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Five Natural Ways to Get More Energy

Are you feeling low on energy? It happens to everyone from time to time. But what if there was a way to easily to gain more energy? Read on to discover five ways to do just that! 

Post Malone Always Tired


1.     Stand up 

cool gymnast trick

The British Journal of Sports Medicine says that sitting for too long makes us more exhausted. After sitting for hours, the body starts to send signals to shut down glucose and alerts the body to store fat for when you need it. Annnnnd your buttocks really do get bigger from the accumulation of stored fat cells. YIKES! Get on your feet at least once an hour and walk or do a small workout like 25 jumping jacks. 

2.     Get More Iron   

where is the beef

 Did you know most women have normal iron levels, so it doesn't trigger an alert for the energy-zapping disorder of anemia? However, Jonny Bowden, Ph.D. C.N.S supplemented women with low energy and normal iron levels with an iron supplement of 18 mg. All the women experienced a 30% surge of energy. Lean beef, shrimp, and tuna are all-natural ways to get more iron in the diet. 

3.     Eat Nuts 

Mickey eating nuts

Fruits and foods with a high glycemic index, like bananas and pineapples, can cause a blood sugar spike, that will cause a 'sugar crash' that makes us tired. But nuts' healthy fats and proteins help stabilize blood sugar. Eating nuts with high glycemic foods will help you avoid a sugar crash.


4.     Exercise

Homer Simpson working Out sitting down

A study published in the Journal of Sports Medicine found that people who exercised at least three times per week had natural higher energy levels than those who didn't exercise. Exercise boost oxygen levels and boost endorphins. This increase in oxygen not only supports the mitochondria's energy production, it allows your body to function better and to use its energy more efficiently.

5.     Talk to a Stranger (Even online) 

bear waving

When interacting with a stranger, we tend to "put on a happy face," which naturally boosts our mood, and we need to be alert to answer questions and listen.