4 Ways to Increase Your Energy Levels

For many people, being tired is a big issue when it comes to things like exercise. They feel too groggy and fatigued to go on a run or go to the gym. However, there are plenty of ways to quickly bring back your energy.

First, you may want to increase your magnesium intake. Magnesium is an extremely important mineral, being required for over 300 of your biochemical reactions. The most important of this is the process which breaks down the glucose from the carbs you eat, turning it into energy.

If you have a magnesium deficiency, the carbs you eat may not even be good for energy, and you’ll feel consistently tired. There are a few ways to add more magnesium to your diet.

A few nuts can provide you with the magnesium you need. Eat nuts such as hazelnuts, cashews, and almonds. You can also try eating more whole grain foods, such as bran cereal.

Surprisingly, one way to increase energy is to actually get involved in some physical activity. Going on a walk when you’re “too tired” to do it can actually leave you feeling more refreshed and energized.

Once you get that blood flowing, you can enjoy the energized feeling for about two hours – and that’s from just a short walk. Walking can be done just about anywhere at any time, so there’s not a whole lot of reason for you not to go on a quick 10 minute walk.

As we know, one of the bigger causes of the Dad Bod is beer. Drinking, not only beer but all alcohol in general, will leave you less energized. You have to drink tons of water if you want to be active.

Obviously, water is a key part of your body. Your body uses water up 24/7, even if you’re just sitting down doing nothing. You can quickly become dehydrated by drinking alcohol – meaning you’ll be left with very little energy.

Finally, try getting some sun. Vitamin D is a key vitamin in energy production in your body. Vitamin D deficiency has also been linked to weight gain, depression, heart disease, and multiple forms of cancer.

It’s worth it to take a quick walk outside on a sunny day to get your body re-energized. Besides getting some sun, there are plenty of foods that are good sources of vitamin D, such as spinach, cheese and other dairy products, orange juice, and egg yolks.

Incorporate some of these foods into your diet and you’ll be feeling more energetic very quickly. You can also give your metabolism a boost by spacing out your meals during the day, starting with an energy boosting breakfast!

What do you do to boost your energy?

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29 thoughts on “4 Ways to Increase Your Energy Levels

  1. Hi Monty, great post! may I add that organic cacao (or dark chocolate) is also a great source of Magnesium. I just have my teaspoon full with warm water in the evening. I have also heard that bathing in Epsom salts (Magnesium Sulphate) is also a great way to absorb some Magnesium. Soaking in it also prevents stiffness after strenuous exercise.

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  2. I eat a few nuts and a piece of dark chocolate everyday. In the morning I take a bath and try to find all excuses for a bit walking during the day, buy bread, going to the second floor of the office talk to people face to face (instead of calling), eating whole foods

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  3. You are speaking my language, friend … I am 79-years-old now and doing everything I can do to maintain a level of fitness that will ensure my continued independence and the advice and information you are providing on your blog is priceless — and I will be returning often. I have also bookmarked you for future reference and thanks for doing a great job and providing a needed service.

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  4. Thanks for the helpful tips. ๐Ÿ˜Š My husband and I both woke up on and off last night. I’m struggling to make it through the rest of the work day. I walked up and down stairs at work, a friend made me my first latte with hot chocolate (my first coffee). Have a great day.

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  5. Thank you for visiting my blog Monty and the follow, you have some sensible ideas about increasing energy I agree walking is a great one and a banana or two a day helps with your energy levels ๐Ÿ™‚ Looking forward to reading more of your ideas ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Thank you so much for this beautiful and informative post. Being a mom of two babies, you bet Iโ€™m going to listen to these great suggestions/ways.๐Ÿ˜Š

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