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5 EASY WAYS TO INCREASE ENERGY

Let’s face it:


We would all love nothing more than to feel energized during the day. So, let’s go over five simple things you can start doing right away.


1. Sleep!


Sleeping enough is the single most reliable way to boost your energy levels, feel better, and maintain sharp cognitive abilities. Depriving yourself of sleep is linked to daytime sleepiness, brain fog, fatigue, lack of motivation, irritability, and more.


According to guidelines, adults should sleep for seven to nine hours per night.


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2. Eat Fresh Fruits and Veggies


Fresh foods are incredibly beneficial for our energy levels because they supply the body with the wide range of vitamins and minerals it needs. As a result, we are at a lower risk of deficiencies that often result in fatigue.


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3. Reduce Your Sugar and Caffeine Intake


Caffeine and sugar might boost your energy levels, but the effect is often temporary. For example, sugar can make you feel energized, but you might experience a crash afterward. Similarly, caffeine can make you alert, but the effect is often temporary, and having too much can interfere with your sleep.


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4. Increase Your Protein Intake


Proteins are organic molecules that supply the building blocks of life: amino acids. Once ingested, your body breaks down proteins, takes the amino acids, and uses them to:

  • Synthesize hormones and enzymes

  • Build antibodies, neurotransmitters, and other types of cells

  • Repair and grow muscle tissue


Great protein sources include meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cottage cheese, and protein powder supplements.



5. Exercise Regularly


Exercise is another fantastic way to improve your well-being, boost your confidence, and raise your energy levels. Aside from giving you an acute boost in energy, exercise helps with weight loss and mental health, resulting in more motivation and energy to move around and be active.


The best part about exercise is that you don’t need to do much. As little as twenty minutes per day can be more than enough for people to improve how they feel.


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