Have you been feeling a bit flat lately? Perhaps you have you been struggling to get out of bed in the morning or to find the energy to enjoy an active lifestyle? You’ve reached the right place.
In this post, our Ealing chiropractor will be sharing 5 simple steps to help you increase your energy levels.
5 Steps To Increase Your Energy Level
#1 – Exercise More Often
If you are feeling fatigued, spending more time outdoors could be the best thing you can do. Researchers have discovered that using up energy reserves by exercising makes the human body capable of storing more energy. In other words, working out will give you a larger energy reserve to draw upon.
Exercise increases your available energy reserves by:
- Increasing muscle mass and strength
- Increasing the amount of energy which can be stored inside muscles
- Making your heart strong and able to pump blood more effectively
- Boosting lung capacity
- Boosting mood and mental capacity
- Reducing body fat and excess weight
- Improving the body’s regulation of blood sugar
- Improving blood flow
If you are looking for new ways to exercise, have a chat with one of our chiropractors in Ealing. They will be able to help you find exercises which are appropriate for your current fitness levels.
#2 – Get Plenty Of Rest
The body performs several essential processes as you are sleeping. It removes waste, heals injuries, reduces inflammation, balances hormone levels, and importantly — restores your energy levels.
If you aren’t enjoying a restful sleep that lasts for at least 7 to 8 hours, these processes may not have time to complete. This is the reason why you will wake up sore and tired when you don’t get enough time in bed.
Here are a few tips to help you get plenty of rest and wake up bursting with energy:
- Keep regular hours
Going to bed and waking up at the same time will help your body know when it is time to sleep and time to wake. Once you get into a routine, it will be easier to go to sleep and wake up.
- Make your bedroom a sleep-friendly environment
Try to make your bedroom a calm and relaxing environment free of any distractions which prevent sleep. Do your best to keep it a comfortable temperature using curtains, fans, and air conditioning.
- Avoid exposure to electronic devices at night
Using a mobile phone, tablet, computer, or gaming console can be very stimulating for the brain. If you use one of these devices before bed, you may find it much harder to sleep. Some screens also emit high levels of blue light, which can trick the brain into thinking it is still the middle of the day — making it harder to get to sleep.
- Watch what you eat and drink
Avoids food or beverages with high levels of caffeine, sugar, or alcohol in the hours leading up to your bed time as they can make it harder to sleep.
The quality and duration of your sleep plays an important role in determining your energy levels.
#3 – Add More Fruits and Vegetables To Your Diet
Fruits and vegetables are packed with nutrients. They are the best way to provide your body with the sustenance it needs to perform essential daily tasks like tissue repair, digestion, and growth.
Some of the best fruits and vegetables for additional energy include blueberries, bananas, spinach, sweet potatoes, oranges, avocados, strawberries, goji berries, and beets. If you are unsure how to modify your diet, ask us the next time you visit our chiropractic clinic.
#4 – Learn To Delegate
Many of the patients who visit our chiropractic clinic live very busy lives. They are often juggling work with family responsibilities, which can be difficult at the best of times. Our advice to these patients is to delegate as much as possible. If there is an opportunity to give someone else a task, do it. This simple act can help you preserve your energy for the things that really matter.
#5 – Visit Our Chiropractors in Ealing
Visiting our chiropractors can help you address health problems which may be causing chronic pain and sapping you of energy. They can perform chiropractic adjustments which address the underlying issues causing pain and help your nervous system function effectively.
Chiropractic adjustments can also help your musculoskeletal system remain in correct alignment. When correctly aligned, you will use less energy when moving your body and find physical tasks easier to accomplish.
To book an appointment with one of our chiropractor at The Spine & Joint Centre in Ealing, call us on 020 8900 9004.