How to Boost Energy Levels
With the fast pace of life that most of us lead, it's no wonder we often feel tired. Fortunately, there are many simple steps that can be taken to increase energy levels. If you have a new onset of fatigue, experience severe lack of energy or do not know why you are tired, consult with your health care provider so that illnesses may be ruled out.
Here are some of the best actions you can take to boost your energy.
1. Get Some Exercise
I know, it’s hard to exercise when you’re already tired. But participating in regular exercise is one of the most important steps you can take if you want to feel more alive and energetic.
Choose an activity you enjoy. Begin slowly; if you cannot commit to exercising for a large block of time, take a brisk walk for ten minutes, three times per day. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Play ball with your children or dog. Try yoga — yoga has been proven to reduce pain, improve mood and boost energy levels.
Exercise raises your metabolic rate for several hours after you cease the activity. As well as helping to maintain a healthy weight, this makes you feel energized.