3 Steps To Go from Exhausted to Energized

If you're leaving the holiday feeling sluggish and low on energy, you're not alone! The changes to your regular sleep and exercise routine can drain your energy levels and leave your body struggling to keep up without a quick caffeine fix. But, as we head into the new year, there are some simple steps you can take to have a healthier, happier, and more energized 2022.

If you're exhausted, you may notice things like achy muscles. But did you know it can also affect your brain and immune system function? Taking proactive steps to boost your energy is important to your overall health and wellness. Here are three quick strategies to help you go from exhausted to energized.

  • Strive for Daily Exercise: While exercising, if you feel exhausted, might seem like the quickest route to being more tired, the opposite is true. Exercise can increase your energy levels and brain activity and may help support your immune system function.
  • Set Your Sleep Schedule: Your body runs on daily cycles called circadian rhythms. They are 24-hour cycles that are part of your internal clock. Prioritize your sleep and work towards going to bed and getting up around the same time each day.
  • Eat Right: Keeping your blood sugar balance supports overall energy levels. Sugary foods can provide a quick spike in energy but very quickly leave you feeling wiped out. Eating more whole foods and reducing sugar intake can help your energy levels stay consistent and balanced throughout the day.

Following these steps to boost your energy levels will help your body and positively impact your mood. If you can't tackle all of them at once, start today by getting some exercise and moving your body. Then, tomorrow, take the next step. And if you cannot exercise or sleep because of any pain or discomfort, schedule a visit with us today! Before you know it, you'll be healthier and happier due to your new wellness routine.

Science Source

How Simply Moving Benefits Your Mental Health. Harvard Health. 2016

7 Steps to Boosting Energy. Mayo Clinic. 2017

Setting Smart Goals for Success. Mayo Clinic Health System. 2020

Constitution. World Health Organization. 2021

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