As we age, it’s common for our energy levels to drop, but that doesn’t mean we need to slow down!
Here are some ways that you can boost your energy levels:
- Get active
A brisk activity that does not wear you out, like a quick walk, can increase energy levels. If walking isn’t up your alley, you can try jazzercise or yoga.
- Get enough sleep
Without enough sleep, you cannot expect to be rested and energized. Pay attention to your sleep habits and develop better habits, like limiting electronics, keeping the room cool and dark, and implementing a bedtime routine to help you wind down and relax before bed.
- Stay hydrated
Dehydration can cause your energy levels to slip. Make an effort to drink water throughout the day to keep yourself well hydrated. If you’re feeling sluggish, have some water and a healthy snack to perk you back up.
- Eat right
We all know that a healthy diet is important, but do you know which foods are best for energy? Diets that are high in sugars and carbohydrates will make you feel groggy, while foods rich in protein, vitamins and lean fats are better for sustained energy. If you’ve made all the proper changes but still don’t have enough energy, talk to your doctor about adding supplements to your diet.
Stress, if not addressed, can suck up all your energy. It is important to learn to manage your stress, some good options are meditation or tai chi.
- Watch the caffeine
While coffee can give you a boost of energy for some time, it isn’t the best idea to rely on it. Coffee is a diuretic, which actually dehydrates you, and if you like your coffee light and sweet, we already know that sugar can make you lethargic. No one says you need to give up your coffee, but you need to moderate your intake, like everything else.
Running out of energy, especially when it is age related, can be frustrating, but with these tips, you’ll be out and about again in no time!