"Do you struggle with maintaining your energy levels throughout the day? Or find it hard to get out of bed in the morning?"
As I read these words in this months OM Yoga magazine, I thought - YES. Yes I slump around 3pm. Yes morning are tough.
I read on.
"The plain truth is that living a modern on-the-go lifestyle can result in eventual burnout"
Then I began to panic. I don't want this to be my life. Working the corporate 9-5 slog. Groundhog Day. There has to be more to life than this?
I want to be one of those infuriating people who jump out of bed in the morning, ready to take on the days challenges. I wat to be full of energy so that when my working day is finished I still want to have Date Night or go to the gym.
OM Yoga went on to describe the main causes of energy depletion.
Poor dietary choices:
Great, I thought. This is definitely something I can change. Our bodies are not designed to eat todays processed foods, fizzy drinks, alcohols and so on. Everyone knows this right? It's so important to nourish your body. To balance your blood sugar. So, always, eat breakfast. Start your day off right. Also, try to include more raw foods in your diet. Green juices are great for this! But it is also exceptionally important to hydrate. Aim for 6-8 glasses of water a day. Take less caffeine and go for raw juices and herbal teas instead.
Lack of exercise:
Most definitely, I don't exercise enough. I know this. Again, our bodies are used to moving, but today a more sedentry lifestyle is adopted. We need something to fire the engine. Even just 30 minutes of exercise a day can help to raise your energy levels. Whatever you do, just move your body!
Hmm, a little more difficult, I don't feel that stressed. Sure, there are times in the day where I feel pressured, time-stretched and tense. Oh, wait... Now, there is no denying it. This is a tough one to combat. But have you ever heard of 'Earthing'?
"According to scientific research, walking barefoot as little as 10 minutes per day, helps to absorb electrons from the earth up through the feet and aligns the body's electro magnetic field to that of the earth. This has a beneficial effect on the immune system, greatly reduces stress and helps to maintain adequate energy levels throughout the day"
No wonder I was so happy as a kid!!