Have you been feeling run down recently? Has finding the energy to perform simple tasks like cleaning your home or dealing with the kids been difficult? Then check out the energy boosting tips in this article.
Many of the patients who visit our chiropractic clinic in Stoke on Trent mention that they are struggling with their energy levels. In some cases, they are so lacking in energy that they have stopped doing the things they enjoy, like spending time with friends or participating in their favourite hobbies.
In this guide, our Stoke chiropractor shares a few of the best energy boosting activities and habits to add to your life if you are feeling a bit flat.
Simple Ways To Boost Your Energy from Our Stoke Chiropractor
Drink More Water
Water is an essential nutrient required by your body for survival. It helps you digest food, flush out toxins, transport nutrients to cells, and deliver oxygen to the brain. If you aren’t drinking enough water, it will result in a general decline of mental and physical performance, including a feeling of exhaustion.
Adult males should try to get at least 15.5 cups (3.7 litres) a day and adult females should try to get 11.5 cups (2.7 litres) a day. Increase these numbers if you are pregnant, working in a hot environment, exercising at high intensity, spending a lot of time outdoors, or living in a very hot part of the world.
Make Sure You Get A Good Night’s Sleep
Many people still fail to get enough sleep each night, even when they are exhausted. In some cases, the quality of their sleep may be what is lacking, with frequently interrupted sleep or insomnia. Here are some tips for improving the duration and quality of your sleep:
- Be regular
Go to bed and wake up at regular hours. This will help your body understand when it should begin winding down.
- Create a bedroom environment conducive to sleep
Try to make your bedroom a quiet, dark, and relaxing space. Remove any distractions like bright alarm clocks and noisy appliances.
- Get a new mattress
If you’ve had the same mattress for over 10 years or find your bed uncomfortable, replace it. You will be amazed by how good a new mattress will feel.
- Use a wind down ritual
Spend the last 30-60 minutes before bed winding down. Perform some stretches, meditate, read a book, listen to some music, or have a chat with your family. This will help you relax and prepare you for sleep.
- Stop using electronic devices before bed
Turn off your laptops, mobile phones, and televisions at least an hour before you go to bed. Using these devices can ‘trick’ the brain into thinking that it is still daytime and you need to stay awake.
Get Plenty Of Exercise
Although it seems counterintuitive to exercise more when you are feeling tired, it can actually boost your energy levels. It does so in several ways:
- More mitochondria
When you are active, the body will begin to produce more mitochondria, a type of membrane-bound cell organelle which creates chemical energy needed for each cell’s biochemical reactions. In easier-to-understand terms, exercise encourages the body to produce higher levels of mitochondria, which will help your body create more energy.
When you exercise, the body will produce higher levels of endorphins, which are natural hormones with an analgesic (pain killing) effect. Endorphins will give you a feeling of euphoria, which makes it easier to stay active.
- Better mental focus
Exercise will improve your cognitive function and make you feel mentally alert.
- Improved sleep
Working out will help you get a restful night’s sleep which restores your energy levels.
Watch this video where our chiropractor explains the benefit of exercise to boosting your energy and more.
Avoid Processed Foods
There’s nothing wrong with occasionally eating fast food or processed foods. However, eating these types of foods regularly can impact your energy levels. Frozen convenience meals, potato chips, chocolate bars, and other processed foods don’t have the same nutritional content as whole foods.
If your energy levels are low, incorporate more whole foods into your diet, like fruits and vegetables, nuts, legumes, whole grains, lean meat, fish, and dairy products. When you are snacking, reach for a banana or some unsalted nuts instead of a packet of crisps. You will be amazed by how much additional energy whole foods can provide.
See A Chiropractor In Stoke On Trent
Visiting our chiropractic clinic in Stoke on Trent may help you deal with any underlying issues affecting your energy levels. Chiropractors can help in several ways:
- Improving your basic body function
A chiropractor can identify any joint misalignments or postural issues which are interfering with your basic movements. Correcting these issues can ‘free up’ your movement, so it takes less energy to walk, run, lift items, and perform other actions.
- Reducing your pain levels
Joint pain can significantly drain your energy levels. Visiting our Stoke chiropractors to address with any painful conditions can result in a big boost to your energy levels.
- Better sleep
A visit to a chiropractor to resolve any musculoskeletal issues you are experiencing can also result in a better night’s sleep. This will also provide an improvement in energy levels.
If you are looking for help our chiropractors at City Chiropractic Clinic in Stoke are here to help you. To book an appointment with one of our team, give us a call on 01782 848 184 or book online on our website here.