Energy levels ultimately determine how successful your workouts will be – and how productive you’ll be in life, too! Clean eating, an active lifestyle and taking the time to recover and enjoy life are essential to increasing your daily energy levels. Life is too short not to power through your day bursting with energy and my top five tips below will help you boost your energy levels – and achieve more in your life.
Even if it’s just a walk around the block in your lunch break, exercise will ultimately increase your total amount of energy as well as your ‘bounce’ during the day. Studies in America have shown a 10-minute walk not only increased energy levels on the day they’re done, but when they’re completed for three weeks or more overall mood is improved too.
Make sure you’re getting enough of it! A lack of shut-eye will send your energy and motivation crashing – and it’ll have a terrible effect on your workout productivity, too. Get six to eight hours every night. Even a power nap when it’s needed can boost your energy, with studies showing a 20-minute snooze helps you focus and retain more information, too.
A diet high in carbohydrates, fat or sugar will send your energy on a rollercoaster journey. Don’t let it happen! Focus on getting three balanced meals every day, with a key focus on high-quality proteins and vegetables with each meal. Try not to skip meals, either… and be sure to snack healthily and intelligently, too!
Unfortunately I’m not talking about alcohol here – sorry guys! Water is your best friend on your journey to optimal health. Not only does H20 keep you hydrated, energetic and looking good, but it curbs hunger too!
Yes, please! Studies show the best things in life are actually free – getting jiggy with it fights off fatigue, stimulates brain function and melts away stress, too. We’re not sure if solo sessions count, though.
Incorporate these five fat-blasting energy-boosting tips into your daily life and you’re well on the path to discovering the healthiest happiest you!
Mark Moon is a holistic fitness and wellbeing coach with over 20 years experience educating people on the importance of a balanced and sustainable approach to their health and lifestyle. His philosophy is to teach people to think long term and big picture about how they want their life to look, and uses modalities such as strength training, yoga and life coaching to help them create it.
As a dynamic and down-to-earth trainer, Mark believes there are three key areas to sustainable fitness: MINDSET – NUTRITION – MOVEMENT – and when optimized, there’s no limit to the personal, professional and wider life goals you can achieve.
You can join Mark’s online fitness and yoga classes, or find him teaching in numerous Sydney-based health clubs including Body Mind Life, The Space Yoga Studio, Flow Athletic, Crunch Fitness and Fitness First.
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