Dr. David satterfield
Increasing Your Energy in 2021
Bottom Line: Have you found yourself tired and drained at the end of each day? It may be easy to grab a second (or tenth?!) coffee or energy drink but boosting your energy level doesn't mean you need to rely on caffeine. Creating smart, healthy habits each day can help increase your energy level, mental focus, and endurance. Why it Matters: When you walk through the grocery store, you may notice dozens of products designed to increase your energy level lining the shelves. Many of these synthetic stimulants aren't healthy, and some can even become addictive. Instead of that daily quick fix, it's better to take a step back and consider the effect that your stress levels, exercise frequency, and diet can have on your energy levels.
Being stressed out consumes a ton of energy. Bringing down your mental stress levels with a relaxing activity like meditation and your physical tension with some quick physical therapy in the form of chiropractic care can help you reclaim that energy.
Daily exercise can help you sleep better, elevate your mood, and further improve your energy levels by boosting the amount of oxygen circulating in your body.
Eating foods with a low glycemic index (where sugar is absorbed slowly) can help you avoid a crash after meals and snacks, keeping you more energized throughout the day.
Next Steps: Developing an awareness of your daily habits and making small changes can result in big changes. Start with avoiding using caffeine as a crutch and instead making positive lifestyle choices like those we just mentioned - and if you have questions or would like our specific natural supplement recommendations, just let us know. We’re here to help!
Science Source(s): 9 Tips to Boost Your Energy — Naturally. Harvard Health Publishing. 2020.