If you feel you run out of energy before you finish your day, keep reading to discover three possible reasons why, and what you can do to help increase your energy levels and improve our health.
The Meal - Food affects our energy on many different levels. Don't eat enough and you'll feel tired; eat too much and you'll feel sluggish. The types of foods are also key; even a small meal that's sugar- or fat-heavy will weigh you down (literally and figuratively), while the same portion size bursting with complex carbs, lean protein and vital nutrients will provide you with fuel for the entire day.
The Couch - People who don't exercise consistently may claim that it would only "wear them out." People committed to consistent exercise recognize that while the workout itself may leave them exhausted, their energy levels actually soar over the long term. That's because movement is life. The more you move, work your muscles, and build strength and vigor, the more energy you have.
The World - Stress is like a siphon draining gas from your car's tank; sooner than later, you're running on empty. When the weight of the world is on your shoulders, your body shuts down. Chronic stress can affect virtually every organ system, putting a tremendous strain on your body. Even your immune system can be affected, making you tired and increasing your risk of getting sick.
Don't Overlook Your Spine - In addition to eating healthy, exercising, and lowering stress levels, it is important to take good care of your spine and nervous system. A healthy spine and nervous system will help your body function and stay as healthy as possible. Contact our office today at 919-790-2288 to schedule a visit with Dr. Patrick.