Fatigue is something that affects all of us, regardless of whether you’re a perfectly healthy individual or suffering from a chronic, debilitating condition. Try as you might, sometimes it feels like you just can't do anything about it. Here at Innovative Therapy P.C., we believe there are ways to combat it without having to chemicals or caffeine.
Reduce stress. Take note of all forms of stress in your life and work toward reducing them. Stress can affect you in various ways and learning how to cope with it will make all the difference.
Restful Sleep. Restful sleep for least seven to eight hours allows your joints, muscles, and body to recover from your daily activities. You feel lighter and refreshed. Avoid things like caffeine, technology, and alcohol to help you fall into a more relaxed, deep sleep.
Eat a balanced diet. Maintaining an ideal body weight helps prevent pain on weight-bearing joints and reduces the risk of chronic diseases. A nutritious diet will help keep you energized. This lifestyle change can be started with some gradual changes. Pick a meal and reduce your portion sizes. When this becomes a habit choose another way to make a healthy change. For example, add a vegetable to a meal or as a snack or reduce sugary snacks.
Exercise. It may seem counter intuitive that in order to boost your energy, you should first expend energy. Begin by incorporating some extra movement into your day. Park further away from the door at work and the store. Sit on an exercise ball while you watch TV and bounce or roll. Exercise does not have to be brutal or exhausting to build muscle and burn some calories.
Make changes gradually. Avoid the tendency to do too much too fast. As a way to help make small changes in your overall energizing plan, try taking a break to just breathe, eating a salad, or walking a bit further from your car to the door builds habits which build health. As you climb a ramp into a building, you take one step at a time up the slope. It is the same with improving our energy levels one step at a time. Celebrate the gains and soon you will surprise yourself with your new found energy.