Friday, April 2, 2010

Boost Your Energy

First things first, there's no substitute for rest. So, sleep well! You need at least 7-9 hours of sleep a night. To make the most of whatever sleep you can get, give yourself at least 30 minutes to wind-down at night. Watching TV or surfing the web until you go bed just stimulate your brain instead of calming it. Good options would be a book or magazine which will help you doze off more quickly and sleep more soundly.

Eat often. Here's the deal: Your body needs food every 3-4 hours to keep blood sugar levels (and energy) stable. Eat foods with high carbs for a fast boost, including fat and protein which stick with you longer to keep energy up. As much as possible, avoid saturated or trans fats which can stiffen blood vessels for hours. If blood vessels are not dilating properly, circulation slows down which means your body doesn't get oxygen.

Exercise a little. Don't complain you're too tired to exercise. Working out increases energy levels. Physical activity releases dopamine and endorphins into your brain which are natural uppers, plus you get extra oxygen flowing through your body. So, get at least 30 minutes of heart-pumping activity daily. Walking is the most simple yet effective, and you don't need a lot of equipment to get started.

Cut those things from your list you don't need to do. Every task you do is energy saved as long as it makes you happy, benefits you or earn you needed money in any other profound way.
Do one thing at a time. Chronic multitasking can be one reason why sometimes you feel exhausted.

Flick off your worry switch. Your mind sometimes end up zooming like a hamster on a wheel and here comes the stress hormones...oh. no! As much as possible, get these issues out of your head. Findings hs found out that keeping them to yourself increases anxiety.