|Do you feel tired - even when you haven't been doing anything
physically demanding? Perhaps your natural energy levels need to be boosted.
Try these simply techniques:
Take a few very deep breaths. It relieves nervous
tension, lowers blood pressure, and reduces stress harmones. It also boosts oxygen,
which in turn increases the level of ATP (adenosine triphosphate - a high energy substance
generated in our body cells).
Meditate - it lowers stress
levels and increase energy. Done properly, 20 minutes of meditation is equivalent to
4 hours of restful sleep, according to Charles Kuntzleman, Ed. D., author of Maximizing
Your Energy Level & Personal Productivity.
Stretch - Begin your day with
stretches. Arching your day with stretches. arching your back is one of the
best stretches. Stretch periodically throughout the day.
Listen to your body clock, Some
people are at their best in the early morning, others are night owls. Save critical
tasks of Periods of highest energy.
Drink lots of water. Waste
materials contribute to fatigue and muscle aches. water flushes them out. For
every pound of water lost, there is a significant drop in the body's energy producing
ability. Aim for a minimum of 8 glasses per day, and more on high - energy
Eat smaller, more frequent
meals. A full stomach makes blood rush, from the brain to the stomachs leaving you
feeling sluggish. Avoid foods high in saturated fats, which take longer to digest.
Do include foods with essential fatty acids, like fish and nuts. These boost
Get more sunlight and fresh air.
Light suppress melatonin, the substance that makes you drowsy. Even
artificial light can have a boosting effect.
Stand up straight. Correct
posture puts less strain on muscles, and leaves more energy for other things.
Adjust your sleep habits.
Everyone has different "right" amount of sleep. Your right amount
of sleep. Your right amount whatever allows you to wake up naturally and refreshed.