November 18

Do Low Energy Levels Stop You Getting To The Gym?

Do Low Energy Levels Stop You Getting To The Gym?

Do you get to mid afternoon and feel tired, or do you finish work feeling totally exhausted? Perhaps when you wake up in the morning it takes a long time to get going?

 

Low vitality can be symptoms of something that may not be functioning right in the body. However many people think its just part of life and accept the way it is. There are plenty of things that you should be doing, and we’re going to share a few of them with you in this article.

 

Part of our consultation with our clients give us an opportunity about what is actually going on in their life, their stress levels and energy levels. See tiredness can be the indicator of a few things, here are some of the most popular ones we find:

 

• Low intake of quality food throughout the day usually has a big impact on energy levels
• Vitamin and mineral shortages (low vitamin B or D can be a cause of low energy and mood)
• Poor and irregular sleep patterns (a common one being going to bed too late or not getting enough real, quality sleeping hours)
• Daily stress levels where someone is not in control of their day
• Food intolerances can have an impact on digestion which can then influence energy dips throughout the day or even quality of sleep
• Too much use of stimulants such as coffee, nicotine or lack of unwinding, relaxation time before bed can impact sleep therefore impacting energy levels the next day

 

When you can understand what can cause energy levels for you in your lifestyle, then you can slowly start to put things in place to improve them which can then have a positive impact. Here are some things you can start to put in place if any of the above resonate with you:

 

1. Structure your day, get the jobs that require the most effort or are the most important done first
2. Take a multi-vitamin tablet supplement each day
3. Go to bed before 10:30pm and aim for 7-8 hours sleep for the next 14 days and see if this makes a difference
4. Reduce any caffeine intake past 2pm
5. Drink 2-3 litres of water each day
6. Each a portion of vegetables with each meal
7. Eat a portion of lean protein with every meal (eggs/meat/oily fish)
8. Add coconut or olive oil to your meals. You can dress salad or vegetables with them or use to cook with.
9. Include a short burst of exercise first thing in the morning or mid-way through the afternoon to help you keep more alert. If you struggle to do this start with a brisk wall outdoors.

 

After doing this for 14 days you should not a considerable difference to your energy levels. You can use these tips in future if you experience low energy levels in your day again.

 

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