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Energy and stamina are important for everyone from factory workers to homemakers, office workers to construction crews. Everyone wants to have the energy to get through their day and still have at least a bit left over to do other things like get in a bit of exercise, play with the kids, or walk to the park. Nothing really kills your plans like fatigue or exhaustion at the end of the day.
Low energy levels can be due to several lifestyle factors such as excessive intake of alcohol and caffeine, poor sleep or very little sleep, dehydration, an unhealthy diet, and a sedentary lifestyle.
Of course, other health problems, such as allergies, thyroid issues, obesity, diabetes, or illness such as fibromyalgia, can quickly deplete your energy levels.
Feeling tired after a hard day of work is normal. Feeling worn out by noon most days is not normal. If you lack energy most of the time, but your doctor cannot find any real illness, you can find renewed energy and vigor with a few lifestyle changes.
Keep reading for some of the top 12 ways you can try to increase your energy levels without relying on tons of caffeine or stimulants.
Two of the major factors that will drain your energy faster than just about anything else (besides a long visit from your mother-in-law) are stress and anxiety. It is virtually impossible to work in today’s modern world and not experience these. Since it is almost impossible to remove all stress from your life, the best thing to do is to learn effective ways to deal with it. Meditation is an amazing way to free up huge chunks of mental energy, as well as rebalance your endocrine and nervous systems. With just a bit of practice, you will be amazed by how quickly you feel a deeper sense of calm, plus increased energy during the day.
2. Blackstrap Molasses
Blackstrap molasses is a byproduct that occurs during the refining of sugar cane. This type of molasses has high levels of iron, manganese, copper, and potassium, all of which are important for keeping energy levels high. All it takes is one tablespoon of blackstrap molasses each day to boost stamina and get you back in gear.
3. Get Your H2O On!
Since water makes up about 70 percent of our bodies, it only makes sense that when you are dehydrated, your energy levels will drop. Water can increase stamina by fighting muscle fatigue and mental fogginess. You’ve heard about the old eight glasses of water each day, but that doesn’t make it any less true. Be sure that you drink water throughout the day — not sodas, not alcohol. Eating water-based fruits is also a good way to get more water, and herbal tea is always super refreshing.
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