early in the morning before leaving for the lab which is helping me increase my energy level. Thanks for sharing this.

    1. Thank you for sharing your experiences with this topic, I understand the issues with working 12 hour shifts and juggling side businesses with family life, leaving very little time for yourself. Good to see you getting some exercise, it’s very important for people working long hours, especially if the work is inside.

  3. So many great ideas to get energy, and I cannot wait to try that drink.  Yummy, honey, Cinnamon, Tumeric, and lemon, so healthy – can’t wait to see what it tastes like.  I do have trouble with energy sometimes, and I am going to implement some of the suggestions in your article, and I just wanted to pop in here and thank you for a great post!  Thanks!

    1. Thank you for your comments Babs, and this actually taste better once I switched to this recipes and mixing it in this order allows the honey to be liquified by the lemon juice and the apple cider vinegar, when you add the water it mixes pretty quickly, not completely but good enough to drink it quickly. Seem like we are always trying to hurry up! 

  4. Hi! Thanks for your informative piece. Truly several things sap one of energy. Like you rightly said, not having enough sleep is number energy sapper. Often times several factors can lead to sleepless night—depression, anxiety, trying to meet our deadline etc. To me, it does really matter how many hours of sleep I get, what usually matters to me is how refreshed and rested I felt.This is my first time of hearing about fragrances causing declines in men’s testosterone levels. If truly this is the case, then regulation should be made to ensure vigorous testing of the chemicals used in making these products. Goodnight rest and eating healthy are indeed the right path towards increasing our energy level.

    1. Thank you for your comments and concerns I fully understand I just recently heard this information myself about the fragrances, it is something to study some more. I will be consulting some Environmental Engineers that I know to find out what they  can tell me on this subject and do a follow up post when there is time. 

  5. We all want to increase our energy levels as adults and sometimes observe with envy the apparently boundless energy displayed by children.

    You’ve hit the nail right on the head when you isolate lack of sleep and poor nutrition as primary causes of low energy level. And certainly part of the answer is less sugar, not more.

    I find that a form of meditation before going to sleep works well. It’s just a matter of clearing your mind and examining what comes into it. Thoughts will pop up that reflect issues or worries you have and these are precisely what would keep you awake. But instead as they come up, you deal with them by deciding what you are going to do about each of them tomorrow.

    Even if the answer to that is “nothing” because it doesn’t have to be handled tomorrow and can be safely parked.

    When the thoughts finish, I have each one dealt with and tomorrow planned. I’m asleep a few minutes later.

    Interestingly, I’m doing an intermittent fast at the moment as well. A Keto breakfast, then an 8 hour fast, followed by a Keto dinner. I’m aiming to lose 1% of body fat per week while still maintaining weight and muscle mass.

    Interesting thoughts around fragrances and low testosterone too. That’s something I’ll research further.

    Thanks for all this information.

    1. Thanks Phill for your insights and experiences in the area of sleeping, the main reason I started looking at this again was an issue my wife recently had that made me have to go looking for some other remedies to help her out.

      Good luck with the fasting plan you are on, the Keto was something that I was looking into but with diabetes it is to risky for me to try, someone recently almost went into a diabetic coma on ketosis and that was all I needed to hear. It does work for a lot of people and a friend of mine lost right at 50 pounds last year on the keto diet. 

      Look forward to seeing what you come up with on the fragrance thing, I will be researching this one some more as well.

  6. Well, I know I need more sleep but it’s a little difficult when young children wake me up in the morning, Way too early! I try to get to bed earlier, but this is my time to relax. It’s all a balancing act, and finding the sweet spot is nervana. You do make some great points here.

    1. Thank you Nigel for your comments; glad you enjoyed the article and I hope that it gave you some ideas on what you can try to help you get some better rest.

  7. Just like you rightly said our daily life is often filled with stress from all angles, This, in turn, has the propensity to decreases our energy levels if not managed properly. Our daily habit like eating and sleeping also contribute immensely to how we feel over a given period of time, therefore, it is advisable to go with the best health and stress relief practices in this regard, some of which are highlighted in this article.

  8. I was recently diagnosed with a thyroid condition that was impacting my energy.  I’m also hitting 46, and my T levels are probably dropping!  Sucks to get old.  But we don’t have to lose energy.  I’m started doing a lot of the things you mention in your post.  Within a couple of weeks I noticed a huge improvement in my energy level.  I also noticed that my mind was a lot sharper…no “fuzzy brain”.

    I had no idea that fragrances could be sapping some of my energy!  I’ll find some natural alternatives that don’t cause this!

    The next thing I want to try is fasting.  Could you explain in a little more detail what the 16:8 intermittent fasting entails?

    Anyway, great post.  I’m going to try that energy boost drink recipe tomorrow morning.

    Peace!

    1. Thank you for your comments and I know what you mean about the fragrances, even with my working in the chemical industry for over thirty years I never heard of that one till the other day, the jury is still out on that one to me, will have to see some more information.

      The Intermittent fasting that I am doing is really pretty straight forward, I am only eating my food in an eight hour window between 11:00 AM to 7:00PM and the rest of the time only drinking water, coffee, or tea with no sugar of course!  

      That is why they call it the 16:8 plan referring to the hours fasting and eating. It is something that I can live with and now that I have been on it for a few months it is getting to be the new norm. It is helping me to lose weight slowly but it is coming off!

  9. Good article with some tips that I needed to hear. Currently, I am zapped from returning full time to work after chemotherapy, and I always feel tired.  But my physical activity has dropped to nothing.  Your article is a good reminder to start walking again and watching what I eat.  Thank you!

    1. Thanks for your comment and hope that the treatment is working for you… I know that is very taxing on the body and it will take some time to get your energy levels back to normal.

  10. Thank God I found this post.  I have been researching how to increase my energy level and so far have not come across anything useful or that seems useful.

    I never thought taking a brisk walk could actually help as well.

    Thank you so much for putting this together I found it really useful!!

    1. That for your comment Barry, yes taking a brisk walk can really get you energized especially if you have been tie to your desk all day! Also the energy drink really work for me too!

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