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We all struggle with low energy levels from time to time, and its effects can vary from being a little sleepy in the afternoon to feeling exhausted all of the time. If your energy levels are that low, it can start to feel like it’s ruining your life. If you start each day feeling tired, you’ve lost enjoyment and enthusiasm for things that you once loved, you are struggling to focus at work, or you feel ill and lethargic all of the time then your low energy levels are a problem that you should do something about. Let’s take a look at some of the healthy ways to boost your energy levels.
If you’ve ever heard the song by U2 that says “you gotta get yourself together, you got stuck in a moment, that you can’t get out of… don’t think that later will be better… you got stuck in a moment that you can’t get out of”. This is very similar to how many of us feel about the state of our physical fitness.
So, you’ve decided to get fit. You’re running every day or working out at the gym. Be sure the rest of your daily routine supports your workouts. Fitness needs to be put in the context of overall self-care.
When we’re young, we couldn’t care less about what happens to us when we’re heading toward middle age. Why should we when we have the world at our feet and so many things to do? In our late teenager years, we have our first experience of what freedom and limited rules are like. We drink, we run, drive, have intimate relationships and turn from boys into men. It almost feels like it’s never going to end and we’re always going to be able to rely on our bodies to power our hectic lives. Women do hit the wall sooner but men, we have our wall to climb over too. For women, it’s usually in their early 30s when their youth and beauty begin to fade, but for men, it’s more like late 30s or if you’re lucky early 40s. It’s at this point your body starts to tell you, you’re not invincible, and in fact, there are some things you don’t have a say over. When age and lifestyle finally catch up to you, it’s not going to be the old you staring back in the mirror.
For many people the idea of going to the gym is terrifying. We’re unhappy with our bodies, we know our fitness levels aren’t what they should be, and we worry about what other people will think. We don’t want to be on machines or lifting weight next to super fit gym bunnies who make us feel worse than we already do and so we just don’t go.