I don’t know about you, but as I get older, I seem to have less energy than I used to. I realize this is a normal process and I also understand that because of the fact that I weigh more than I should, that this is to be expected, but isn’t there some ways I could boost my energy throughout the day?
Recently, while reading SUCCESS magazine, I came across three ideas for ways that you can boost your energy. I would like to share them with you here.
If you’re feeling worn out, tired and exhausted regularly, here are some simple ways you can channel hidden energy you didn’t know you had.
Don’t Hold Your Breath
When we are stressed, we tend to inhale quickly and hold our breath. Don’t do that. Really, it’s bad. Try “diaphragmatic breathing”; it’s the same technique taught by yoga instructors worldwide. Simply sit straight up with good posture, put one hand on your chest and the other on your stomach. Inhale slowly through your nose and exhale slowly through your mouth. As you breathe, you’ll feel your stomach expand, meaning your diaphragm is filling your lungs with air.
Ditch the Second Cup
Coffee is notorious for being the fuel behind a quick pick-me-up, but drinking several cups a day can lead to burnout. As in crash and burn. Find a way to wean your way down to one cup a day. If you’re hooked on the flavor, try a great-tasting tea blended with chicory, carob or roasted barley.
Recharge Your Batteries
This means that you should eat more alkaline-forming foods. Good eats like figs, leafy greens, almonds and cantaloupe are staples of alkaline-based diets and have been proven to prevent ailments like kidney stones and osteoporosis. Plus, they’re often recommended to treat a lack of energy. Oh, and they taste good—which is always a plus.
I understand that these might be just temporary fixes. If you have an unhealthy lifestyle, you should obviously focus on trying to get more healthy. In the meantime, these simple things can really help you out. I encourage you to try some of these out and let me know if they were helpful to you.