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5 Easy Ways to Boost Your Energy Levels

Updated on May 27, 2012

How to Boost Energy Levels Summary

1. Get enough Sleep

2. Keep hydrated.

3. Don't skip breakfast

4. Keep moving and Dance!

5. Get a medical check-up

How to Boost Your Energy

Are you suffering from that sluggish Mondayitis feeling all week long? If so, perhaps some of these energy boosting tips can help you out, as often, it only takes a small change to make a significant impact. I

1. Getting Enough Sleep is Vital

Not getting enough sleep can wreak havoc on your entire day and can make you feel like you are just going through the motions and day dreaming about sleep. Whilst getting enough sleep is important, going to bed and waking up at the same time is as equally important as it helps your body clock to get a sense of your sleep cycle. Ideally, once you start sleeping and waking up at the same time, you should begin to naturally wake up without the use of an alarm clock and you will likely feel refreshed and ready to face the day.

2. Drinking Water Boosts Energy Levels

Drinking water is often overlooked when it comes to energy levels.70% of the body is made up of water, so naturally when we become dehydrated our energy levels are depleted causing us to become sluggish and fatigued.It is said that being thirsty, is a later sign of dehydration, so you should aim to drink water regularity during your day.

Keep in mind that carbonated drinks, coffee and tea are diuretics, which means that generally speaking, for every cup of coffee, you need to drink a glass of water to balance it out.

Water plays a big part in boosting energy levels
Water plays a big part in boosting energy levels

3. Never Skip Breakfast

We’ve all been guilty of skipping breakfast from time to time, or worse, drinking multiple cups of coffee assuming that’s an adequate breakfast. Not eating breakfast in the morning means that by mind-morning we can feel light headed and may experience low blood sugar levels. Often this feeling is combated with a big heavy lunch, which will likely result in that after lunch slugging feeling.

4. Dance to the Music! Have a 'High Energy' Playlist Ready

I’m a true believer in the significant impact that music can have on our moods. I have a playlist on my ipod that has high energy upbeat songs that I only listen to when I need a quick energy boost. It works wonders. Don’t just listen to the music, get up and dance like no one’s watching. You don’t have to be a good dancer you just have to move and get your adrenalin pumping.

Check out my 10 Motivating (and Forgotten) Songs.

5. Have a Medical Check Up

Sometimes it an underlying medical reason that could be a contributing cause of low energy levels. It could be something as simple as low iron levels, which can be diagnosed with a simple blood test. Definitely, something to consider.

Remember that boosting your energy levels will take commitment. Deciding to drink more water to increase your energy and stamina is great, but if you only plan to do this for one day, then whats the point? Consistency is the key!

Do you have any energy boosting tips to share?

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      Ness 6 years ago from Australia

      Thanks RusticLiving and vespawoolf for dropping by. Its appreciated:)

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      vespawoolf 6 years ago from Peru, South America

      Thank you for these good reminders. I have to remind myself to drink water, but it does help energy levels. Voted up and useful!

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      Elizabeth Rayen 6 years ago from California

      Very good information. It's very easy to forget to eat breakfast or get enough water in our bodies. I love to dance around the house and act crazy. Keeps me happy... funny looking, but VERY happy! Great job on the hub:) Voted up and sharing!

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      Ness 6 years ago from Australia

      Thanks for your feedback Sandra. That's my favorite tip. Dancing is such a great energy booster!

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      Sandra Busby 6 years ago from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

      Loved your tip about dancing to music in your own space. Sandra Busby

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      Ness 6 years ago from Australia

      Thanks for stopping by the hub and for the feedback. Much appreciated.

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      hoteltravel 6 years ago from Thailand

      Great tips to this common problem. Well-written in simple style. Voted up and useful.