5 Ways to Maintain Consistent Energy Throughout the Day
#1 Get Moving:
Whether you are sitting at your desk all day or at home with the kids, moving your body a little bit throughout the day is an excellent way to support energy levels. The body isn’t designed to be sedentary all day, and it’s only natural for us to feel drowsy if we sit all day long.
Try to move a little bit each hour. Get up and walk to the bathroom, do a loop around the office or the house, and get outside for a brisk walk on your lunch break. Moving your body just a little bit throughout the day will make a huge difference in your energy levels.
#2 Keep Your Blood Sugar Levels Stable:
Maintaining stable blood sugar levels throughout the day is not only essential to maintaining your energy but your mood as well. If you go hours in between each meal and you feel your blood sugar levels plummet, try packing some protein-rich snacks with some healthy fat.
Snack on a hard-boiled egg with a handful of nuts, or a half of an avocado with a drizzle of lemon juice. Changing the foods you eat during the day will make a massive difference in how well you balance your blood sugar levels and thus help support better energy levels.
The key is to avoid eating carb-heavy meals without balancing it with a clean source of protein or a healthy snack. Try to enjoy well-balanced meals and snacks that don’t contain any added sugar.
#3 Ditch the Caffeine:
While it may sound counterintuitive to avoid caffeine if you are trying to boost your energy levels, relying on caffeine can quickly turn into a habit, and too much caffeine can be hard on the adrenal glands.
The best way to support energy levels is to avoid caffeinated beverages that are going to give you a sudden spike but then crash in energy, and instead focus on dietary and lifestyle changes. Eating balanced meals and moving your body will do far more for you all day than drinking loads of caffeine.
#4 Supplement with Vitamins That Support Energy Levels:
Another excellent way to support energy levels all day is to supplement with vitamins that help with energy. B vitamins are especially helpful for providing the body with an energy boost, and if you happen to be deficient in vitamin D, vitamin D supplementation can help as well.
Better yet, supplementing with a vitamin that is specifically designed with your individual health needs in mind is the absolute best way to make sure you are giving your body what it needs for optimal energy.
#5 Incorporate Stress Reduction into Your Day:
We all know that stress can make us feel tired. Chronic stress can also lead to adrenal burnout which can ultimately lead to chronic daily fatigue. By incorporating some form of daily stress reduction in your day, you can help yourself feel better mentally and physically to avoid fatigue and burnout.
If you are sick of feeling tired throughout the day, try incorporating these five tips. You would be shocked at what simple yet effective dietary, lifestyle, and supplement changes can do for your overall energy levels.
Written by: Rebecca Jacobs, a Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant who specializes in women’s health, gut health, and food sensitivities.