When our loved ones engage in physical activity, they tend to derive a host of health benefits. From improved mental health to lower weight, physical activity is great for everyone. However, our ability to be physical is contingent on our energy levels. If we or our loved ones are always feeling lethargic, then it becomes harder for us to get on with our daily activities or even to work out.
Thankfully, there are ways in which we can boost our energy levels and remain active throughout the day. Here are a few suggestions on how to do that.
Our body’s primary source of energy is healthy food. It thus follows that if we are feeling lethargic, it is probably due to what we are eating. Eating the wrong kind of food such as fast food or sugary drinks can leave us feeling lethargic. This is because such food has little nutrient value and is quickly digested by the body leaving us feeling hungry. High protein meals on the other hand are digested slowly and so ensure that we have a constant source of energy all day.
One of the most overlooked sources of energy is water. This is because water has a direct impact on the rate of metabolism in the body. The less hydrated the body is, the slower the metabolism. This means that people who do not drink enough water often feel lethargic which in turn reduces their ability to work, or exercise. It is important to take about 8 glasses of water every day even if we are not feeling thirsty. This way, our metabolism rate stays at its peak and we get the energy we need to stay active.
Better Heart Health
When we exercise, we improve our muscle functions as well as our heart health. This in turn means that we have more energy to undertake our day-to-day functions. The good news is that even if our loved ones are unable to do vigorous exercises, they will get just as many health benefits from moderate forms of physical activity as they would from vigorous ones. Walking, swimming and many others are just a few of the activities that can help boost heart health and increase energy levels.
Good Sleeping Habits
One of the other factors that can affect your energy levels is sleep. Unfortunately, we live in a culture that emphasizes on long working hours which often comes at the expense of sleep. Most people do not know that there is a direct relationship between the quantity and quality of sleep we get and how energetic we feel the following day. It is therefore important to ensure that we sleep for at least seven hours every night. The quality of sleep also matters and we should ensure that anything that could affect our sleep is eliminated. This means minimizing sound, light, and food/drinks that could affect our sleep quality.
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