Energy Recharge

Energy Boost

Water: You should be consuming half your body weight in ounces (oz) everyday. The weather and your daily activity will also be a factor in how much water your body needs. Stay away from alcohol and caffeine that will drain your energy stores.

Proper Proteins: Be sure you are getting the right amount of protein every day for your body and energy expenditures. It may be a good idea to spread your protein meals throughout the day to be sure you are getting a good amount all day long.

Complex Carbs: Look for whole grains that contain vitamins, minerals, fiber, and complex carbohydrates. They will take longer to digest and give your body the nutrients it needs. Stay away from sugar!

Small Meals: Eat smaller meals throughout the day. This will give your body proper nutrition and energy throughout the day with fewer crashes, or the need to pig out.

Excess weight: Being overweight may mean your metabolism is slow. Getting back to a normal body mass index (BMI) can add energy back to your life, not to mention help decrease other health risks.

Exercise: You should be getting 20-40 minutes of moderately intense exercise daily. A sedentary person is often low in energy. Try to get out and get moving everyday.

Sleep: Be sure you are getting restful sleep that leaves you feeling refreshed in the morning.

Supplements: If you have problems absorbing nutrients you may need to be sure you are getting them through whole food supplements. B vitamins are water-soluble and they get used up or lost every 12-16 hours.

Probiotics: If you don’t have enough good bacteria living in your gut, you may need to add good bacteria through probiotic supplements. Bad bacteria in the digestive track can lead to inflammation, decreased energy, and other symptoms. Try to weed out the bad bacteria and seed the good through proper diet and supplementation.

Check your Medications: What are the side effects and are they depleting your energy stores? Look at interactions and what you can do to minimize side effects.

Blue Lights: TV and cell phone screens give off blue wavelength light that can inhibit your body’s production of melatonin (helps with sleep). Keep them out of the bedroom and stop using them before you go to sleep.

See your Doctor: Some conditions may lead to increased fatigue. Be sure you are in good health!

Dentist: Don’t forget to keep your mouth clean. Some infections in the mouth can lead to a loss of energy. Get checked regularly to avoid further complications down the line.

Hobbies: Find an interest that resonates with you and do it regularly. People who are having fun have more energy. Find something you’re passionate about!

Acupuncture/Chiropractic: Acupuncture and Chiropractic treatments may be able to give you the energy boost you need through treatments that include chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, herbal formulas, etc. They can help direct your body’s energy and free up any roadblocks you may be encountering.

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This information is for educational purposes only. Seek the advice of a health specialist before making any changes to your healthcare.

REF:

LA Times “15 Energy Boosters”