Boost Your Energy Levels with these Tips

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 Feeling tired is such a horrible feeling. It controls how you act and automatically puts you in a bad mood. Knowing you will have a long day ahead of you can make you feel depressed too. When we suffer from low energy levels, a lot of us make the mistake of taking energy drinks, or more coffee, or filling up with sugary foods. 

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They may help in the short term, but it actually exacerbates the problem and causes you to be even more tired in the long term. If you want to boost your energy levels, then try these tips:

Don’t Nap

You may feel that napping is a great way to stop feeling fatigued, but it isn’t. In fact, it can make it more difficult to sleep later on and therefore offer a false economy. What you should try and do is limit your sleep at first to about five or six hours and then increase your sleep the next day. Yes, that first day is going to be hard, but by doing this, you will increase the quality of sleep you have and therefore boost your energy levels. 

Drink More Water

It is estimated that as many as 75% of adult Americans are dehydrated. Dehydration can cause so many issues, from fatigue and headaches to stress and causing your heart to work harder to pump oxygen around. If you suffer from low energy levels, try and increase the amount of water you drink. Not only will you begin to feel more alert with higher energy levels, but you will benefit from a whole range of other healthier side effects too. These include weight loss, better skin, lubricated joints, which is great for anyone who suffers from arthritis. You need to drink at least five to eight glasses of water a day. 

Reduce Your Medication

If it is at all possible, and it may be, you should consult with a doctor first, but if you can change your medication or swap to natural alternatives, this may increase your energy levels. Some medications can affect neurotransmitters that are located in the brain and can make you feel very fatigued. There are many natural alternatives for ailments, including illnesses such as anxiety. You can even get natural blood thinners. If you have headaches and usually use a painkiller, why not try drinking more water, as mentioned above. Overusing medication can have many negative side effects. So, it may be in your best interests to look into alternatives for your condition and discuss this with your doctor.


If you are not exercising, that could be one of the reasons you are feeling tired and stressed. Exercise naturally reduces cortisol in the body, which is the stress hormone. It also enables you to sleep better, which increases your energy levels. There are so many reasons why you should be exercising, including how you look, that it really is a no-brainer. Why not begin with more walking, and walk at a brisk pace. From there, you can build yourself up to jogging or other more intense forms of exercise.


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