With the number of demands placed upon us increasing daily it seems like there is always more to get done and less time to get it done in. Whether you use coffee, soda, energy drinks, vitamins, or supplements, we now rely on anything we can to give us a little extra pick me up throughout the day to keep us going. And the number of products available that claim to do just that are endless. But we don’t have to rely on these products to help get us through the day. So, we’ve put together a list of our favorite, natural energy boosting tips.
Create Healthy Eating Habits
We all know that creating the right eating habits is important to many areas of our health. But having the right eating habits can also help you experience a natural boost in your energy levels. It is more than just eating the right things, it is also making sure you are eating the right amounts. You should never skip a meal, especially breakfast. Because our bodies rely on the nutrients we feed it to create energy naturally throughout the day, it is best if you are able to eat more small meals and snacks every couple of hours throughout the day instead of relying on three large meals spread out across the day. When it comes to choosing the right foods and snacks, foods that are great energy boosters include whole grains, high-fiber vegetables, nuts, legumes, sweet potatoes, oats and brown rice, chia seeds, yogurt, and healthy oils such as olive oil. Typically, you want to stay away from high-carbohydrate foods as they have the highest glycemic indexes, meaning the sugars and refined starches found in them are quickly absorbed.
Just like proper eating habits are essential to keeping our bodies healthy, staying active and exercising are also key components in staying healthy. And perhaps surprisingly, staying active and exercising regularly can also help boost your natural energy levels overall. This is because regular exercise and physical activity sends more oxygen and nutrients to our body’s cells, helping our heart and lungs work more efficiently and naturally boosting energy levels.
One of the first signs of dehydration is usually exhaustion and fatigue. Depending on your age, your body can be made up of anywhere between 55 and 75% water, which you lose naturally throughout the day with urine and sweat. In order to keep ourselves properly hydrated, we must replenish the water our bodies are losing throughout the day. Try to drink water regularly throughout the day so you know you are always consistently replenishing your body’s water supply and staying hydrated. You should try to drink around 8 to 10 glasses of water a day.
The busier our lives are, the easier it is for us to feel overwhelmed and stressed out. However, feelings of stress consume the highest amounts of energy and leave us feeling completely drained and without energy to be able to properly handle these stresses. You may not be able to remove the sources of stress from your life, but you can certainly improve the way in which you cope with these stresses. There are many ways for us to reduce stress in our lives including talking to a friend, reading a book, and meditating, but of course our favorite stress reliever is treating ourselves with a relaxing spa day!
Get The Right Amount of Sleep
If you aren’t getting enough sleep each night, it is only natural that you will experience more feelings of exhaustion, moodiness, and tiredness. If you have these feelings regularly, you should evaluate your current sleep habits and make sure you are actually getting enough sleep each night. In addition to making sure you are getting enough sleep, you want to make sure that you are also getting the right quality of sleep. If you find it difficult to fall asleep at night, sleep with the television on, toss and turn throughout the night, or wake frequently throughout the night, you should start to consider changing sleep habits to improve your overall quality of sleep. When you have a busy work load or life style getting enough of the right quality of sleep can seem difficult, but it is imperative to making sure you are maximizing your energy levels to keep you going throughout the day.
Contact Brandon Essentials Spa today to schedule your next relaxing spa day! Treat yourself to a relaxing day of spa treatments, unwind from your normal day to day stresses, and rejuvenate yourself to boost energy levels!