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By: Kelly Morgan

Our increasingly busy lifestyles both in and out of work are placing more demands on us than ever. All of this extra strain can really wear us out, and people are complaining of low energy levels in ever-growing numbers. 


If you’re one of the many people who feel affected by low energy levels, then no doubt you’ll be wondering if there’s anything you can do to change this. Although doctors can offer medication to help with some energy level problems, there are actually natural ways of improving your energy levels that don’t require a trip to the doctor or any special drugs.


Sleep

It might seem obvious, but getting enough sleep is essential to having good energy levels. What many of us now take for a good sleep is actually inadequate. Although the amount of sleep needed varies from person to person, for most the optimal amount of sleep is 8 hours. This period of sleep should be as uninterrupted as possible. 


Exercise

You might think that exercise simply tires you out, but getting regular exercise can have a profound effect on your energy levels. By taking regular exercise, you improve your physical fitness, giving you greater stamina which means you can carry out activities for longer without getting tired as quickly.


No Meal Skipping

One of the worst things you can do for your energy levels is to skip meals. Your body gets its energy from the food you eat, so eating less food means having less energy. And if you really must skip a meal, make sure it’s not breakfast. By the time you wake up in the morning it will already have been a long time since you ate dinner, and skipping out breakfast only increases this. That’s a long time to go without a source of energy for your body!


Supplements

I’m very, very careful about the energy supplements I take and recommend. A lot of them give you an awful jittery feeling that makes you feel like your brain is vibrating. Or, they have sugar in them or dangerous ingredients similar to diet pills. 


I really like RSP Nutrition’s AminoLean Pre Workout because it doesn’t make me feel gross and shaky. Unlike other pre workout and energy supplements, RSP’s AminoLean has everything all in one serving to help you with energy (for a workout or just life) as well as focus. I think it’s the best pre workout for women out there. It’s sugar-free, calorie-free, and an all natural vegan pre workout.

 

For more nutritional advice on how to live a healthy active lifestyle, check out Kelly's book "You, But Better"

 

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