With all of the stress that we encounter on a daily basis, it’s no wonder that our energy seems to be constantly sapped. How many of us reach for the diet soda, energy drink, or other caffeinated beverage to try and infuse a little extra jolt in our day? Is this a daily occurrence? If this is you, then you will want to take a look at these 4 steps to create more energy.
It goes without saying that if you lack sleep, then you will lack energy. It has been estimated that 50-70 million Americans have a sleep disorder. Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder with 30% of adults reporting temporary insomnia and approximately 10% of the adult population reporting long-standing insomnia. Fatigue affects the health, safety, and quality of life of each person. The American Sleep Association recommends that adults get at least 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Take a look at how much you sleep and see if you could use some improvements in this area of your life. If you chronically struggle with sleep it would be good to talk to your chiropractor or primary care physician to help identify the cause of your sleep deprivation.
There are many health benefits to regular exercise. It improves mood, helps with sleep (see step #1), prevents or manages chronic health problems such as diabetes, depression, anxiety, arthritis, and potentially cancer. Boosting your energy levels is another added benefit of exercise. Exercise will help deliver oxygen and other nutrients to different parts of your body. If you are feeling tired during the day, try exercising. When your heart and lungs are working hard during exercise you get a larger amount of oxygen to your brain. Oxygen is required to create more energy in the brain. Therefore, more oxygen to the brain means more energy for you.
If you purchase a brand new, top-of-the-line sports car that requires premium gasoline, would you risk putting regular gas in it? The answer, of course, is no. Although the car may run for a while with few problems, over time the engine will have unnecessary wear and tear that could have been avoided. Your body is the same way. If you fuel your body with proper nutrition then you have a better chance of having more energy. Avoiding excess amounts of refined sugar, simple carbohydrates, and processed foods is a good start to a healthy diet. Adding in healthy fats, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and fiber are all great options. If you have questions about which foods you should be eating or avoiding, talk to your chiropractor today.
You may be wondering: How can getting regular chiropractic adjustments create more energy? Any time you have been in pain or under a lot of stress it can be exhausting. Best Utha Chiropractic can help keep your body from experiencing too much stress, which in turn allows your body to focus on being healthy and rejuvenated, rather than on being sick or not well. Plus, we have seen many benefits in patients who get adjusted regularly. Regular adjustments tend to keep you well much longer and can even help you quickly overcome any flare-ups that you may experience. Keeping your body running efficiently will allow you to have more energy throughout each day.
So if you are one that struggles with energy throughout the day, try these 4 easy steps and see what difference it makes in your life.
About Elite Chiropractic & Performance Center
Located just outside of Chiropractor Salt Lake City and in the heart of the Salt Lake Valley, Elite Chiropractic & Performance Center is the premier chiropractic office in Utah. Dr. Monte Layton, Jeremy Wimmer, Chris Harbrecht, and Jordan Mousley specialize in providing care for many different conditions and injuries. Those in the community seek Elite’s care for low back pain, neck pain, shoulder, knee, elbow, wrist, hip, ankle, and foot pain. Call today to schedule your first appointment. 801-432-7511.
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