Dec 13, 2008

How to Have Enough Energy to Make it Through the Day

Today's lifestyle is super hectic for everyone! You have the kids, the spouse, work, bills... The list just never really stops. Here are a few smart lifestyle changes that can help you charge your batteries back up and make it through the day!

* determination to change your current habits

The first thing your body needs in order to recharge is sleep. Small steps you can take to make sure you get enough sleep include setting a relaxing routine for bedtime. Make sure you go to bed and get up at the same time every day (even on weekends). Make sure you finish eating two to three hours before bedtime for a more restful sleep. Keeping your body on a set routine decreases the amount of energy you waste when your body is required to adjust to "schedule" changes.

Eat for energy, not just to eat. Be sure to eat breakfast every day to start yourself off with an energy source. Drink plenty of water to transport the nutrients throughout your body. Eat lean protein with each meal to help keep blood sugar levels stable and prolong the feeling of being satisfied with your meal. Eat slowly to give your body time to feel full. Overeating will increase your fatigue.

Get moving! Exercise, even just ten minutes, eases pent up stress, relieves muscle tension, sends oxygenated blood to the brain and boosts the efficiency of your heart and lungs. It's best to try for thirty or more minutes, but even just ten minutes is better than none at all.

Incorporate these simple lifestyle changes into your life and, within days, you'll start feeling much more energized and feel much healthier!