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July 18, 2011

Energy Boosting Tips

Author: JenniferMaster1

Need more energy and a way to fight fatigue? Here are some great tips.

OUTDOOR LIGHT – 20-30 minutes of exposure to outdoor light daily can increase your serotonin level which in turn gives you a better mood, helps you eat less carbohydrates, and feel more energetic. Bright light stimulates serotonin activity in the brain, just as many antidepressants do. There is 1,000 times more light outdoors on a sunny day as in a dimly lit home! There is even 20 times more light outdoors at twilight than in that dimly lit home! Outdoor light exposure is critical for good health and stress relief, especially during the winter months when we spend more time indoors.

SLEEP – This seems like common sense, but getting enough sleep is not so easy for some people. Set up a regular sleep schedule, go to bed around the same time and wake at about the same time every morning, even on weekends. At night make sure you are getting less light. Your body begins to produce melatonin around 9:00 or 10:00 p.m. which helps you prepare for sleep by lowering your heart rate, blood pressure and body temperature. If you stay up reading until 11:00 p.m. or midnight by the light of a 75-watt bulb, you are blunting your normal production of melatonin and could be robbing yourself of a good night’s sleep.

EXERCISE: Exercising with moderate intensity at least 20 minutes a day, 5 or more days a week is a great mood enhancer and energy booster. Exercise may make you feel tired initially if you have not exercised or do not exercise regularly, but your body will adjust and feel more invigorated. A brisk walk is a great place to start if you haven’t exercised in awhile and can help you lose 11 pounds a year without dieting. Exercise also relieves stress which leads to depression! Outside exercise can give you the outdoor light exposure you need as well!

MEDITATE – One of the benefits reported by people who meditate regularly is increased energy levels. Improved quality of sleep and heightened concentration rank up there, too. Meditation is usually performed for ten to twenty minutes once or twice a day, and is easy to learn. There are a variety of books and tapes that provide meditation instruction. Here is a short video to get you started “How to Meditate”.

DRINK LOTS OF WATER – If you have headache or your brain is fuzzy, you might just need a glass of water. Since the body is 75-80% water and the brain uses 30% of that, you know water is critical for energy flow and function of the brain and organs of the body. It also carries waste from the body. Incredibly, 50% of emergency room visits for the elderly are problems associated with dehydration! It’s also important to not drink just any water. It must be clean, pure and energized the way nature intended for your body to absorb and utilize the benefits of the the water. If it is contaminated in any way the body won’t recognize and absorb it as effeciently. For a great water technology you can use in your home click here and scroll down to the right side of the page.

STRESS – Stress takes a huge toll on your body. My friend was so ill, she thought she was dying. She lost lots of weight and had stomach issues because her digestive system had shut down. She lacked energy, had some depression and just plain didn’t feel well. Medical doctors couldn’t find a cause, so she proceeded to try alternative methods to improve her health.

If you have a similar story, you might want to try the ideas suggested here along with eating mostly unprocessed whole foods, acupunture, foot zoning, energy healing or other types of natural therapy. You need to find what works best for you!

There is a great yoga technique of Alternate Nostril Breathing. “Alternate nostril breathing just requires that you close one nostril with the finger, breath in with the open nostril, change positions, and breathe out with the other. Do this 15-20 times, and then reverse the procedure. Studies have shown this to be valuable in balancing out the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, an important cause of panic type attacks.

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