The New Year = A new opportunity to get healthier, lose those extra pounds, and overcome the holiday hangover. The first step to having more energy, getting active and shedding those few extra pounds? Giving your body the proper nutrition and staying active. Really! Keep reading for a quick rundown of some of the best tips to get your life back after the holidays.
A simple 10-15 minute walk can be all it takes to help you feel more energized. That’s right. The key to boosting your energy is staying active! Studies have shown that even moderate exercise that gets your blood pumping and oxygen flowing can increase your energy levels. Keeping active also promotes the release of endorphins in your body, which makes you feel happier overall and can even help you sleep better. What’s more, your immune system can also function better with consistent exercise, which reduces your likelihood of getting sick. And that’s not all…
When it comes to getting that energy boost, it’s all about eating the right foods at the right time. Try to plan small meals and incorporate snacks into your daily routine to keep your body fueled and your energy levels high.
- Consider adding daily supplements such as fish oil and/or probiotics which may help to reduce inflammation and improve digestion.
- Maintain your energy level upgrade by avoiding processed snacks that are high in sugar
- Eat for energy by consuming foods packed with healthy sources of protein, fats, cards, and more like blueberries, strawberries, salmon, lean meats, nuts, whole grain, and vegetables.
A simple 10-15 minute walk can improve your energy level by over 20%.
Make a plan. Start today by picking out just 3 days this week to take a 10-15 minute walk. Focus on eating those 2-3 small meals per day and aim for a snack every few hours in-between. Adjusting what you eat and when will help you keep your energy up throughout the day so you can feel better, think better, and be more motivated to stick to those resolutions.
Combine all that with Chiropractic care and you may be well on your way to staying healthy and energized all year long. If you have questions or just want some help coming up with a plan, give us a call or stop in and see us today!
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Science Source: Sports Med. Endorphins and exercise. 1984, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. February 2008