1. Your sleep cycles are all messed up
Getting a full 8 hours of sleep is super important – but it’s not the only important thing. Sleep cycles are a big part of getting the necessary energy you crave.
Your sleep cycles are approximately 75 to 90 minutes each, cycling through phases of REM and non-REM sleep, plus all of the stages in between. Each phase is correlated with specific regeneration or detoxification of cells and organs throughout your body.
Stress levels and unstable blood sugar levels can throw off your sleep cycles. Getting more sunlight exposure in the morning (no more blackout curtains, sorry) can keep you from stressing out in the evening. You should also eat a well-balanced diet that’s focused on real food and avoid processed foods.
2. You’re kinda lazy
Sitting on the couch all night and at the office all day? No wonder you’re not feeling peppy.
We create energy. Moving around, working out, doing SOMETHING pushed your tissues to generate energy. If you’ve been sitting for a while, simply standing up and doing 50 jumping jacks or bodyweight squats will generate enough electrical wattage to instantly make you feel more energized. Move around at least every 90 minutes and you’ll see a change in your energy levels fairly quickly
3. You're missing out on crucial nutrients
If you’re not eating right, your energy levels will plummet.
Get your magnesium on! It’s responsible for over 300 enzymatic processes that help keep you energized and healthy.
To ensure your magnesium levels are up to par, make sure to eat four to five servings of magnesium-rich foods like spinach, chard, pumpkin seeds and almonds every day. Consider adding in a magnesium supplement.
4. Drink. More. Water.
You’ve heard it over and over, we get it… Well then get on it!
Time and time again, dehydration is overlooked as a reason for common health challenges. Your cells, tissues, and organs are all operating on water.
When you drink water, you push out waste from your body. When you don’t drink water, your whole system gets gummed up.
Drink half of your bodyweight in ounces of water each day. So, a 150-pound person would make sure to get in 75 ounces.
5. Stress is killing your game
Stress suffocates your energy in a number of ways. With chronically elevated stress, your adrenal glands are forced to operate in maximum gear. This keeps cortisol and other stress hormones high. Excess cortisol leads to a surge of glucose in order to facilitate the perceived “fight-or-flight” situation you’re living in. Spiking glucose inherently leads to crashes. And, for many of us, this is happening day after day after day.
Simple breathing exercises, meditation, restorative yoga, massage therapy, and even moving meditations like qigong and tai chi are all clinically proven to reduce your body’s stress load and enhance energy and well-being.
Oh, and as always, keep a Nutrovape Energy handy wherever you go, so you have a valuable resource when you really need to step it up a gear.