A Frustrating Cycle
Does your day feel like a roller coaster, with energy rising and falling for what seems like no reason? Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to find ways to help keep your natural energy steady?
Fortunately, there are some changes you can make to sustain your natural energy and move through your days more smoothly.
Eat Smart—and Often
Keep a few servings of fruits and vegetables around to munch on as healthy snacks. They contain energy vitamins and other minerals that are good for your body.
Also, eat smaller nutrient-rich meals with less salt, sugar, and saturated fat. It will help you balance your blood sugar levels throughout the day, which can make you feel more alert and full of natural energy.
Get Enough Sleep
Did you know 30% of adults in the US get less than 6 hours of sleep per night? That’s considered “partial sleep deprivation” and it’s causing problems beyond grogginess.
Partial sleep deprivation can have a bad affect on how your body regulates energy. For example, not getting enough sleep may lower the amount of energy your body uses. It can also cause you to eat more, affect your appetite, and make you gain weight.
What’s the solution? Try to get 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night. Along with maintaining your other health goals, it should make a difference in how much natural energy you have during the day.
To B or Not to B?
There’s no question B vitamins are an important element in sustaining the natural energy produced by your body’s cells. For example, your body uses vitamin B12 to metabolize protein, form red blood cells, and maintain the central nervous system.
Eating meat, poultry, shellfish, eggs, and dairy products can help you get more vitamin B12 in your diet. Also, taking energy supplements like Meta Daily Energy Support can ensure you’re getting the vitamin B12 you need.
Maintain A Healthy Weight
It may seem obvious, but weighing too much will drain you of energy. It’s a burden on your heart and can raise your blood pressure.
Getting to—and maintaining—a healthy weight through a sustainable combination of physical activity and healthy eating is a great way to increase your natural energy.
Move Your Body
You don’t have to compete in triathlons or lift twice your bodyweight to see the natural energy benefits of getting more physical activity. Even if you don’t exercise, you can start simple with a walk around the block or taking the stairs instead of the elevator.
Your goal should be to get up to 30 minutes of brisk activity per day, five days a week. Most importantly, to maintain those natural energy benefits, make sure you keep up the exercise habit in the long term.