Everybody is experiencing some form of fatigue these days. We are told that in order to stay healthy, we have to keep fit. But in order to actually exercise we need some energy, so it feels like a cycle that we cannot break out of. This is why it’s important to give ourselves an energy makeover, so we are able to do the things that we actually want to do to stay healthy.
Here are some approaches that can help you.
The Right Supplements
Supplements are a fantastic way to help, but we must remember that they are only there to supplement good habits. There is a wide variety available, and some affect our energy more than others.
The best place to begin is the basics, such as Omega-3, but you can also incorporate supplements like Co-Enzyme Q10. As we get older, our bodies naturally deplete in coenzymes. If we are trying to make ourselves more energetic, the best place to begin is to try and fuel our cells, which is where practices such as NAD IV therapy can help.
There are also other supplements that can give you an advantage. BCAA (branched-chain amino acids) are the building blocks for protein. In addition, other supplements such as creatine could prove to be beneficial for your energy levels. The important thing to remember is that these supplements will only provide an edge. If you really want to increase your energy levels, you’ve got to look at your nutrition as well.
Following Your Biological Rhythm
Something that we may not necessarily focus on because we have to be energetic for the sake of our kids. You will notice that there are specific times of day that you function better than others. When you start to follow your biological rhythm, by testing the best time to go to sleep and wake up, you will see the difference.
In addition, you should test your biological rhythms in terms of when you eat your food. As a rule, you should avoid eating at least 2 hours before you go to sleep because you will have a more restful sleep. It’s interesting that an energy makeover requires sleep, right?
The importance of breathing correctly cannot be underestimated. There are many people who are not breathing in the right way. For example, many of us are mouth breathers – this means that we are taking in a lot of external pathogens into our bodies that could cause havoc with our insides.
We were meant to breathe through the nose. When we start to focus on breathing through the nose, this gives a natural filter to keep out external problems. You may also want to try the Wim Hof Method, which works to flood your body with oxygen and can reinvigorate you.
Cardio, Cardio, Cardio!
Many people try to keep fit, and the benefits of doing cardio are very simple. Cardio strengthens your heart, increases your stamina, and the blood flow throughout your body. It helps by raising your endorphins, which in turn increases your energy levels. As our energy levels are a significant problem, it’s important that we find the right practices to give ourselves the right makeover.
What’s your favorite form of cardio exercise? I personally like riding my Peloton and walking.
Energy Makeover, Here We Come!