Health Tips & Info : Top Natural Ways to Increase Energy

Forget about energy drinks and coffee. It is possible to increase energy naturally, and have a healthy steady supply to get you through each day. By adjusting your personal eating, sleeping and exercise patterns, you can fight tiredness and boost your energy level fast and naturally. Read on and find out how.

1. Getting adequate sleep at night is key to staying energized throughout the day. Try to sleep at the same time everyday and aim to get at least 7 hours of quality sleep. Eliminate as much light and other distractions from your bedroom as possible in order to get the best quality sleep possible. Avoid napping during the day especially in the late afternoon.

2. Try to add at least 20 minutes of cardio exercise into your daily routine. Do it regularly but do not push yourself to the point of exhaustion. Exercise is an excellent metabolism booster. Not only will exercising regularly boost your energy during the day, it will also help you sleep better at night, provided you don’t exercise up to 3 hours before bedtime.

3. Your body needs fuel to keep your energy levels up. The following are things to watch out for food in your diet.

• Drink more water.
Dehydration causes fatigue, so keep your body hydrated throughout the day.

• Cut down on caffeine.
Caffeine may give you that initial kick but overuse of it will lower blood sugar and consequently energy levels.

• Eat more protein.
Insufficient protein is a common reason for fatigue. Pack some almonds and nuts for a quick and convenient protein snack or have a hard-boiled egg for breakfast.

• Watch out for excess sugar.
Excess sugar causes fluctuating blood sugar levels, which can result in plummeting energy levels. Try to decrease all forms of refined sugars, including the “hidden sugars” in low-fat foods.

• Eat small and frequent meals.
Maintain a steady supply of nutrients to your body and increase your long-term energy levels. Incorporate proteins, wholegrains, high-fibre vegetables and nuts into your diet to keep blood sugar levels balanced.

By Health Tips