9 Strategies to Increase Your Energy

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Do you sometimes feel like you’ve run out of gas?

Do you have to push yourself to get going and accomplish your goals for the day?

Well, you aren’t alone.

Most people experience bouts of fatigue once in a while, but you can take steps to guard against low energy.

Consider these suggestions to spark your energy level:


1. Eat right. Your body requires certain nutrients to stoke your intellectual and physical fires and to keep every part of you operating smoothly.

• Most of us know what we ought to be eating each day: at least a couple of fruits, four or five servings of vegetables, one or two small servings of meat, poultry, or fish, plenty of fiber from healthy cereals, breads, and brown rice, and a couple of servings of dairy in the forms of low or no-fat milk, cheeses, and yogurt.

• The reality is most of us don’t eat all these foods daily, or we eat other, unhealthy things.

• Do what you can to eat in ways that support your energy. Avoid foods with high sugar content as they will initially provide a glucose rush, after which you’ll bottom out and feel a huge drop in energy.

• Whether you choose to eat 3 larger meals a day or 5 or 6 smaller meals, refrain from going too long without eating. The food you eat is your body’s fuel.

2. Consider meditation and/or yoga. Techniques rooted in Eastern philosophies have long been known for enhancing health and relaxation as well as boosting your energy levels.

3. Take a multi-vitamin. A daily vitamin is your safety net against less-than-perfect eating habits. You’ll experience steadier levels of energy if you consistently take your multi-vitamins.

4. Have a positive attitude. How you approach life and see the world can either propel you forward or leave you sitting on the sidelines. Having a positive attitude about what you will do each day goes a long way toward keeping your energy flowing. Think positive!

5. Exercise. Although exercise sounds like it should be a drain on your energy, getting physically active helps you build strength and stamina, which will actually increase your get-up-and-go.
• According to the latest research, even if you start with just 15 minutes of walking a day, 5 days a week, you’ll probably notice your energy lifting the very day you start.

6. Get enough sleep. With all the gadgets around us plus the television on in the background, you have plenty of excuses to stay up late. Make the effort necessary to obtain the amount of sleep you need to feel invigorated the next morning.

7. Consider a 1-hour nap. Some people find they can take a nap and feel instantly refreshed. Plus, there’s medical research that says a nap can be quite helpful for those who manipulate and process an overload of information in their work. You can boost your energy with a snooze. If an hour’s too long for you, try power napping for 30 minutes or so.

8. Allow time to rest each day. Whether you build in a 15 minute break at work or 30 minutes of propping up your feet at home to have an iced tea and read the news, take a little break to relax each day.

9. Avoid a sedentary lifestyle. Sitting for hours depletes your energy. A healthy goal is to stay moving at a reasonable pace throughout the day.

10. Limit stressful situations. Stress and anxiety are huge drains on your emotional energy, which works in tandem with your physical energy. To increase your enthusiasm for life, avoid people and situations that trigger feelings of stress and anxiety.

If you experience an occasional bout of fatigue and no medical cause has been determined, it may be a result of your lifestyle. Practice several of the above strategies to help you pump up the volume on what keeps you going all day: your energy.
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  • Profile picture of the author C G
    Nice tips.

    Focus on these 3:

    Eating the right things. Getting enough sleep and exercising. These bring the most results.

    Cheers,

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  • Profile picture of the author Yury2006
    My opinion: the 1st and the most important rule is to pay attention to your body signals, and figure out what's good for you and what is not

    The main problem of all these tips is that they are too general. For example, for one person it's enough to sleep 4h, another needs 10h. One needs fruits, while another does not.

    I would personally recommend additionally reading a book on Aurvedic classification of types of people. It will be much easier to understand what's good for the body when you understand your own type.
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  • Profile picture of the author JimsonWright
    I proper hydration part of no. 1? If not, then you need to add that. Proper hydration is very important. Majority of the time people forget about the importance of hydration but its very important. Sometimes people would over think about feeling sick when in fact they just lack fluids.
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    When you eat the right foods, exercise your body and mind, and get enough rest, you will feel a lot of energy.

    Also if you have small kids at home, find time to play with them. This will also get your stress level down. I know that when I go to play and hang around my small nieces, stress is relieved.
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  • Profile picture of the author NootropicBrain
    Great Tips!

    1. Nutrition

    2. Sleep

    3. Physical Exercise

    4. Meditation


    If you can form habits around those 4 things, you will have a solid base to explore life from.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Trujillo
    It's easy to get off track and get too comfortable when you do that you find yourself getting drained easier. Continue to work everyday with minimum breaks inbetween and stay focused on your goals, try not to get distracted.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bill Essley
    Hello,

    I actually did a cleanse for 3 days. It consisted of wheat grass, healthy green smoothie and probiotics. It was hard but I thought it was worth it...
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Trujillo
    Exercise , eating healthy, and getting plenty of rest are not only important for energy but they are vital for your overall health and mental well being. Cutting out junk food and getting active can make you feel much better about yourself and actually motivate you to take action towards your goals. When you eat junk, and you don't exercise just imagine you are depleting your energy and your well being. Your life is a reflection of your lifestyle habits.
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  • Profile picture of the author Thanasis
    Hi guys. This is an interesting thread. I used to juice green vegetables (Celery Spinach, Broccoli) and while drinking it was very difficult, the overall result was amazing. I went to the toilet after consuming 1 liter of that juice and then it was like living in the paradise. Extreme energy etc.

    GYM and exercising is very important too !
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  • Profile picture of the author nurz
    This is absolutely correct. In order to get the best of your abilities you’ve got to do all these. I especially like Numbers 4. Have a positive attitude, 6. Get enough sleep, and 9. Avoid sedentary lifestyle. Our mind is a very powerful tool and whatever it thinks/feels strongly usually have big impact over our lives. If we are positive, we usually attracts positive things too, the same thing if we are negative. Sleep is very important too as our body and mind needs proper rest in order to function effectively. And then, by being active and avoiding sedentary lifestyle we are able to get better work-life balance, making us more productive and completely efficient.
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    • These are great tips, but not all of them are easy to follow for everybody. For instance, it's difficult to avoid the sedentary lifestyle if one's job entails sitting in front of the PC for about 8 hours. It's also difficult to limit stressful situations if there are people at work who are constant sources of stress.

      Having said that, it's a great idea to focus on the things within one's control (exercise, sleep, positive attitude). These go a long way.
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      • Profile picture of the author Mike Acquaviva
        EXCELLENT post Matthew!! All great points to maintaining and creating more energy in the body throughout the day.. be careful with the sleep part though..sometimes your body wants to go nighty night for hours on end when you only wanted to rest for 1 hour.. I know that richard branson does like a 30 min. cat nap..

        That's really all I wanted to say.. you pretty much summed up everything you need to stay energized..
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  • Profile picture of the author RealCasher
    Cardio sports and high intensity workouts and a good diet will improve your health in general.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Trujillo
    I highly recommend going for morning workouts and having something nutritional for breakfast.

    When I eat larger meals earlier in the morning, it seems as though I feel more sluggish.

    Don't get me wrong, I love eating a large breakfast too with Bacon and all that but on occasion

    It is very relieving to come home after the gym and get to work, also watching Motivational Videos helps too .
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