Are you tired of being tired? Feeling sluggish all the time is not a productive way to live, and it doesn't take much to see huge improvements in your energy levels!
Of course I'm going to tell you to exercise! Any kind of movement will increase your heart rate and get blood flowing around the body - especially to the brain. When we sit around all day we tend to feel even more tired! Did you know that regular exercise can improve your sleep, boost your metabolism, and help you be more productive at work/school too? Check out my BURN fitness calendar for daily full-length workouts that will keep you fired up!
And grab one of my shakes! I'm always talking about good nutrition, and if you're wondering how I manage to keep my energy levels up while I'm doing all of this running around, it's because of my Nutrition Plans. I've been using my plan for years, and there is no turning back! I used to down a Red Bull before my sports games or workouts, but all I was doing was pumping my body with sugar and empty calories, only to crash a bit later! My shakes are packed with protein, which keeps you fuller for longer, and the shakes contain loads of vitamins to treat your body at a cellular level, increasing energy AND fitness results.
Most researchers say that 7 hours is the magic number for most people, but your sleeping needs may vary. You might need more or less than 7 hours of sleep, but one thing is for sure: pulling all nighters or staying up late is not good for your energy. An irregular sleep schedule throws your body out of whack and it can be hard to recover from that during the day.
Ever notice that during the dark winter months we usually feel less energized? It's not a coincidence. Less sunlight affects our mood and energy, making us feel more sleepy and sad. Whenever you have the opportunity, get outside. Even if it's just for 15 minutes, you will instantly feel the effects of getting out in the sun. Just remember to protect your skin with sunscreen!
Your plummeting energy levels might be making you hangry. I eat every 3 hours to keep my metabolism and energy high - that way, I'm never feeling like I'm starving and I don't get that nasty afternoon fatigue. You guessed it... my Nutrition Plans also include snacks that are high in protein and other nutrients to help you combat the noon slump!
What is your favorite way to keep energy levels elevated? Drop a comment and let me know your strategy!