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Ways to Gain More Energy

Updated on March 2, 2014

Burn Calories and Gain Energy With Exercise

Regular Exercise

It cannot be denied that exercise is needed for overall health and energy. Regular exercise helps to improve sleep. Along with a healthy diet, exercise will help you to shed unwanted pounds and build muscles. People with greater muscle mass have more energy in general. Humans need to avoid being sedentary, which leads to many health problems. When sitting for too long, bodily systems slow down, and spinal misalignment can occur. Cardiovascular exercise improves heart health, which in turn makes the body more energetic. A good workout releases endorphins, which improve alertness and attitude. Be sure to properly hydrate your body before and after a workout.

A Cozy Bed is Essential

A Good Night's Sleep

The most important part of sleeping well is giving your body optimum nutrition, and avoiding environmental toxins. A poisoned body will not be able to fully recover during the night, leaving you feeling unrested in the morning. You must be able to get comfortable while you sleep. Avoid distracting lights and noises (wear earplugs if it helps) A good mattress (or cushy mattress pad) can make all the difference. Down comforters are great because they help regulate body temperature. It can be hard to sleep in a very warm area. People actually sleep best in a room that is less than 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Some experts say that you should not eat before bed, but many people benefit from a small snack of simple carbohydrates. Chemical sleep aids are not healthy for long terms use, and create an unnecessary cycle which can lead to dependence. Some natural sleep aids are melatonin, valerian root, and 5-HTP. Most people are deficient in magnesium, which is an essential mineral that helps the body relax. If you are having trouble sleeping, taking magnesium before bed will soothe tight muscles and calm nervousness.

Find out more: http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/features/good-sleep-can-it-still-be-simple

Add Lemon to Warm Water

Healthy Beginning to the Day

Experts claim that there are great health benefits to starting the day by drinking warm water with fresh lemon juice in it. This helps the immune system, the adrenal system, balances the body’s PH levels, serves as an antioxidant, and prepares the digestive system for breakfast. Deep breathing and light stretching help the mind and body begin to energize. A healthy breakfast should include protein and unsaturated fat, ideally combined with a simple grain or oats. A proper breakfast should also include some fruit or vegetables. A proper breakfast will improve circulation and kick start the metabolism.

Benefits of Lemon Water: http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-4769/Why-You-Should-Drink-Warm-Water-Lemon.html

Healthy breakfast ideas: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/collections/healthy_breakfast_recipes

Home Grown Vegetables for Energy

Eat Small Meals Throughout the Day

It is best to eat every 2-3 hours during the day, including small meals and snacks. One reason to do this is to keep blood sugar levels steady, which will help the body not “crash” due to lack of food. Eating small meals improves digestion, as opposed to gorging on one huge meal a day, which leads to sluggishness. It is easier to manage calorie intake this way, because you can focus more on portion control. Eating small meals makes it easier to get added nutrition into your diet. Snacks like, nuts, granola, fruit, and raw vegetables will give the body the fuel it needs. A body that is well nourished will essentially have more energy.

John Bergman on Healthy Eating

Nutrition

It is helpful to supplement your diet with organic extracts and minerals. Many people use coconut oil to fuel their metabolism, due to its healthy fat content. Coconut oil also improves brain health, which encourages the mind to be more alert and less foggy. For an easy energy boost, some choose to drink coffee or tea because of the caffeine’s effect on energy. It is also possible to take capsule of green tea extract, which has additional benefits to overall health. Many fitness enthusiasts will insist that D-Ribose, a simple sugar used by the body’s metabolism, is a way to repair low energy. Avoid toxic additives and preservatives. Focus on a diet full of fresh, real foods that are organic and non-GMO.

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    • rasta1 profile image

      Marvin Parke 3 years ago from Jamaica

      I do drink lemon water in the. That really works.

    • Lori P. profile image

      Lori Chidori Phillips 3 years ago from Southern California USA

      Thank you for sharing your knowledge. I will apply your tips.