This topic was actually requested by my fiancé and his sales team. While my first reaction is always stop eating junk and eat healthy foods, I have to realize sometimes that it isn’t that easy for others and it’s not that simple. Almost every food package has some sort of health claim on it. Plus there are thousands of conflicting diet theories out there. So no I guess it really isn’t that easy.
Here are my 5 simple tips to having better energy
1. Eat more Alkaline-forming foods. The body is set somewhere around a pH of 7.35. This is slightly alkaline. When it becomes more acidic, it’s a breeding grounds for disease. When your body is fighting the beginnings of disease, there isn’t going to be as much energy left over for you to do what you want to do with it.
Alkaline-forming foods are leafy green veggies, almonds, celery, cantaloupe, molasses, and basically any fruit or veggie is alkaline-forming.
On the same note, it also makes sense to cut back on acid-forming foods. These are grains, fish, meat, poultry, shellfish, cheese, milk and salt.
In simple terms, EAT YOUR FRUITS AND VEGGIES!
2. Get 8 hours of sleep. Like you’ve never heard this before?! Your body needs time to take care of you! Your body has its own clock. Do you remind it to breathe? Tell it when to pump blood? No. Your body has an agenda when you’re supposed to be sleeping and when you’re not sleeping it can’t do its jobs.
3. Deep Breathing. Most people don’t get air into the bottom portion of their lungs. Taking very deep breaths and allowing your lungs to fill completely will increase your energy. Do this in the morning, at work, before you work out, whenever.
4. Drink water. Another obvious one, but if it’s so obvious why doesn’t everyone drink enough water? Dehydration is an energy killer. Drink some water!
5. Laugh. Sing. Dance. Do something fun. Get in a good laugh. Sing your heart out to your favorite song. Shake your stuff. Get moving. All these things bring a lightness to your life. Make you smile and therefore give energy.
Keep in mind, having low energy is a sign that your body isn’t functioning properly. Disease is not as circumstantial as we like to think, but a direct correlation to all the decisions we’ve made that effect our body and minds. Our body is constantly talking to us, giving us signs that we need to fix and change things we’re doing. Your job is to listen to those signs and respond accordingly.
Be health, happy, and hot. Take care of your body!