If we had to pick one word that described people in the US today, it would be “tired”. Everybody – whether young or old – seems to be constantly exhausted.
Whether it’s because we work longer hours, our work is more mentally taxing, or we are more active in the day than generations past, the reason really doesn’t matter.
What matters is that we’re all tired, and it’s ruining our health.
So what is the solution to low energy levels?
To answer that question, we need to look at the causes of low energy levels.
What causes low energy levels?
There are many causes of low energy levels.
Your energy levels are affected by numerous different factors, including:
- Sleep quality and duration
- Calorie intake
- Diet composition
- Water intake
- Caffeine intake
- Activity levels
- Stress levels
These variables each have an enormous impact on your energy levels on a given day.
Some of them have systemic effects on energy levels.
Others have more of an immediate effect, either increasing or decreasing your energy levels on a daily, even hourly, basis.
Naturally improve energy levels
Thankfully, there are some really easy ways that you can naturally raise energy levels, both in the short term and long term.
Here are some easy ways you can increase energy levels in the short term:
- Drink more water
- Eat more slow digesting, complex carbohydrates
- Increase caffeine intake
For most people, just doing these three things will significantly increase energy levels on a day-to-day basis.
They may sound simple, yet most people fail to do them right. Even something as simple as drinking water is too hard for a lot of people. For optimal energy levels, you should be drinking 4 pints (roughly 2 liters) of clear, fresh water every day as a minimum, with tea, coffee and soft drinks on top.
Try doing these three simple things today and you’ll see your energy levels rise.
A lot of you will actually see a similar increase in energy levels from drinking more water and eating more complex carbs as you will from using energy pills.
If you find yourself feeling tired all of the time, then you need to take a different approach to naturally increasing energy levels.
Chronic, systemic tiredness and fatigue requires more systemic solutions.
But just like the short-term solutions, these long-term solutions to low energy levels are free to implement, simple, and can be done every single day.
The best ways to increase energy levels over the long-term are:
- Get more sleep
- Get higher quality sleep
- Reduce stress levels
While these things might sound easier said than done, knowing what you have to accomplish is the first step on the path to higher energy levels!
Fixing things like low quality sleep, or even just trying to get an extra hour of sleep each night, can have more of an impact on energy levels than the best energy supplements.