At Immune Solution, we are strong advocates of eating right and supplementing when needed to give your body the best chance for a healthy and long life.
But we also recognize that there are many other daily habits, regimens, and rituals that folks should implement into their lives to create and maintain optimum health. With that in mind, we studied several Harvard Medical School Journals, and we found nine ways to boost energy and health naturally.
#1). Manage Stress. Ever notice how, when you’re stressed out, your day seems to get away from you? Stress is a sure way to sap energy and create an unhealthy, unhappy life. Make daily efforts to reduce stress by talking with a friend or relative, reading a self-help book, seeking pastoral counseling, exercising, practicing Yoga or a spiritually-rejuvenating physical exercise of your choice, or take a long walk! (By the way, we also offer a great dietary supplement to reduce stress naturally. Check out our Ashwagandha!)
#2). Lighten Your Daily Workload. Overwork is one of the leading causes of low energy and poor health. And overwork can occur in one’s professional life and one’s personal life too. If you’re feeling overworked, streamline your list of “must-do” activities and consider what tasks could either be pared down, given to a colleague or family member, or crossed off the list entirely.
#3). Get Some Exercise Every Day. Exercise has multiple benefits in that it helps us sleep better; it burns fat, circulates oxygen, and exercising causes our bodies to release endorphins, i.e., the “feel good” chemicals. A little extra movement each day can help us feel energized while also reducing stress levels.
#4). Avoid Tobacco Products and Smoking. We all know that smoking is bad for our health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. But what a lot of folks don’t know is the effect that smoking has on our energy levels. Smoking speeds heart rate, raises blood pressure, and contributes to insomnia, providing a short burst of alertness but ultimately sapping energy in the long run.
#5). Create a Healthy and Regular Sleep Schedule. Adults should make a point to get about eight hours of sleep every night. Consistent, plentiful sleep is key to daily energy and general health. Think of your body like a battery and a good night’s sleep as a full-charge of that battery. You wouldn’t want to start the day with a half-charged battery, would you?
#6). Eat for Energy, Not for Pleasure. Focus on meals that have a low glycemic index. Such foods are low in both sugars and refined starches, but high in protein and healthy fats. Examples include whole grains, high-fiber vegetables, nuts, and healthy oils like olive oil.
#7). Limit Your Caffeine Intake. Cutting caffeine entirely out of your diet is not necessarily critical, but it is crucial to limit caffeine consumption to stay energetic and healthy.
#8). Drink Less Alcohol. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, alcohol is the third leading cause of preventable death. Alcohol is also a depressant, dulling the senses and sapping energy. Cut back on alcohol for more energy and a healthier life in general.
#9). Drink More Water. Water reduces fatigue. If you need more energy, drink more water! Furthermore, water is simply a critical element to our overall health. Most adults should consume about 11.5 to 15.5 cups of water each day, according to the Mayo Clinic.
At Immune Solution, we strive to help our customers live the healthiest lives they possibly can. Follow the above tips to help boost your energy and overall health, and if you’d like to try a daily supplement that can help you in this area, check out our 100% Pure Shilajit!
Sourced from the Himalayan Mountains, shilajit contains 85 minerals crucial for maintaining the equilibrium of energy metabolism within the body. Order your first bottle today (our shilajit is now ½ off with a purchase of our Natural Zinc), and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!
Until next time, stay healthy and well!
– Ren Brabenec
Immune Solution Writing Staff