Increase your energy

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Being tired in quickly becoming the new 20th century disease. According to the book ‘The 28Day Plan’ lack of energy can be attributed to: a lousy diet, overindulgence in alcohol, lack of sleep and smoking. And we know that anxiety can zap our energy and leave us feeling exhausted. So how can we get more energy into our life?

Among the best ways to increase your energy is to consume energy producing foods such as porridge, muesli, fish, poultry, lean lamb, bananas, dried fruit, fresh fruit, fresh vegies, baked potatoes, wholemeal foods, fresh juices, water, Soya milk, seeds and nuts. Foods to limit are tea, coffee, cows cheese, beef/pork, sugary foods, pastries, biscuits, chips, white flour foods, fizzy drinks and chocolate (oh no!) .

Other tips in the 28-Day Plan book to raise and restore energy are:

Hibernation-take 20 minutes a day for quiet time. Consider nobody and nothing. Lie down, listen to someĀ Wildlife Control favourite music or close your eyes and drift off to a gorgeous island.

(2). Breath-Spend 5 minutes doing some deep breathing. Sit on the ground in comfortable clothes. Close your eyes and slowly breathe in through your nose, hold for a count of five and slowly exhale to a count of 5.

(3). Laugh-Have a great belly laugh. Watch a funny video or tell a funny joke. Refer back to my last newsletter for more tips.

(4). Sleep-Most people realise we need 8 hours of sleep for the maximum benefit. Some other tips are to sleep with the window slightly open (be safety conscious too). Have a firm supportive mattress and adequate pillows. Go to bed the same time every night. Relax before bed.

(5). Pamper yourself-Go out and treat yourself to a beautiful bunch of flowers (or choose some from your garden). Have a massage, give a decorative or bubble bath, and go out for herbal tea with a friend.

(6). Do some stretching and flexing of your body at the start of each day.

(7). Exercise for 30 minutes each day. Some exercise ideas are: walking, biking, jogging, skipping, bouncing (trampoline), swimming, gardening and cleaning. Have a health check before beginning any exercise program.

(8). Eat breakfast.

So get to it. Use this information and tips to begin putting more energy back into your day!