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Natural Ways to Increase Energy Levels in Body and Mind

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Many people feel tired and lack the energy to function at their best throughout the day. However, drinking enough water, eating healthily, getting enough sleep and exercise and being sociable can benefit your energy levels and your health. Many lifestyle and medical factors can cause low energy. Lifestyle factors can cause low energy levels, such as sleep patterns, exercise, and diet. Medical conditions, such as low testosterone and sleep apnea, can also cause low energy levels in body.

Natural Ways to Increase Energy Levels in Body and Mind :: Chopra Ayurveda Surrey

Anemia:

The most common symptoms of having low iron and a low red blood cell count are fatigue, exhaustion, feeling weak, and having low energy. Certain types of anemia are caused by a poor diet that consists of low levels of vitamins or iron.

Other causes of anemia include a deficiency of iron, folic acid, or vitamin B12. Chronic diseases such as diabetes or kidney disease can also cause anemia. To confirm a diagnosis of anemia, your doctor will give you a blood test. If iron deficiency is the cause of your fatigue, treatment may include iron supplements.

 

Basic Few Natural and Very Simple Ways to Boost Energy Level in Body ::

GET UP AND WALK AROUND EVERY 30 MINUTES

Sitting all day at your desk can cause serious long-term problems, so make sure you take some time to walk around the office and take a break from sitting. Even getting up for five minutes at a time can add up at the end of the day if done in 30 minute intervals.

MEDITATE

One of the most effective ways to wake up naturally, meditation provides a slew of other benefits as well. Meditation can literally change our DNA and alter our brain chemistry. If you have been feeling tired lately, try to meditate for at least ten minutes each day. You will feel the benefits just minutes after each session, and provide your mind with some peace and clarity.

SPLASH COLD WATER ON YOUR FACE

An age-old practice, splashing water on your face can instantly make you feel more alert and refreshed. Try this when you feel sleepy to boost your energy.

GET UP AND STRETCH

If you sit at a desk all day, you can easily feel tired simply by staying sedentary for too long. Loosen your muscles and joints by doing quick stretches or yoga poses. Yoga moves the circulatory system and awakens the nervous system, bringing renewed energy to the body.

GET OUT IN NATURE

What wakes you up in the morning? Most people would say their alarm, but sunlight actually plays a bigger part in getting you out of bed each morning. Nature provides one of the most natural ways to boost your energy, and most people have access to the fresh outdoors, making it a readily available energy-booster.

EAT FRUIT

Fruit contains fructose, a form of sugar that goes straight to your cells and converts to the glucose that powers every cell in your body. By eating more fruit, you will naturally feel more alive from the abundance of carbohydrates. Also, coffee has been proven to be much more effective at waking people up than caffeine.

TAKE A NAP

A study found that people who took naps each day had better overall health and increased their efficiency in work. Naps can also rejuvenate you and give you a second wind when you feel tired or unable to concentrate.

GET ADEQUATE SLEEP

Most people need to drink coffee or energy drinks each morning to stay awake (mostly due to insufficient sleep the night before.) If you want to feel energised each day, make sure you give your mind, body and soul the rest they deserve and aim for 7-8 hours of sleep each night.

NEVER SKIP BREAKFAST

Some researchers tout breakfast as the most important meal of the day, giving people energy to start their day on the right note. Even if you run behind schedule some mornings, try to blend up a quick smoothie to drink on your way to work or while you sit at your desk. Eating a breakfast full of fresh, whole fruits will energize you for your entire day and get rid of that mid-day drowsy feeling later on.

EXERCISE AT LEAST 30 MINUTES A DAY

A sedentary lifestyle can cause serious illnesses and usually makes people feel lethargic and unhappy. Try to participate in moderate to vigorous exercise for at least a half hour each day for five days a week to increase your energy levels and your mental and physical health.

TAKE VITAMIN D

If you live in an area without a lot of sunshine, make sure to take a vitamin each day. It will make you feel happier and more refreshed, naturally increasing energy levels.

EAT POWER SNACKS

Eat a handful of nuts or some fresh fruit throughout the day. This will keep your glucose levels steady, which means your energy will remain more level.

CHOOSE POSITIVITY

Of course this list must include something about positivity : a positive attitude about life keeps lower-frequency thoughts and feelings at bay, which deplete your energy. No matter what situation you encounter, try to remain positive. You will thank yourself later for the burst of energy you feel.

AVOID PROCESSED FOODS

Chemical-laden, altered foods or “food-like” substances lack their potential in true nutrition and are usually higher in calories. Choose natural, organic foods when possible to reap the full range of benefits and energy that foods like fruits and vegetables straight from the Earth provide.

IMPLEMENT NATURAL LIGHTING

Artificial LED and fluorescent lights can interfere with our natural sleep cycle and cause more restless than restful nights. Try to turn off artificial lights and instead open your blinds to let natural light in. Your body responds best to light from the sun because it contains Vitamin D, which is essential for us to function.

AVOID NEGATIVE TELEVISION PROGRAMS OR MOVIES

Negative messages in TV shows or movies can give you a negative outlook and put a damper on your mood. Try to fill your life with positive images and thoughts, and avoid the heavy programming present in most TV shows and movies that promote fear and violence.

CONSIDER ADDING NATURAL HERBS TO YOUR DIET.

Some herbs, known as adaptogens, can increase your endurance and calm anxiety, both of which will keep your energy levels high. Siberian ginseng is one of the most popular and effective herbs for increasing energy.

EXERCISE BEFORE WORK

Keeping active each day increases vitality and longevity, but exercising before work takes things to the next level. When you make your body sweat before a long day at work or school, you get your mind prepared to endure the challenges of the day and are better able to respond to negativity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

:: Disclaimer ::
The sole purpose of these posts is to provide information about the tradition of health care & ayurveda. This information is not intended for use in the diagnosis, treatment, cure or prevention of any disease. If you have any serious acute or chronic health concern, please consult a trained health professional who can fully assess your needs and address them effectively. Check with your doctor before taking herbs or using essential oils when pregnant or nursing.