This week has been busy busy busy
I have been up and down the country working with some amazing people including Lucy Mecklenburgh from The Only Way Is Essex. We were filming new videos for her fitness website ‘Results With Lucy.’ Yellow Fitness has been putting the finishing touches to our seminar ‘Its War – Fight The Flab’ and I have been checking out new retreat locations in the UK and abroad.
The reason I am telling you all this is because it prompted me to think about energy. There is no way I could keep up this pace if I wasn’t looking after myself.
So here are my 4 top energy boosting tips and even better they are all FREE to implement
1) Cut out sugar, fluctuations in the amount of sugar in your blood throughout the day cause your energy to rise and then come crashing down. Eating regular balanced mini meals will help you avoid the midday crash.
2) Drink more water, the average adult body is made of roughly 60% water. Mental performance and physical co-ordination are impaired at only a 1% drop in hydration levels. Within 24 hours of being properly hydrated you will experience a dramatic increase in energy.
3) Get to bed early. Set yourself a challenge to be in bed by 10pm for the next night or two and the feeling of well-being will speak for itself.
4) Exercise, this doesn’t have to be anything major. Just going for a fast paced 20 minute walk will invigorate you and increase oxygen levels in the body leading to more energy.
Often people don’t realise how low in energy they are because running on empty has become the norm. We might never all become ‘morning people’ that burst out of bed singing but we should be filled with energy, vigour and excitement for life every single day.
As well as the above think about the foods you are eating, are you nourishing your body with minerals and vitamins?
Look back over the last few weeks and identify if you have taken any time out for yourself. Chances are you haven’t. If the answer was no, then book yourself some time in your diary this week to do something you love, (have a candlelit bath, go and have a massage, take a walk on the beach or curl up with your favourite book). You have to prioritise yourself, nobody else will do it for you. Give yourself permission to be kind to yourself.
I speak to so many people who dread the day the minute they open their eyes. This is a classic sign of depleted energy. Life is not meant to be like that.
Take action today and let me know how you get on. It would be great to hear what your favourite ‘me’ activities are and maybe by posting yours you will inspire somebody else to be a HAPPY.