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Are you too pooped to play? Do you find yourself running out of energy before the day is over? Well if you are, let’s talk about a couple natural ways to boost your energy and get you through your day.
The demands of work, school, family, money worries, children, and life in general, can drain you of your energy before the day is complete. Start your boost by getting a good nights sleep each day. Getting 7-8 hours per night can allow your body to recover from that constant stress of everyday life, giving you a cache of energy for the end of the day.
The next quick boost in your energy cache can come from exercise. Yes, I know you don’t feel like doing it any activity when your stressed and tired, but getting exercise into your day is key! When you exercise, you add oxygen and nutrients into your bloodstream, which gets your body pumping and makes you feel more energetic. Your workout doesn’t have to be intense to feel the effect either. Get up, take a walk, ride your bike. Get outside to get that movement in too. The sunlight stimulates your body’s production of Vitamin D, and just makes you feel good. As I’ve discussed before, the act of exercising is great for your brain too. Get the blood pumping, lungs moving, and feel the release of endorphins in the brain- boosting your energy and alertness!
That energy boost can be enhanced with the right nutrients too.Keep your diet rich in foods that contains omega 3, magnesium, iron, protein, vitamin D, and B vitamins. Make sure those foods are whole foods and not processed. The carbohydrates in most processed energy snacks counter act the benefits and slow you down. Start your day with a healthy breakfast, and maintain your blood sugar levels through out the day by having smart snacks or mini meals. And don’t forget to drink plenty of water. Stay hydrated, or you can feel sluggish.
Beat the ‘Too pooped to play’ feeling and get moving. Use these quick bits of advice and get outside and go for a walk, and enjoy the sunshine!