Anti-aging isn’t just about your outer appearance—how you feel is an equally important piece of the puzzle.
If you’ve ever wished you had the energy of your 20-year-old self again, you’re not alone! With each passing year, your energy levels naturally begin to decline as your metabolism slows down and your body processes energy less efficiently.
Thankfully, you don’t have to become a slave to the coffee machine to fight the energy-sapping aging process. These nine natural tactics will help boost your energy levels at any age.
Water is an essential ingredient to keeping your body running smoothly, and that includes your energy levels. When you’re dehydrated, you’re more easily fatigued and your body has to work harder to process nutrients and eliminate waste.
Give your energy levels a boost by downing a glass of water when you’re feeling zapped. This is also a great thing to do right after you get out of bed in the morning.
If you work in a traditional office, you’re sitting at a computer for most of the day. It’s easy for your muscles to become cramped, your blood flow to become restricted and your posture to slump, all of which contribute to feeling sleepy.
Get up from the desk and get your blood pumping with some light stretching, which will instantly energize your body and mind.
First, reach your arms overhead and stretch upward toward the ceiling. Then, fold gently forward at the waist, reaching for your toes. Bend your knees if it’s more comfortable. Finally, loosen up your spine with some light twists. Sit in your chair and—gently!—use the back to twist your body to the left, then to the right.
Exercise has long been known to boost your energy levels, but you don’t have to break into a full sweat to reap its benefits. A brisk 10 or 15 minute walk will do the trick!
Squeeze it in before breakfast, on your lunch break or even during a conference call.
Lemon juice added to water is good for you; it’s rich in antioxidants and can also help curb cravings for sugary drinks.
But if you really want to wake yourself up? Bite directly into the lemon. It’s like a cold shower for your taste buds that affects your whole body.
If you could create the perfect natural snack, an egg is pretty much it.
Eggs are one of the most protein-dense foods on the planet, and protein is a staple for keep your energy level up. Unlike many on-the-go snacks, eggs won’t cause surges in your blood sugar or insulin, both of which lead to that notorious “crash” a few hours later.
Hard boiled eggs are great because they’re easy to make ahead and grab on the go, plus their shell mkes a handy, all-natural container.
Whoever said laughter is the best medicine was onto something!
A quick laugh comes with countless health benefits, including reducing your stress and giving you an instant uptick in energy.
If you need some inspiration, this YouTube classic never fails to crack us up.
You know that one song that always puts you in an upbeat mood? Why not listen to it more often, specifically when you’re feeling zonked?
Create an energy-boosting playlist of all the songs that make you want to get on your feet, or search for a pre-made one on a platform like Spotify. And hey—if the urge to get up and dance strikes, there’s nothing wrong with giving in!
There’s nothing quite light natural sunlight and a breath of fresh air to leave you feeling rejuvenated. In fact, it’s been scientifically proven that spending time in nature can make you feel more alive.
You don’t have to head deep into the woods on a weekend long camping trip, either. Just a few minutes in the great outdoors are enough to keep your circadian rhythms regulated and help pep you up.
This is one of our favorite energizing tricks because it can be done anywhere and only takes a matter of seconds. A few deep breaths will increase the oxygen levels your brain and body so desperately need to function their best.
Try to clear your mind and, for the moment, focus only on your breath. Then, practice counting to five while you inhale deep into your belly through your nose. Exhale through your mouth, drawing out your breath as long as you can. Repeat the cycle five to ten times for an instant pick-me-up.