How to Increase Your Energy Level Naturally
Last night I took my girl to the Bon Jovi concert at MSG. We got home extremely late, and it took me another hour to wind down enough to sleep. Needless to say, I was exhausted this morning. After struggling to find the motivation to begin writing … I decided to hit 7-11 for my second Red Bull of the day.
After guzzling the Red Bull and feeling that instant, but short lived, jolt of energy I decided to do some research into how I can naturally increase my energy level.
Energy is the fuel we all run on. Without it we are virtually useless. Think about how much more you would accomplish in life if you had an endless supply of energy.
5 Ways to Naturally Increase Your Energy
As easy as it seems to pop a Stacker 3, down a Red Bull, or hit Dunken Donuts for your fourth cup of the day… these are all temporary fixes that will leave you even more depleted in the long run. Everything listed below will increase your energy level for the long term. You might not get that instant gratification that a Red Bull will give you, but over time you’ll slowly find you no longer need to flood your body with caffeine.
Make sure you get enough fruits, vegetables, proteins and complex carbohydrates in your everyday diet. Make sure you consume complex carbohydrates and not just simple carbohydrates. Examples of simple carbohydrates would be candy, soda, cake and table sugar. Simple carbohydrates create a short burst of energy that will simply wear off and leave you depressed. Don’t feed your body junk. You’ll simply get fat and become lazier than before.
The carbs that should be taking into your body should be complex carbohydrates such as whole grain bread, whole grain rice or even apples. Continuously feed your body small amounts of complex carbohydrates to get the most out of your diet.
In addition to proper diet you should be taking a multi vitamin every day. Modern diets are usually void of many of the key vitamins and minerals our bodies need. By taking a daily multi vitamin you can be sure you’ll be getting the daily recommended amount of all of them.
If you live an exceptionally active life style you might want to supplement with an additional B complex. The B vitamins act as coenzymes, compounds that unite with a protein component called an apoenzyme to form an active enzyme. The enzyme then acts as a catalyst in the chemical reactions that transfer energy from the basic food elements to the body.
Another great way to get bursts of nutrients that your body needs is by using a juicer. I actually went through a period of about six months where I had completely given up caffeine and replaced morning coffee with a homemade juice. It gets messy and expensive, but it truly works wonders for energy. I would advice picking up a decent juicer along with a book on good juicing recipes.
Conditioning is your efficiency to move oxygen and blood to needed parts of the body. It includes:
Conditioning takes place through daily exercise. The fact is, most of us don’t exercise nearly as much as we should be. Even if you hate the idea of spending time in the gym, you can be taking a jog at the track, joining in a game of basketball or ultimate Frisbee, or just taking a morning power walk around the park.
About Bobby Rio I'm Bobby Rio, one of the founders of TSB. I tend to write about what is on my mind so you'll find a mix of self development, social dynamics and dating articles/experiences. For a collection of some of my favorite articles check them out.