Top 4 Tips to Boost Your Energy Levels Naturally
Sometimes we find ourselves in need of a little pick-me-up, to break free from old patterns that are detrimental to our physical, emotional and spiritual life. At NBD, we get it! We all have those days. In fact that’s one of the reasons we created the BreakingChains podcast.
Maybe you’ve had a long week or you didn’t sleep great last night. Maybe your hormones are throwing you off. You could be stressed, traveling, under a tight deadline, or not getting the nutrients your body needs from your diet.
There are pretty much a million things that could be making you feel tired. So if you’re looking for a way to fight your tiredness and boost your energy naturally, add these things to your arsenal.
#1: EAT A NUTRITIOUS DIET
Your body is a complicated system and it needs a lot to keep it functioning at its best. If you’re filling it with junk like sugar or alcohol, it’s going to make you pay for it, usually with fatigue. And if you’re not getting the nutrients you need from your diet, the same is true. Making bad food choices is like putting only a tiny bit of gas in your car — and then expecting it to make a major road trip.
You might already know the benefit of eating whole foods above everything else. The closer you can get to the natural source, the better. That means choosing food with limited processing and added ingredients — and loading up your plate with lots of fruits and veggies. If you’re not quite sure what you should be eating to feel like your best, most energized self, I can help.
#2: MOVE THAT BOD!
A sedentary lifestyle (that basically means sitting around a lot) makes you feel even more sluggish. You don’t have to take my word for it. Studies show that getting moving on a regular basis can decrease your fatigue by 65%. That’s a pretty big drop!
The general recommendation is to get 30 minutes of exercise five or six days a week. But I know that if you haven’t been moving much, that can sound like a lot. Don’t be afraid to ease yourself in. Even 10 minutes a day can still do wonders — and I legit have the Daily 10 for this purpose. Getting moving can be way easier than you might think. A brisk walk around your neighborhood counts. So does literally any workout from our LSF App, which means you can choose whatever sounds good to you on any given day! Plus, we’ve got a seven-day free trial so you can see what you think. Try it out!
#3: GET ENOUGH SLEEP
If you want to feel energized during the day, you NEED to recharge your battery at night. And that means getting a good night’s rest. Most of us need at least seven solid hours every night so our body can do all of its important overnight work.
You probably already know that getting enough sleep is important for your body and your mind. The trick, of course, is actually getting that sleep.
#4: CONTROL YOUR STRESS
Stress takes its toll, literally. When your body is continually dealing with high levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, it causes lasting fatigue. Plus, stress can make it harder to sleep, worsening the problem!
See? There’s a lot you can do to give yourself a boost when you need it without resorting to that fourth cup of coffee or an energy drink.