Debbie from Florida writes:
I have been dealing with low energy levels over the last six months. What do you think could be the cause?
You are not in the minority when it comes to energy levels. So many people each day struggle to get their engines moving and to have enough energy and vitality to make it through the day. That is why coffee shops are some of the most profitable companies in this country. The key is not to put a band-aid over the issue, but to find the root of what may be going on. Typically with low energy levels you could be dealing with a host of issues. You may have low thyroid function, be anemic in either iron or B-12, or have an unresolved blood sugar issue that needs to be addressed. Regardless, if you are feeling fatigued and tired over a long period of time, it’s best to have a visit with your family doctor. You can ask them to run the regular blood tests and any nutritional tests as well. Very low vitamin D levels have been shown to cause extreme lethargy and fatigue.
Along with a deficient area that may be presiding in your body, make sure to get on a new game plan of eating healthier and exercising more. Those two areas are still “King” and “Queen” of feeling better and having the kind of vitality that we are all searching for. If you will build a solid foundation, then your body will remain a strong tower for you to thrive in.
Here are some basic areas that can impact and increase your daily energy levels for empowering your health.
1.Remove Caffeine for 7 Days
Yes! Consider removing it for just 7 days. Replace your typical caffeinated beverage with lemon water and add some stevia if needed. Many times consistent caffeine can over-stimulate the adrenal glands (the body’s stress glands). Eliminating it has an easing effect on the stress hormone called cortisol. This doesn’t have to be forever, just see how your body responds and then you can add your favorite drinks back into your routine and see how you feel.
2.Exercise First In The Morning
Daily exercise is important for vibrant energy. Make a decision to get moving every day for at least 15 minutes doing some form of vigorous activity like walking, jogging, biking, lifting weights, etc.
3.Increase Your Protein
Increasing the protein in the diet may help energy levels. We call it the Protein Rule. Typically eat 1 gram of protein for every pound of bodyweight. So if you weigh 150 pounds, then eat 150 grams of protein in the form of chicken, fish, beef, eggs, organic protein powder, or vegetables such as peas.
4.Use Coconut Oil and Whole Eggs
Both of these foods are known to support the thyroid(link drasa) gland and allow the body to produce maximum energy levels from this essential glad and system in the body.
5.Eat Your Greens
Mom has it right. Our greens are essential for our health. The B vitamins that we get in these foods are second to none. Increasing your greens will allow for you to create the best absorbable amount of these vitamins to produce great energy.
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