When you wake up in the morning do you still feel tired just by thinking of the long day ahead of you? Daily stress in your life from any number of sources can seriously affect your energy levels and make it more difficult to get things done.
In addition to stress, various joint and muscle pain can make us feel even more worn out. Rather than slowly getting through the day it is important to do what you can to reduce your stress and cure your pain so that you can have more energy on a daily basis and get more enjoyment and fulfillment in life.
In order to do so you will need to take a look at reasons you are feeling sluggish so that you can attack the cause.
1. Find the Source of Your Pain and Tiredness
It can be difficult at times to pinpoint the source of your stress or understand why things affect you in a certain way.
As you get older, it is natural that you won’t feel as energetic as you were in decades past. However, there is still a lot that you can do to regain your energy so that you can feel in control of your life again. Start by ruling out any health problems. Talk with your doctor about common illnesses, especially those that develop with age, because those can contribute to your loss of energy and focus.
Aside from an illness, your tiredness and aches can be the result of poor circulation in your body. While poor circulation through your muscles can lead to soreness and pain, if your brain does not get the blood flow and oxygen it needs you will find yourself losing focus and clarity. This can also affect your memory and cognition.
Once you find out why you are losing energy you will be able to take the necessary steps to rebuild your health and nutrition.
2. Stay Hydrated and Adjust Your Routine
By making sure you drink plenty of water and stick to a healthy diet and exercise plan you can get the nutrients you need to keep the systems in your body running efficiently.
Getting plenty of sleep will help decrease fatigue in the mornings and eating right can reenergize you for the rest of the day. Set aside time each day for a short walk or more extended workout so that you can increase blood flow and keep your muscles working to grow stronger.
3. Vitamin and Nutrient Supplements Help Boost Energy
In addition to the causes mentioned, energy loss can also be the result of the exhaustion of your adrenal gland. When you get stressed out, your adrenal gland produces more stress hormones like cortisol. Supporting and balancing your adrenal glands with a supplement can help you maintain healthy levels of the hormones your body needs so you can reduce stress and increase energy.
Supplements that support your immune system can help ward off illness and provide aid for vital systems in your body that relate to the amount of energy you have. The increased demands of our lives make it more and more difficult for our bodies to keep up. By being mindful of this and doing what you can to put the right things back into your body you will be able to improve your nutrition and boost your energy levels so you can get back to feeling normal.
Author’s Bio: Dr. Frank Shallenberger has practiced medicine for more than 35 years, after earning his M.D. degree from the University of Maryland, School of Medicine, and receiving post-graduate training at Mt. Zion Hospital in San Francisco.
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