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.
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 maybe 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 workforce, 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.
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.
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 tablespoons (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.
It is helping to curb hunger in the mornings as well. All these things together are producing increased natural energy levels that remain constant all day.
Other Energy Sappers For Men
I 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.
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 supplements 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!
We can help ourselves out tremendously by getting 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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