How To Increase Your Energy Level Naturally?

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A very common complaint these days is, ‘I’m so tired’. Even little children are complaining they are tired. What is the reason behind it. Is it because of stress, overworked or overeating, or under exercise and undernourished?

Is there a way to increase the energy level naturally? I came across this video on Natural Remedies For Energy which I find interesting and good.

These are the recap of the video. I have been applying all the 9 points stated below though with some slight differences to suit my lifestyle and personality,

Natural Remedies For Energy

  1. Cut out caffeine
    Caffeine is a stimulant. It stimulates you and makes you feel high. but it doesn’t give you a lasting effect. It can give you insomnia or heart palpitation. To help myself, I only drink it on very rare occasions, sometimes once a week. Drinking a good Chinese tea is a better alternative. The taste is very refreshing.
  2. Drink more water
    Drinking pure, clean water is very important for proper body functions. We need about 8 glasses of water. A Chinese Dr told me that it is easy if you drink half a glass every half an hour or a glass every hour. Another Dr told me to drink 4 glasses before noon and 4 glasses after noon. That’s very good suggestions and really helped me.
  3. Eat high energy food
    Fruits and vegetables require very little energy to digest them so you will be left with more energy for other activities. Freshly-made juices is the best. Heavy food that’s more difficult to digest like meat and dairy products will drain you of energy. That’s why you feel tired and drained after a heavy meal.
  4. Watch how you eat
    It is important when to eat and how to eat. I start off my morning with a glass of plain water. A short time later will be my freshly-made carrot-apple juice and then fruits for mid morning. Usually I will have a slice of bread too. Keep lunch and dinner light. Eat something light in between meals. Do not go more than 3 hrs without food.
  5. Take a multivitamin
    Depending on individual, you may need it if you are not taking proper food and not living a healthy lifestyle. It’s best to check it out with your doctor first.
  6. Try a supplement
    B6, B12 and COQ-10 do help your body to metabolize food to release energy. They are good supplements for your body.
  7. Engage in alternate nostril breathing
    Be active. Exercise is important, whether slow or fast type of exercise. Choose one that suits you. I go for a lot of badminton because it’s fun, challenging, indoor, team game and fast-moving. Badminton is not hindered by weather condition so it’s a very good form of sport for exercise. Sometimes I go to the gym to do some workout for my muscles too and a good steam bath. Tai Chi is a very good form of exercise too like yoga.
  8. A good rest
    A good rest or sleep replenishes your body with energy. Recognize the warning sign. If you feel tired, take a short nap. Sleep earlier at night helps.
  9. Apply Acupressure
    Acupressure or a good massage all work well to boost your energy levels because they help to release energy blockages. A very good reflexology session is also very beneficial.

Always give yourself some time to see improvement. Natural ways take time. Some people will see immediate improvement while others may take days or weeks. But as long as you keep to a healthy diet and lifestyle, you are surely going to see an increase in your energy level. It does take a lot of intentional planning and discipline to start. It will become easy when it becomes part of your life. The greatest motivation is when you feel alive, vibrant, energetic and excited about life once again like a little child.

Do you feel tired and exhausted each day? What do you do to keep your energy level up. Do share and comment here below. I would love to hear more from you.

To know more about making your own juice, you can read more about it at:

Carrot-apple juice - what a wonderful drink!
Simple cure through the power of carrot-apple juice

6 great health benefits of carrot-apple juice
The best juicer for health

Thought of the day……

“Do not be desirous of having things done quickly. Do not look at small advantages. Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly. Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished.”

Confucius


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2 Comments

radha  on September 9th, 2009

It s a simple and great post,i use to share about health and lifestyle at radhagarima@wordpress.com. we live in hong kong and life is quite stressful and heavy here but we dont mind and our attention is very much focused on improving health and inner development. i am discovering a lot of good things/advices from Chinese culture (thru chinese hubbie and friends) and integrating them with sahaja yoga and cassical dance exercises. It’s so beautiful to take care of ourself and sharing it with others. You have a lovely blog, i ll be back regularly :-) radha

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