If you are looking to improve your energy levels, you are not alone. A recent survey undertaken with OnePoll and the British Chiropractic Association (BCA), found that 44% of Brits want to improve their overall energy levels. In total, 5,000 people across the UK participated in the survey which set out to qualify the change in people’s attitude towards their physical health and wellbeing post lockdown.
In this post, our Stoke chiropractor shares 5 lifestyle changes to help you increase your energy levels.
Lifestyle Changes To Help Increase Your Energy Level
#1 – Take More Exercise
If you are feeling tired, the last thing you may feel like doing is to take some exercise! However, it’s probably just what you need. The good news is that you don’t have to spend hours in the gym to reap the benefits of exercise and feel more energized. Incorporating regular exercise into your daily life such as a lunch time walk, or a low intensity bike ride can make all the difference.
It’s a strange fact, researchers have found that the human body is capable of increasing the amount of energy it stores as energy reserves are used up during exercise. The more exercise you take the more energy you build up.
In this video our Stoke chiropractor, Dr. Mohamad Kammouth shares how 10 -15 minutes of moderate exercise a day can boost your energy levels.
#2 – Get Good Quality Sleep
A sure way to find yourself running low on energy is not having enough good quality sleep.
It is recommended that you aim to get 7 – 8 hours sleep a night. Sleep is essential for good health and wellbeing as it is the time when the body performs several essential processes such as:
- removing waste
- healing injuries
- reducing inflammation
- balancing hormone levels
- restoring energy levels
If you’re running low on energy then consider how much sleep you are getting and the quality of the sleep also. Here are a few tips to help you get plenty of good quality sleep so that you wake up bursting with energy:
- Set a routine
Setting a routine and sticking to it will make it easier to fall asleep and wake up as your body will learn when it is time to do these things.
- Create a sleep-friendly environment
Remove distractions to create a calm and relaxing environment and maintain a comfortable temperature using curtains, fans, and air conditioning in your bedroom.
- Avoid exposure to electronic devices at night
Not only can electronic devices stimulate the brain but they emit blue light. Blue light can make it harder to get to sleep as it tricks the brain into thinking it is still the middle of the day. Switch off devices such as a mobile phone, tablet, computer, or gaming console before hitting the bedroom.
- Watch what you eat and drink before bedtime
Avoids caffeine, sugar, or alcohol, and food or beverages with high levels of these, in the hours leading up to your bed time as they can make it harder to sleep.
#3 – Stay Hydrated
Dehydration can affect your energy levels and lead to feelings of tiredness.
During the day you need to drink enough fluids to compensate for water you lose through sweat and urine. It is recommended that you drink 6 – 8 cups or glasses of fluid a day. However, this will vary on many things such as age, weather, levels of activity.
The best fluid to drink is water, however, sugar free drinks, tea, coffee and lower fat milks all count.
#4 – Add More Fruits and Vegetables To Your Diet
Including more fruits and vegetables and reducing processed foods in your diet can help improve your energy levels. Fruit and vegetables are packed with nutrients which will provide your body with the sustenance it needs to perform essential daily tasks.
Some of the best fruits and vegetables to help boost your energy levels include blueberries, bananas, spinach, sweet potatoes, oranges, avocados, strawberries, goji berries, and beets.
#5 – Visit Our Chiropractors in Stoke
Being in pain can often leave you feeling drained of energy. Being in pain can also result in being less active which again leads to low energy. It is important to address health problems that may be sapping you of energy.
Our chiropractors at City Chiropractic provide treatment for a range of conditions which include:
- Back pain
- Leg pain
- Neck pain
- Arm pain
- Sports injuries
- Joint pains in the arms and legs
Our team is committed to helping each patient to improve the quality of their life and empower each individual patient so that they can work and achieve their health goals and live each day at their optimum.
To book an appointment with one of our chiropractors at City Chiropractic Clinic in Stoke on Trent call us on 01782 848 184.
Note: The use of “Dr” is a courtesy title and NONE of the Chiropractors listed in this post, unless stated otherwise, have a general medical qualification. All have accredited Chiropractic qualifications and must be registered with the GCC to call themselves a Chiropractor.