Energy like time is something we never seem to have enough of when we need it.
Many times we find ourselves only halfway through our day, and we are wondering if we can make it to the end of the day.
What are we doing wrong? Probably a lot of things.
People usually think I am just so busy and have so much going on, so of course, my energy is low. Being busy and overloaded can undoubtedly contribute to your low energy, but so can a lot of other things. Things that you can change.
Your diet can most definitely affect your energy levels. Too much sugar in your diet can be a cause of your low energy. Yes, if you are eating a lot of sweets like candy, cookies, and donuts that can be a cause.
But did you realize that other foods you don't think of having a lot of sugar in them may also contribute to your blood sugar levels taking a dip and leaving you feeling tired? Check the labels on your cereal, chips, and other food items. You may be surprised at the sugar contained in those foods.
Start your day with a good nourishing filling breakfast. Keep some healthy snacks at hand, so the sugary donuts do not tempt you.
Don't skip meals. It's essential to maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Your body needs to fuel to keep it going.
Foods that help boost your energy. This list is just a small sampling of the foods that can boost your energy:
Bananas will give your body a natural energy boost.
Sweet potatoes are a good source of energy.
Coffee can give a short term jolt. Skip the sugar and drink it black though.
Yogurt is a good source of energy. Grab a yogurt and fuel up.
Oatmeal is a great way to start your day with some added energy.
Apples are full of fiber and natural sugar and provide you with a slow, steady energy release.
Eggs are full of protein. And they provide a good source of energy for you.
Dark Chocolate-chocolate like coffee can give you an energy boost. Eat chocolate in moderation and avoid the usual energy crash.
Supplements to help boost your energy.
Get moving-Get up and take a walk, do an exercise video. Just start moving. I challenge you to get up and take a walk the next time you're feeling tired and unmotivated. I say you will be surprised how a simple walk helped the feeling of lethargy you were fighting.
Hydrate-Drink your water. When you don't drink enough water, you will begin to dehydrate, which then slows down your body's functions, making you feel sluggish and tired. So drink up! Even if you don't feel thirsty.
Get enough sleep if you are not getting your needed rest; it stands to reason, you're going to start slowing down early in your day.
Don't smoke-We all know that smoking is bad for your health. So stop it! I know it's not easy. But, smoking damages your lungs which makes it's harder to breathe, which in turn makes you tired. So find a way to give up smoking successfully. Your health will greatly appreciate it.
Limit your alcohol intake. Alcohol will leave you feeling tired.
Proper nutrition and exercise can make all the difference in how your body works and feels. So think about what you are eating and add some activity to your daily routine. The results can only be positive for you.
Medical issues that may be the cause of your low energy-
If you suspect any of these issues, please consult your doctor.