Do you feel like you're always running on empty? Here are some natural health tips to help you get a natural boost!
The key here is keeping blood sugar levels balanced so your energy levels do not dip and soar through the day. When you eat a sugary food, you experience a spike in your blood sugar levels. This provides an initial lift, but it is quickly followed by a rapid drop in your blood sugar levels, which leaves you wiped out. Choose low GI foods that provide sustained energy.
Even though you may not feel like it doing some type of exercise or moving your body will energise you and lift your mood. Walking is one of the best physical activities. Also consider tai chi, yoga or cycling.
Do not push on when you are feeling exhausted, take time out to recharge your batteries. A 30 - 40 minute power nap can do wonders if you are feeling sluggish.
A healthy breakfast supplies a much needed boost of energy for the day. Make sure you balance blood sugar levels for the entire day by eating three nutritious meals, along with a healthy snack mid morning and mid afternoon.
One of the biggest energy zappers is stress. Find what is relaxing to you and program these calming activities into your day.
Even marginal dehydration can leave you feeling tired and lethargic. The solution is simple: a tall, cool glass of filtered water. Avoid chlorine and fluoride contaminants commonly found in urban water supplies.
If you are feeling tense and lack energy you may need magnesium. This mineral is vital to more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body, including the break down of glucose into energy. A magnesium deficiency can result in fatigue and muscle tension.
Power snacking is more than just eating between meals. A combination of protein, carbohydrates, fibre and a little fat will sustain you for longer. Try yoghurt with a handful of fresh nuts, a berry protein shake or nut paste on rye crackers.
A check of your red blood cell count and iron levels may reveal the reason why you feel so worn out. A common symptom of iron deficiency is dizzy spells. Your thyroid controls your metabolic rate and energy levels. Women are particularly vulnerable to thyroid health issues.
Tea, coffee, soft drinks and caffeine drinks are over stimulating, leaving you flat when the effects drop off. If you are not sleeping well strictly avoid caffeine drinks after midday.
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