If you check your pharmaceutical section of the store next time you’re shopping, you will notice there are numerous supplements, herbs, and vitamins offered to boost your energy. Energy boosters are even added to foods and some soft drinks. You would be surprised, however, to learn there is no scientific evidence to support that chromium picolinate, guarana, or ginseng work as energy boosters. With that said, let’s look at some natural activities you can do to enhance your energy levels.
1. Reduce Your Load
One of the most common reasons for a person to feel fatigued is because they overwork themselves. Overworking yourself can come from your professional responsibilities, or family and social obligations. The best way for you to increase your energy levels is to reduce your load or activities. Set some priorities in terms of which are your most important tasks. Reduce or eliminate less important tasks. Asking for additional help can also reduce your load.
2. Don’t Smoke
Smoking threatens your health. Smoking can also siphon off your energy as it can cause insomnia. Nicotine found in tobacco is a stimulant that speeds up the rate of your heart, raises your blood pressure, and stimulates your brain waves. These effects cause wakefulness and make it harder for you to fall asleep. When you don’t get appropriate sleep, you will have much less energy.
3. Eat Foods for Energy
Most foods provide you with some form of energy but in different ways. Candy, pastries, and drinks with a lot of sweeteners will put too much sugar into your blood too fast. These types of food will result in a crash that leaves you hungry and tired again. Healthy fats, proteins, and complex carbs will take you longer to digest. When foods take longer to digest they satisfy your hunger much better than sugary foods, and will provide you with a steady, slow stream of energy.
4. Reduce Your Stress
Your body will use a lot of energy when you are in a stress-induced emotional state. If you find you have a lot of stress in your life and do not know how to reduce it by yourself, you should consult a psychotherapist, join a support group, or find a friend or relative to talk with. There are also relaxation therapies to try, such as yoga, meditation, or tai chi to use as effective tools to reduce stress.
5. Get Plenty of Exercise
When you exercise, you are almost guaranteed a good night’s sleep. Exercise provides your cells with more energy to burn and circulates your oxygen. Exercise can even lead to higher brain dopamine levels to improve your mood.
6. Caffeine Can Help Alertness
Use caffeine to your advantage as it will help increase your alertness. A cup of coffee can help you to sharpen your mind, but make sure you use it at the appropriate times. Caffeine can also cause insomnia, so you want to consume this early in the day so it does not impact your good night’s sleep. Beware that coffee can sometimes be over-stimulating and exasperate symptoms you might not want to aggravate. Cacao or mushroom alternatives to coffee are other holistic options.
7. Drink Plenty of Water
Water has been shown to enhance performance in all demanding endurance activities. Drinking water instead of the pricey, sugary sports drinks is all you need to re-energize. When your body is short of fluids, one of the first signs is fatigue and water is a simple low cost solution that works. The most effective measure to replenish your body’s fluids is to drink plenty of water.
8. Limit Alcohol Consumption
If you want to avoid a drop in energy levels during the afternoon, you should avoid drinking alcohol during lunch. Alcohol will have a sedative effect at midday even if you’ve enjoyed an alcoholic beverage with your lunch. The same goes for dinner-time cocktails affecting your evening energy levels.
Keep in mind you want your energy levels to wind down before bedtime so that you can gain a restful and restorative sleep. Alcohol can have high contents of sugar keeping you alert midstream through the night. This ultimately can jeopardize the quality of sleep you might need.
Other Measures to Boost Your Energy
The cornerstone frequency program on the NIKKI bioenergetic wearable is called Night-Time, allowing you to wake up in the morning with more energy, less pain, and relief from anxiety and stress. Working on the cellular level of the body, NIKKI can also support greater energy production with its frequency program called Energy Boost providing that edge you need during any busy day.
Visit our frequency programs page at http://wearnikki.com/frequencies to learn more about how NIKKI can improve your overall energy and quality of life.