Natural Treatments to Boost Energy
Energy is vital to every area of our life: maintaining relationships, keeping up with work, investing in our interests and passions. Having low energy can cause all of those important things to suffer, and picking things back up after that requires even more energy.
In a fast-paced world, people are scrambling to find ways to boost their energy. Natural boosts are particularly attractive since synthetic medication and treatments are often expensive and riddled with side-effects.
If you are looking for natural ways to change your life and boost your energy, here are some treatments and solutions to look into!
One of the most sustainable fixes to your energy levels is making changes in your lifestyle. This is because your lifestyle is made up of regular habits that you do on a daily basis, not just under the supervision of a doctor or during a treatment.
Dr. Sarah Bennett, the naturopathic physician at Natural Med Doc in Arizona, will often recommend lifestyle plans to her patients for exactly this reason:
“Though I take pride in more intensive treatments like therapies or injections, I always put a special emphasis on lifestyle advice, even as just a supplemental treatment option. No matter how involved my patients want me to be, it is truly up to them to make sure they are sustaining their healthy lifestyle outside of my office and keeping their body healthy for the long-run.”
Though exercise may seem like something that is more tiring, it is one of the big lifestyle changes to incorporate. This is because it can help your body more naturally feel tired at the end of the day and give you a better night’s rest. Plus, it keeps your body active and healthy while also boosting hormones that keep you alert and energized.
Additionally, making an effort to get more sleep, finding ways to de-stress (meditation, yoga, etc.), maintaining a healthy social life and sticking to an organized schedule that works for you can do wonders in keeping your energy high.
Food is what supplies the nutrients that gives our bodies the ability to carry out all of its functions, so it’s understandable that diet can drastically impact something like mood or energy levels.
Making a conscious effort to sustain a balanced diet with whole, nutritious foods instead of quick and easy junk food will make a world of a difference. Most processed foods are high in things like sugars and fats which will make you crash in no time at all.
In the long term, dietary changes can also help you to maintain an overall improved state of health. Being healthier makes it much easier to maintain your energy levels and get through your day efficiently since your body isn’t preoccupied with fighting off sickness or sluggishness.
Also, above all, make sure that you drink plenty of water. Hydration plays a big role in helping our bodies run as they are supposed to, and exhaustion (as well as headaches and other discomforts) could point towards a lack of water.
In addition to a more conscientious diet, many naturopathic physicians and nutritionists will additionally recommend supplements to ensure that you are getting all of the vitamins and minerals that your body needs.
By simply introducing nutritional supplements to your daily routine, you are giving your body a head start on gathering its daily requirements of nutrients, many of which are directly linked to energy.
Some of the core vitamins and minerals that you can use to boost your energy include:
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin B Complex
Of course, it’s also important to consult with your doctor if you are experiencing noticeable issues with fatigue because it could be rooted in a range of different issues, including hormonal concerns, simple dietary problems or even more serious disorders.
But that aside, it never hurts to introduce nutritional supplements into your diet, so it’s a great place to start no matter what is causing your fatigue.
The good news is that you don’t have to completely rely on caffeine to get you through the day. In fact, many doctors will warn that excessive caffeine can have significant negative impacts on your body, so it’s best to avoid a reliance on a large cold brew every other hour to stay awake.
Much like with nutritional supplements, herbal remedies are a great way to add on to any lifestyle changes or medical treatments you might undergo to work on your energy. They serve a similar purpose, but instead of adding to your nutrients and balancing out possible deficiencies, their chemical make-up acts as a support to help give your body more energy.
Some of the best herbal remedies for boosting your energy include:
By topping off your list of remedies and solutions with helpful herbs, you can really round out your healing process and feel like you are addressing your issue from all sides! Plus, these energy boosts will help to ease you away from a reliance on coffee and other intense sources of caffeine.
Many people struggle with energy levels for a variety of different reasons, and it’s understandable to be hesitant with more synthetic or traditional treatment options.
For people looking for a natural alternative (or perhaps even just another option since others haven’t been effective), lifestyle changes, dietary changes, hormone therapy and IV therapy can go a long way.
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Guest Post: Written by Katherine (Tori) Lutz
Katherine (Tori) Lutz is a graduate of Florida State University and current student at Columbia University. Professionally, her experience is in the areas of writing, editing, and marketing. She is currently living in Brooklyn, New York, and aspires to be a journalist in the health field.