If you feel like your “get up and go got up and went” it’s time to pick yourself up and find energizing ways to make yourself feel better. One of the reasons we lack energy is because we simply need the right nutrition to add spunk to our step. If you’ve been feeling a bit under the weather, here are some ideas to add to your overall health and nutritional needs:
VITAMIN B12 A deficiency in vitamin B12 can lead to anemia. This can lead to tiredness, listlessness and other problems that might deplete your energy. You can buy sublingual B12 for a quick fix and add it to your overall vitamin regimen or you can eat B12 enriched foods which include a large variety of breakfast cereals. Additional sources for Vitamin B12 include milk, eggs, and cheese. Include Vitamin B12 in your diet and notice your increased energy within days! Visit your local pharmacy for B12 supplements.
ACAI BERRY – is a little berry that packs a powerful punch. Oprah listed it as one of the top 10 superfoods for age-defying beauty. This berry will increase your energy and improve mental clarity as well as many other helpful and healthful benefits! Search for products that list ACAI BERRY as an ingredient; it is a life-changing superfood that your body needs! There is presently a flood of health drinks available over the internet that list Acai Berry as an active ingredient. Fruta Vida International and Monavie offer the more flavorful drinks on the market today.
BEE POLLEN – Considered one of “nature’s most perfect foods”, Bee Pollen fights problems associated with allergies, aids digestion, and will quickly increase your energy levels! Check your local Health Food Stores, Wal-Mart, or your local or online pharmacy.
VITAMIN D – If you are feeling run-down, scramble up some eggs for breakfast and grill some chicken for dinner because both eggs and poultry will certainly help to replenish the Vitamin D your body needs to feel energized!
YERBA MATE – In addition to gaining overnight success as an effective appetite suppressant, Yerba Mate boosts energy levels together and makes several other claims to achieving a healthier way to live your life to the fullest! Some drinks that contain Acai Berry also contain Yerba Mate.
In addition to the nutritional suggestions listed above, make sure you are getting the recommended eight hours of sleep per night if you are not at your best. Cut back on caffeine and alcohol intake. Diet changes may be necessary in order for you to experience an overall increase in energy. Stock up on fruit and vegetable juices and take time to fix healthy meals at home instead of grabbing something at a fast food restaurant.
While you try different food sources to increase your energy levels from a nutritional standpoint, implementing a scheduled exercise routine is the other part of the equation. One of the easiest routines to implement is a fitness walking program. Walking will keep you active, increase mental alertness, improve your overall well-being and boost your energy levels!