Have you ever met a busy, successful person who brims with energy and positivity? It’s a fabulous experience isn’t it? And that energy rubs off on the people they meet. What a great way to live! To find the right life balance we need to embrace feeling great and being healthy.
Drink regular sips of water to stay hydrated.
Get some regular activity doing something you enjoy three times a week. Exercise releases endorphins to energise you and help you feel great.
Sleep well - sleep is vital for our health, energy levels and ability to perform, restoring our body mentally and physically.
Enjoy a diet with a good blend of complex carbohydrates and proteins to help level out blood sugars, releasing small amounts of sugars into the blood over time.
Food intolerances commonly lead to gut upsets, headaches, fatigue and many other symptoms. Gluten, diary, eggs, soy, yeast and tomatoes are responsible for 80% of food intolerances but because of the range of symptoms caused, it can be difficult to identify the culprits. You can keep a food and symptom diary to record what you are eating and drinking, the time of day and the symptom. Identifying and then trialling eliminating the food from your diet for a time may improve symptoms.
If you suspect that you may be deficient in key nutrients, ask your doctor for a blood test to check levels. Have a look at the results yourself too and check for areas that are running low. Correcting low levels, particularly of iron, vitamin B and magnesium can help boost energy levels.
Medicines can all have benefits and side effects and some may cause fatigue or nutrient deficiencies which can, in turn, lead to low energy levels. Ask our Pharmacists to check your medicines’ side effects to see if they are contributing to feeling sluggish.