As we enter winter we may not be thinking about a choosing a better diet for energy. You can not only feel happier and healthier, but also boost your energy levels with some simple changes.
Forget unnatural, sugar and caffeine filled energy drinks. There are plenty of foods which will make you feel like a new person and increase your performance both at work and in your personal life.
A diet rich in protein and whole grains is a simple way to keep your energy levels at their peak the entire day.
These components of a healthy diet release energy more slowly than refined or fatty foods keeping energy levels up for longer. For an optimum result you should also be eating plenty of leafy green vegetables and fruits in your diet as well.
Choose fresh and wholesome ingredients close to home at better food stores. There are also some excellent web sites that give some great ideas for wholesome recipes to give your diet that all important variety.
If you feel that you could use a boost to keep your energy levels up in order to cope with stress or a demanding exercise regime then turn to natural herbs, rather than over manufactured commercial supplements. Two great choices to look into are Ginseng (Siberian gives the best results) and Cordyceps – a fungus known to have energy enhancing qualities.
Here’s a hint which seems too easy – drink plenty of water. By ensuring that your body has an optimum hydration level you can stave off fatigue. A dash of lemon not only improves taste but can also supply extra vitamins.
If you really want to keep up your energy levels commit to doing at least some mild cardiovascular type exercise every day.
No need for a radical gym routine, a walk in the park or even walking the dog is better than watching TV or simply sitting on the couch. Not only is exercise great for the body but it has been scientifically proven that it’s also great for your mood – and a good mood does wonders for your energy levels.
Outdoor exercise on a bright day gives you access to one of nature’s most effective energy and mood boosters – sunlight. Not only will some time spent in the sun boost your vitamin D production it’ll give you that nice healthy glow that will offset those long days at the office where artificial lighting will do your general health and energy levels no favors.
You will soon be on your way to enjoying a winter filled to the brim with vitality and extra doses of energy.