7 Simple Ways To Increase Your Energy Without Needing an Energy Drink

Written by geordiejimb

Topics: Mindset

Solar Tree While energy drinks, in moderation, aren’t necessarily bad for your health, there are better ways of improving your energy levels.

For a lot of people trying to build their own Internet Marketing Business, they are doing it part time, after work, and often in addition to raising a family.

Making time to work is one thing, but making sure you have the right mindset and the energy to attack your online business, even in the last few hours of your day, can make a huge difference in your focus and productivity.

Each of these 7 simple ways to increase your energy levels will have an impact on their own, but the more of these you follow, the greater the overall effect will be.

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Rest & Sleep

Doctors recommend 7 to 8 hours of sleep for most adults, but that is only part of the story.  Those 7 to 8 hours need to include sufficient uninterrupted hours, and as much deep sleep as possible.

Constant trips to the restroom, or too much tossing and turning can significantly reduce the refreshing effects of sleep on your body and your mind.

Cutting back on fluid intake in the hours before bed, reducing alcohol intake, and taking time to wind down and turn off your brain with a good book before bed can help improve the quality of the sleep you get.

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Regular Exercise

Would you believe one of the best energy boosters when you are feeling low on energy is to get off your butt and go do some light exercise?  Getting the body moving helps improve blood circulation and serotonin production.

All it takes is a something simple like a brisk 10 minute walk to perk you potentially for hours, and done regularly simple exercise will help improve your general energy levels throughout your entire day.

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Smile and Laugh More :)

Robin Williams made medical doctor Patch Adams famous in a 1998 movie.  Utilizing the power of humor and laughter to aid in the healing process Patch Adams has been able to demonstrate impressive results.

Laughing gives us a real feel-good factor that has an amazing effect on both our mindset and energy levels.  Harness that feel-good effect ahead of scheduled work time – life doesn’t have to be all serious, and neither does your online business!

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Healthy Diet

Eating healthy should be Law, if only it was that simple.

A healthy diet is a combination of the foods you eat, and the schedule you eat them on, and since food is the primary source of energy in your body, it only makes sense that eating right will help improve your energy.

Ensure you eat all your meals, especially breakfast, and that you balance your protein and carb intake at each sitting.

That afternoon energy lull can be completely avoided through appropriate nutrition, and a well balanced regular diet.

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Magnesium, Potassium, and Iron

When you are planning that balanced diet, make sure you pay attention to these 3 essential minerals that our body needs for efficient energy production.

Magnesium

Magnesium is an important element in breaking down glucose into energy.

  • Nuts: Almonds, Hazelnuts, and Cashews
  • Whole grains
  • Fish

Potassium

Potassium is essential for both protein synthesis and glycogen production, both of which are important elements in energy production and healthy muscle growth.

  • Fish: Clams, Cod, Flounder, Salmon, and Sardines.
  • Beans: White Beans, Black beans, Baked beans, and Kidney beans.
  • Vegetables: Broccoli, Lettuce, and Spinach
  • Fruits: Peaches, Avocado, and Raisins.

Iron

Iron is not only essential for sufficient oxygen being carried in the blood, but also plays an important role in energy production in the body.

  • Clams
  • Animal organs such as livers and giblets
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • White Beans
  • Spinach

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Hydration

Your diet is balanced, you are controlling your vitamins and minerals, but just as important as this is hydration, and avoiding dehydration..

Dehydration, not having enough water in the body, is one of the biggest causes of fatigue, and one of the least recognized.  Often when our body needs water we mistake it for a need for food and grab a snack.  Not only does this not satisfy the need for water, but it adds additional calories our body didn’t need… and we all know where they end up?

Try to ensure you are drinking sufficient water throughout the day, and when you do get the urge to snack or eat outside of regular meal times, try drinking a glass of water first and see how often that craving to eat goes away.

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Stress Management

Who amongst us feels most energized during periods of heavy stress?  Fact is, none of us do.  Even people who claim to ‘thrive on stress’ or perform best ‘under-pressure’ suffer from rapidly depleting energy reserves.

Stress isn’t always so obvious, however.  Work, kids, traffic, worry over paying bills, running late, meeting deadlines can all cause stress so it’s important to be aware of times you are stressed, and of ways to avoid getting into those situations.

Try planning ahead, tackling problems as they arise and not putting them off.  Take time to relax and unwind now and again, especially before going to sleep – going to sleep stressed is a good recipe for poor sleep and compounded problems the next day.

Finally, some people suffer far more stress over Winter than they do during the rest of the year, and part of the cause of this has been attributed to not enough natural light exposure.  Being cooped up indoors for weeks and months at a time takes it’s toll, so, weather permitting, try to get outdoors for at least 30 minutes a day – enjoy the sunlight.

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What About You?

I’m sure there are many other ways of boosting your energy and mindset, but this is what works for me, and I wanted to take the time to share it with you.

Let me know if you have other techniques that work for you in the comments below, I’m always open to learning new ways of doing things!

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