Energy and fatigue may seem to come in waves for many of us living in modern society. We are consistently juggling daily activities with high demands. Our quality of life is affected. You might think that a constant state of exhaustion is just the cards that you have been dealt with. Perhaps restless nights followed by caffeine driven mornings is a cycle you’ve come to terms with. The good news is that your body has an amazing ability to heal. It is possible to embrace the abundant amount of energy you had in your youth back again!
Below are my Top 5 Tips to Enhance Your Energy Naturally.
1.) Identify The Cause of Fatigue
The most valuable place to start with addressing your fatigue is to identify the underlying cause. It is critical to look at all aspects of your health and lifestyle. Some areas of consideration are chronic stress, sleep disturbances, excessive caffeine intake, dehydration, and nutritional deficiencies. Clinical lab testing and diagnostic screenings are also an integral part of evaluating your health. I can assist you in determining the specific lab tests needed, evaluate your findings, and guide you in recovering your health and energy.
2.) Evaluate Your Current Habits
A food and lifestyle journal is an educational tool that I highly recommend. It helps in developing a sense of awareness to what you eat and do in your lifestyle, and how it makes you feel. For example, if you see that you skipped a meal you can make the connection later in the day as to why you are tired, emotional, or craving certain foods. From there, you can begin to develop strategies to make positive changes and create new healthier habits. Journaling is also insightful if you are exploring food sensitivities.
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3.) Enhance Your Nutrition
It is beneficial to rotate your foods daily so you consume a varied diet and receive a wide spectrum of nutrients. Your body needs variety in order to function optimaly. Frequent small meals that include protein, healthy fats, and fiber-rich vegetables assist in supporting blood sugar levels, boosting metabolism, enhancing mental clarity, and improving energy levels. I can work with you to create customized nutrition plans based on your needs.
4.) Support Your Adrenals
The adrenal glands produce many hormones including cortisol, which regulates your stress response. Normal cortisol levels are higher in the morning to provide us with energy and lower in the evening to help us ease into sleep. When we experience chronic stress our cortisol levels begin to elevate and our cortisol cycle becomes dysregulated. This can lead to adrenal dysfunction and chronic fatigue. An Adrenal Stress Index test will identify where your levels of cortisol fall within a 24-hour time frame. From there you can take measures to support your adrenals such as adaptogenic herbs, and stress management techniques
5.) Move Your Body
Moving your body promotes energy. I encourage you to stand up from your desk, chair, or bed every hour during your waking hours. Get up and stretch, workout, or go for a walk. Physical exercise fights fatigue by increasing endorphins, boosting cardiovascular health, enhancing focus, decreasing depression, and elevating your immune system. You may want to consider setting a timer or simply moving for at least 5-minutes every hour on the hour. I created a few playlists on YouTube that has yoga and free weights. You can view them here.
In summary, the most effective way to improve your energy is to determine what the primary culprit of the exhaustion is and then work towards strategies to revive stamina naturally. It takes three weeks to create a habit. Be patient with the process friends. I am here to support you, please feel free to reach out to me and begin the path towards optimal health and energy.
Ready to Start Your Path to Vitality?
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