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How To Keep Your Energy Levels High Throughout The Day

by Chuck Oese L.Ac.

One of the common concerns I hear from my patients is that their energy dips during the day and that they have a hard time recovering and getting back to their day without the help of some kind of artificial stimulant.

We tend to rely on things like caffeine or other chemicals to take the place of other more natural ways to boost our energy levels.

The problem with coffee, soda or other stimulants like "energy drinks" is that they may give us a quick boost but the results never last and can actually even make us worse off in twenty minutes. The long term effects can even lead to common conditions like anxiety, diabetes or even adrenal fatigue.

Now, don't get me wrong. I LOVE a good cup of coffee or three. And the good news is you should continue to have that afternoon cup of coffee if you'd like.

What I'm going to share with you is a few easy ways to keep your energy flowing throughout the day without the NEED for coffee or sugar.

1. Hydration- You'd be amazed at the amount of times I've heard a patient say that they drink less than three glasses a day. Water is so important and you should drink 3-4 liters per day, which equates to 7 or 8 glasses. Set yourself up for success and keep a canteen or water bottle with you if you're leaving the house or at work. Extra points if you can fill it with filtered water. Just adding more water can have dramatic effects ranging from less fatigue and anxiety to better sleep and less aches and pains.

2. A Quality B-Complex Multivitamin- Our super-busy lifestyles make it hard for us to get the quality nutrition that our bodies need. This can zap us of the small amounts of energy we do have stored within our bodies. A high quality multivitamin can help our bodies make up for the deficiencies in our diets. These nutrients and minerals will lead to a more restful nights sleep and even help us heal from those little nagging injuries you may be experiencing. If your body is not as stressed from those deficiencies, GUESS What? MORE energy. I use Seeking Health Optimal Multivitamin with methylated B-vitamins which we also offer for sale in our clinic.

3. Mindful Breathing Combined With A Movement Practice- Take a 15 minute break and sit in a strong posture, close your eyes and just breathe. Or if that's not in your repertoire, try yoga or Foundation Training practices that aim to align fluid movement with mindful breathing and meditation. In concert, these activities help balance and restore energy and reduce fatigue.

Three easy steps for you to start on your own today. Try these steps for a couple of weeks and be mindful of the increase in your energy levels.

Don't forget about the power of acupuncture and herbal medicines in treating these issues as well.

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