How To Boost Your Energy
If I was feeling lethargic and lacking that little bit of spark in the morning, this is what I would do:
- Make sure I was getting in bed for 10pm each night having relaxed by reading, chatting, or perhaps doing some stretching.
- I would make sure my schedule meant I could sleep in until at least 6.30am
- I would do a little personal assessment and look to see what my biggest stressor was and work out a strategy to reduce that burden/eliminate it from my life (some things may not be possible to eliminate).
- I would start practising some form of tail chi/qi gong. This would enable me to boost my energy through movement and therefore benefit from all the other hormonal advantages of exercise/movement without draining myself further.
- Make sure I was eating more than two hours before bed, preferably earlier if possible.
- Look at my diet and make sure I was balancing my blood sugar correctly by eating meals according to my metabolic requirements (the correct ratios of protein, carbohydrates and fats).
- Look at taking a COQ10 supplement to help with the energy production pathways within the body.
- Take a digestive enzyme particularly if I was also experiencing sluggish bowels/bloating/less than optimal digestion.
- Take a cold shower in the morning when I first got up to help increase the amount of adrenaline in the body naturally.
- Once I started to feel bit better I would start increasing some aerobic (exclusively aerobic not panting, draining, hard cardio) exercise to my daily routine – for example a brisk walk or slow jog all at or below my aerobic threshold. To work that out take 180 minus your age, then minus another 5 beats. That’s your aerobic threshold.
Pretty simple but no less effective.
Notice, I didn’t say have a coffee, have a green tea, drink a red bull. Just solid lifestyle adjustments all of which improve the energy production pathways within the body.
If this is you, try it and let me know how you get on.