If you knew how to get more energy you’d be able to get more done each day, get more out of life, and just enjoy yourself more. Wouldn’t that be great?
Imagine a young plant that was wilting on a hot day because it hadn’t been given enough water. If you don’t hydrate yourself properly your cells will resemble than wilted plant – that’s hardly and an energetic image is it?
It’s impossible to feel full of life if you don’t give your body enough water. The first step in how to get more energy is drinking 8 glasses of water each day.
Remember – caffeine acts as a diuretic, which means you lose more water through your bladder than you actually take in with a caffeinated drink. If you drink caffeine you need to drink even more water to make up for the short fall.
Your energy comes from the food you eat, so this is really important when it comes to how to get more energy. Most people think of this in terms of the calories they eat. However, there’s more to it than that. The energy from your food can only be efficiently released if plenty of vitamins and minerals are present too.
Processed and refined food have had a lot their vitamins and minerals stripped away. This makes is harder for your body to make use of the energy within them. If you put the right fuel into a car engine it tends to run smoothly. When you put the wrong stuff in or inferior fuel, it doesn’t run well and stalls.
Eat whole and natural food. Give your body the right fuel and it will run better – giving you more energy.
Your body is very adaptable, it adapts to what you do with it.
If you do little physical activity, your body will adapt to that by conserving energy (turning food to fat), rather than making it available, so you feel sluggish.
By taking some regular activity, even it that’s just a 30 minute brisk walk each day, you send the message to your body that you are active and need energy. Your body will therefore make more energy available, rather than storing it. You feel livelier!
You’ve got to get enough sleep on a consistent basis to feel good. Most adults need between 7 and 8 hours each night. Are you giving yourself enough time to get this?
The other thing to consider is that caffeine can take up to 8 hours to get out of your system. Even though it might not be keeping you awake, if can damage the quality of your sleep – making you feel sluggish in the morning.
Cut caffeine down and don’t have any 8 hours before your usual bed time.
What’s Your Purpose?
Are you working on a goal that’s important to you today? What’s your purpose in life? Have you got something to work towards or look forward to? What fun things have you got coming up that make you smile when you think about them?
Having lots of things like this in your life gives you focus and a reason to get up and do stuff. They make you happy and make you feel like your life has a purpose.
If you don’t feel fulfilled in this area of your life, put the kettle on, have a sit down and give it some serious thought. This is so important when it comes to how to get more energy.
How to Get More Energy
Perhaps start with the easiest one – drink 8 glasses of water a day. That in itself will make a big difference.
Start cutting down on processed and refined foods you eat, choosing instead whole food and lots of fresh fruit and veg.
Get a bit more active than you are now.
Have the discipline to go to bed early enough to get 7-8 hours of sleep each night.
If you don’t already have purpose in your life – get your thinking cap on and create some!
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Have an Uber Healthy week!
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