Last Updated on February 16, 2023 by Lori Geurin
Discover how to boost your energy levels naturally using the 7 strategies below.
Are you fed up with feeling fatigued? Sick and tired of feeling sluggish all the time? You’re not alone. There’s a reason Americans buy 400 million cups of coffee every day. Many of us simply don’t have the energy to keep up with the fast pace of modern life.
The good news is, a lack of energy is something you can improve with a few simple tweaks to your lifestyle. To get you started, here are some of the easiest ways to send your energy levels soaring.
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How To Boost Your Energy Levels Naturally
1. Move Your Body
You may think that an early morning jog or gym session will make your tiredness worse, but here’s the thing – physical activity increases your energy!
Exercise boosts the flow of oxygen to all your body’s cells. This gives you more energy throughout the day. By making time to move your body each day, you’ll start to feel more refreshed and energetic throughout the week.
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2. Try Intermittent Fasting
If you’ve never tried fasting (IF) before you may be curious about how it could actually increase your energy. But many people who fast report improved focus and energy, myself included. In fact, this is a proven benefit.
I wrote an eBook all about my experience with intermittent fasting. This method allowed me to burn fat, lose weight (the effortless way), and be healthy….without feeling hungry. It even cured my hypoglycemia! If you’d like to learn how I accomplished these great results, you can check out my book HERE
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3. Clean Up Your Diet
If you want to see your energy levels skyrocket, then unless you’re already eating a diet that’s practically perfect in every way, you may need to make a few changes.
The best way to increase your energy via your diet is by removing junk food, at least 80 percent of the time. Do your best to avoid prepackaged foods and focus on eating foods fight fatigue and increase energy levels – fresh, whole foods.
Many people report increased energy following Paleo, low-carb, and ketogenic eating plans. Either way, clean eating is great for improved health and energy.
But, whether you follow a meal plan or not, concentrate on getting your nutrients from a wide range of fruits, vegetables, and proteins. Do this, and your energy levels may amaze you.
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4. Increase Your Water Intake
Most people do not drink enough water to meet their body’s needs during the average day. This can, of course, lead to dehydration. And the most common symptom of dehydration is feeling tired.
So, start carrying a water bottle with you everywhere you go. Take regular sips when you can and see your energy levels soar. Bonus points for drinking lemon water.
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5. Improve Your Sleep
Many people suffer from sleep problems, and that can zap your energy during the day. If this is true in your case, start doing whatever you can to improve your sleep.
This could mean setting a regular bedtime and sticking to it, eliminating screens at least an hour before you want to go to sleep, or taking a natural sleep supplement with B6 and melatonin to help you drift off to dreamland.
And, if you’re still having trouble catching all the zzz’s, check out 16 Quick Tips To Help You Sleep Better Tonight.
6. Try a Natural Supplement
All-natural supplements like organic maca powder can give you the quick pick me up you need to increase your energy levels when you’re fatigued.
B vitamins and magnesium are excellent for increasing energy too. They’re best taken daily and in conjunction with, not instead of, a healthy diet, as described earlier.
7. Focus On A Single Task
Recent studies show that multitasking isn’t effective. Are you someone who’s forever juggling several balls at once instead of focusing on a single task? If so, chances are you’re going to feel more frazzled than your single-tasking peers.
So, take a leaf out of their book and slow down. Do less and start feeling better.
If, after making some of these changes, you still feel tired, you may want to see your doctor. This is because a chronic lack of energy could show a variety of illnesses needing medical attention. Or at least further investigation.
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What helps you improve your energy (naturally) when you’re feeling tired?
4 thoughts on “How To Boost Your Energy Levels Naturally”
People often take energy drinks to fix the energy problem in their body, But that’s not the right solutions. Thanks for sharing this article with us. Keep up the good work.
I agree…energy drinks are often full of sugar and chemicals. Fresh, whole foods nourish the body and can give our energy a natural boost.
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These are great tips, Emily! Thanks for sharing.
Water and supplements, like Vitamin B12, work wonders to boost my energy levels. Sometimes it’s also a matter of getting more rest to replenish my body and get back at it feeling stronger and rested!