Simple Ways to Achieve More Energy
We all know the feeling: didn’t sleep enough, tired from work, too lethargic to exercise. We also know that a quick fix is available at most stores in the form of an energy drink. Yet, there could be some serious drawbacks to consuming these products. Emergency room visits, misuse with alcohol, and even deaths have all been associated with energy drinks, although the exact cause is sometimes difficult to figure out. One reason for concern is that these beverages have mega doses of caffeine and vitamins. One shot of a 5-Hour Energy drink is almost 9 times as caffeinated as a single cup of coffee! As if that weren’t enough to turn you off, what’s on the ingredient label is, in some cases, not necessarily what’s in the bottle. So, if you’re looking for a safer jolt, a regular tea or coffee may be the way to go. Oh, and don’t forget to sleep.
The best way to stay energized is to get enough shut-eye. Slumber-supporting nutrients include magnesium, found in whole grains, nuts, leafy greens, and fish; melatonin, found in tart cherry juice; and vitamin B6, found in tuna and bananas, which your body needs to make melatonin.
Latest Technology for Optimal Health
Pumping actions of the micro vessels of the circulatory system are slowed by poor sleep, natural aging, unhealthy lifestyles, high stress, and an unbalanced diet. There is evidence around certain electromagnetic waves shown to stimulate and thereby contract muscles, which increases blood flow called Bio-Electro-Magnetic-Energy-Regulation – or BEMER for short. This technology is FDA-cleared and Health Canada approved and is an effective treatment for the whole body. Better local circulation is associated with better waste management, nutrient & oxygen supply, and sleep.
To achieve optimal energy, one of the first steps is to recognize that your fitness is important. Living life to its fullest means trying to stay as healthy as possible. And since exercise is a key element of staying healthy, be sure to make time to work out. Scheduling workouts in advance on your calendar can help make them a priority.
Do what you enjoy. Whether it’s walking, dancing, biking, or hiking, try to choose an activity that you enjoy doing. You are much more likely to stick with a workout routine if it involves something you like.
Look for little moments to move. National guidelines recommend getting 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week. You can easily log this time by getting in a couple 15 minute walks during the work week. For example, you could go for one on your lunch break and another after dinner. Or, try walking around the gym during your daughter’s basketball practice or while your kids play at the park. All the minutes will add up.
Use technology to track your progress. If technology or gadgets help motivate you, try using them to track your fitness goals. An apple watch or pedometer is a good way to track steps. Other gadgets or apps can also track distance, calories burned, or nutrient intake.
Adequate B Vitamins
Make sure you’re getting adequate amounts of the vitamin B-complex – a combination of eight B vitamins which can aid your body’s transfer of energy. Food sources of certain B vitamins include fish, poultry, meat, eggs, and dairy products. Leafy greens, lentils, beans, peas, and whole grains also contain B vitamins.
Enjoy your new found energy!