Feeling fatigued and worn out with all these cleanses/resolutions in the new year? Focus on incorporating the following three recommendations into your routine to banish your tiredness and boost your energy levels. An added plus -- all of these methods are natural.
Eat Chia Seeds
Chia seeds aren’t just for growing “hair” on clay figurines. Those little seeds are filled with energy boosting properties that will provide your body with enough nutritional bang to bring you back to being active.
The benefits of this seed was first discovered by the ancient Aztecs and Mayans as they used them during wars to keep their alertness and energy levels up. Modern studies and researches have shown that chia seeds contain the essential fatty acids we need to help us combat inflammation, regulate our glands, and fight adrenal fatigue. Chia seeds are also rich in fiber and protein; these are some of the reasons why they are known as super-food.
I love adding chia seeds to smoothies and on top of yogurt and oatmeal. Chia pudding is one of my favorite easy-to-make, high protein options for breakfast, snack and dessert.
Drink Vegetable Juice
Drinking fresh pressed vegetable juice is another great way to get the energy you need to get you through the day. Vegetable juice can help your body gain energy even more efficiently than vegetables in their untouched form because your body doesn't have to do as much work to digest them and reap the nutritional benefits. Also, since your body doesn’t have to do as much to digest the vegetables, you'll be able to notice their effects on your energy almost immediately.
Get Quality Sleep
Tossing and turning all through the night can make you feel exhausted when you wake up in the morning. A good night’s rest allows your body to restore and repair every damage that you have done to your body during the day. If you’re not getting sleep, your body isn’t getting attention it needs. Here are some tips that can help you sleep a little better at night:
Ensure that your sleeping time is scheduled. Make sure you sleep and wake up the same time each and every day, including weekends. Doing this will help with the regulation of your internal body clock.
Stop taking caffeine once it's 3 p.m. The effects of caffeine can last up to 12 hours.
Write down whatever is keeping you up at night or stressing you and making you unable to have a good night sleep.
Drop the extra cups of coffee and those speculated energy drink and try these inexpensive and easy methods instead, and notice awesome turnaround in your energy levels in 2018.