Dial a Counselor with Sybil Shaibu


You feel drained right?

One phenomenon that’s fast becoming common is the people complaining about being tired and worn out. If a survey should be conducted now, it’s likely that three out of every five people are likely to attest to constant state of fatigue. This is largely as a result of lifestyle, and though many will not agree, negative lifestyles have a way of gently creeping in on us. And before you even realize you find yourself wondering how you get there in the first place.

Many of us take for granted the fact that the body depends on energy to fuel our daily activities. If this wasn’t so we would endeavor to pace ourselves, so as to enable the body meet up to the very busy life most of us have.

A person experiencing low energy may feel tired all the time and may be unable to complete basic tasks without feeling worn out or exhausted. Other symptoms affiliated with energy deficits or fatigue include; feeling sleepy during the day, brain fog or difficulty concentrating, irritability etc.

It’s not all gloom, here’re six effective ways to have more energy. These a just a few so don’t limit yourself to working with only these, this is just to initiate the drive towards developing a much healthier lifestyle.

  • Sleep enough: Sleep is invigorating and that’s because it’s one of the means by which the body rejuvenates itself. Getting enough sleep sounds so easy but in reality it’s not. There are so many things vying for our attention and time, so sleep is never enough. If your energy levels are constantly low, check your sleep pattern, you’re likely not having enough sleep. Experts advocate that each night one should have at least eight hours of sleep. By so doing over time your body would enjoy adequate sleep and which would enhance your energy level.
  • Stay hydrated: The benefits of drinking water cannot be over emphasized, if you’re lacking energy monitor your water intake. Health experts advocate that at least two liters ought to be consumed daily to keep the body hydrated. Dehydration leads to low energy levels, so for the body to work optimally drink lots of water throughout the day. Start small and before you know you’re drinking four liters daily which is sure to increase your energy levels.
  • Reduce sugar: Natural sugars are a good energy source, a diet high in refined sugars only leaves the body drained out. While you may enjoy the sweetness and the sugar rush, once it wears off your energy drops. Reduce your intake of sugar to increase your energy levels.
  • Stay active: Being active is one of the easiest ways to maintain a constant supply of energy with no fear of creating an energy deficit. Not much is required to develop an active lifestyle, but with conscious efforts and deliberate action it’s possible. Little steps such as setting alarms to prompt you to be active, scheduling your daily activities with activeness in mind. Once you’re able to ensure that you’re constantly active, your energy store would always be full.
  • Eat whole foods: We live to eat and not live to eat, but while at it we might as well do it right. Many of us underestimate the role food plays in our life, food is the number one source of energy. So ensure that on a daily basis you include whole foods in your diet. Consuming whole foods not only gives energy but also ensures longevity. Your digestive system thrives on whole foods, so love your body by treating it right. Once you eat whole foods your body will be energized and you will be productive.
  • Avoid sitting: It’s very easy to drift into that mode of enjoying activities that are done sitting. That’s because to a very large extent a greater part of the activities in our lives revolves around sitting. Develop the habit of breaking the cycle of sitting by moving around every thirty to forty minutes of sitting. This will enable you to be active burning some calories which would become the energy you so need to see the day through.

Issues with low energy levels should not be taken lightly; I hope you need my caution.

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