It feels like, when we’re younger, we have energy for days. We could run around all day and still have energy well into the evening. But as we get older, that begins to change. While we might wake up feeling energized and ready to take on the world, that feeling usually doesn’t last all day. If you ask most people, they’ll tell you that this is just what it’s like to get older. But is that really the case? There are people climbing Everest in their eighties, and that’s not something you can do without having bags of energy. By making a few changes, you might just find that you can greatly increase the amount of energy you have. In this blog, we’ll take a look at a few.
Limit the Toxins
It’s normal to unwind with a few drinks in the evening. But just because it’s normal, that doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily good for you. Remember, there was a time when smoking was considered normal — and that turned out to be pretty bad! If you’re looking to increase your energy and general sharpness, look at giving up alcohol for a month. Within a couple of weeks, you might just be surprised at how much energy you have.
Work up a Sweat
When you’re running low on energy, the last thing you might want to do is go for a run. But there’s a good reason why you should. Running, and in fact, all aerobic exercise gives you more energy. Think of it as the battery that fuels your car — the battery doesn’t go flat when the car is moving; it charges itself. That’s how it works with exercise. It’ll benefit you on a short-term basis (give you instant energy) and a long-term basis since it’ll make your body stronger, which will mean you’ll be able to go for longer, each day.
Use the Right Products
You’ll have plenty of beauty and grooming products that you use every day. The question is: are they making you feel fresh? If they’re not, then look at making some changes. There are shower gels that contain ingredients that can make you more alert — such as mint, for example. You’ll also want to go for extra-hydrating beauty products, like the ones offered by Shikō. They’ll help to make your face feel fresh all day long. And just while we’re talking about grooming — consider taking a cold shower in the morning. It’ll wake you up much better than a hot shower would.
Even if you do everything right, it’s always worth remembering that you do not have an unlimited amount of energy. You can’t go all day, all night, all the time. As such, it’s a good idea to look at building up some restful moments throughout the day, especially in summer, when it’s more normal to feel tired. A quick five-minute nap can give you the little reset that you need. Give it a try, and you’ll see what we mean!