By : Marlena Stoddard
As we get older, we start to lose some of the inherent energy that goes with being younger. However, there are many reasons why we would want to ensure that our energy levels are high. Our family life is probably the biggest reason. The young ones in our family don’t seem to grasp the concept of being “too tired” to play around. Instead of disappointing your grandkids, follow these tips to get a little more pep in your step for play-time.
1. Eat Regularly
One sure-fire way to zap out all your energy is by skipping meals. As anyone who has taken a health class knows, your body gets energy from the food you eat. If you don’t have any food in your system, you aren’t going to have a lot of energy. If you absolutely have to skip a meal, make sure it isn’t breakfast. You’ve heard it before, but we will say it again, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”
2. Change Your Diet
While you want to make sure that you are eating, you also want to make sure that you are eating the right foods. Firstly, you want to make sure that you are drinking enough water. Treat water like the miracle cure that it is. Water does a great job at increasing your energy level and keeping you healthy. You also want to stay away from anything with an excess amount of sugar. Sugars are notorious for causing your energy level to spike and then crash. It may also be a good idea to invest in some natural energy supplements.
3. Get Enough Sleep
Obviously, getting enough sleep is important for making sure you have energy for the next day. However, a lot of people seem to take their sleep for granted. While it may be different for every person, a solid eight hours of sleep seems to be ideal for most of the population. This sleep also needs to be uninterrupted.
4. Diaphragmatic Breathing
Everyone should always be breathing from their diaphragm. This is commonly know as “belly breathing” or “breathing from your stomach.” This is commonly used in yoga for when people are meditating. It’s relaxing, but it also gives an energy boost. When we breath normally, by puffing our chests out, air isn’t making it to the bottom of our lungs.
5. Daily Exercise
Obviously, you can’t expect to keep up with the young ones if you aren’t exercising regularly. Exercise doesn’t have to be a strenuous chore. Health advisers even say that just going on a 10 minutes walk is enough to jump-start your entire day.
Living a healthy life is going to be a huge benefit for you and the young people in your life. Remember these tips and you’ll have the energy to live like you were young again.