Monday, December 19, 2011

Boost Your Energy Level

Your energy level has a dramatic impact on your day to day quality of life. It affects your ability to enjoy your work, exercise, and recreation all that life has to offer. Energy help you to keep going longer, perform better and exercise more strongly and stay fit a whole lot more in a day. There are ways to maximize your energy levels.

  1. Always eat your breakfast. According to expert,  it is the considered most important meal of the day. It helps to establish steady blood sugar levels and attain maximum energy levels. Research showed that people who eat a healthy breakfast are less likely to become lethargic and more likely to consume a wider variety of important foods and nutrients. Try to eat carbohydrate foods with low glycemic index such as whole grain toast, fruit and high fiber cereals, eggs, skim milk or peanut butter.
  2. Get enough sleep. Quality sleep rejuvenates and revitalizes your body and helps your immune system to function at its best. It also helps you to keep fresh both physically and mentally and improves your body’s ability to deal with stress.
  3. Eat some healthy fats. Dietary fat supplies twice as many calories as carbohydrates or protein, so it provides plenty of energy for people who don’t need to worry about weight gain. Focus on plant fats which includes moderate portion of avocado, flaxseed oil, olive oil, nuts and seeds. Avoid animal or processed trans fats like butter, margarine, pastries and junk foods.
  4. Be active. If you feel tired and sluggish, the last thing you probably feel like doing is exercising. Exercise makes your heart stronger and more efficient, elevates your mood and improves sleep quality which results to more energy and less fatigue.
  5. Eat well and regularly. Eating smaller more frequent meals rather than fewer lager ones provides a relatively constant supply of fuel.
  6. Hydrate and replenish. Always try to drink ample amounts of water throughout the day and add a little extra in hot weather if you exercise or if you drink caffeine or alcohol.
  7. Avoid junk foods. Packaging, powdering, preserving and deep-frying food robs it of vitamins and minerals and reduces its ability to help you function at your best. Processed foods are often high in salt and refines sugar which will play havoc with your blood glucose and energy levels.
 If you have done all that have been listed above and still feel tired or low in energy, you should consult your doctor to further investigate the possible medical reasons for your poor energy level.