Feeling Tired? Here Are 5 Tips to Support Your Energy Levels
Do you find yourself having mid-day slumps, feeling like you need to nap almost every day, or don’t seem to have enough energy to get you through everything you need to get done?
It’s normal to go through dips in energy here and there but if this is something your noticing more often than not, it’s time you check in with yourself and start thinking about how you can better support your body’s energy levels.
Here are 5 tips on for supporting your energy levels:
1. Stay Hydrated
Water is such an important part of our bodily functions and can cause symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, and lethargy. Check out my previous most on hydration for tips on getting more water into your day.
2. Get Your Beauty Rest
If you’re not getting your eight hours of beauty rest or if your sleep quality is poor, this can be a huge factor for why you’re feeling so tired. So instead of staying up late watching Netflix, or scrolling through your phone until the early hours, prioritize your sleep and you’ll thank yourself for it the follow day.
3. Eat Balanced Meals
Food is our bodies primary source of energy and making sure you’re eating balance meals is important for maintaining blood sugar and energy levels throughout the day. Eating simple carbs or sugary foods can spike our blood sugar levels, which then cause them to drop, along with our energy. Incorporating protein (like meat and hemp seeds) and healthy fats (think nuts and avocados) into every meal will help keep your energy levels sustained between meals.
4. Manage Your Stress Levels
Stress takes a toll on our bodies and can leave them running in an overactive state causing fatigue and a host of other health issues. Make sure you’re managing your stress levels through selfceare practices like meditation, journaling, connecting with friends and family or taking a bath. If you’re busy busy, taking pausing throughout your day to take some deep belly breaths will help lower stress levels in the moment.
5. Get Active
Often when we’re in a slump of low energy, the last thing we feel likes is getting some exercise in but studies have shown that taking a walk can be better than a nap for boosting energy levels. So next time you feel that mid day slump try getting out for a walk or doing some stretches to get your energy levels back up.