What's Zapping Your Energy and How to Get Going
Of course, if your stress and energy levels are out of control, we always recommend consulting your doctor, but if you’re like most people, it’s probably due to any number of controllable factors like sleep, stress, diet or being sedentary. The good news is that this isn’t how you need to feel and it can be fixed. And we’re going to tell you how.
Use the Right Fuel
Just like you wouldn’t put regular gas in your car if it calls for premium, or expect your car to run when you’ve run out of gas and your tank is empty, your body is the same way. The right food is vital to sustaining your body’s stores all day long and ensuring you don’t have those energy ebbs and flows. Certain foods are burned quicker or slower by our metabolism, so knowing what to eat when can help keep your energy up when you need it most (e.g., when we’re awake!).
Legumes, beans, whole grains, and vegetables are considered complex carbohydrates. And while both simple and complex carbohydrates are converted to glucose (blood sugar) in the body for energy, complex carbs have naturally occurring sugars and provide vitamins, minerals, and fiber that keep us sustained longer and of course, are vital for our overall health.
Simple carbs tend to be made up of processed or refined sugars. So, not only don’t they have the vitamins, minerals, and fiber found in complex carbohydrates, they don’t last long in the body (also known as quick-burning carbs) and don’t offer any real nutritional value. These are things like bread, pasta, and processed foods. They might be great after a workout because your body can process and burn them quickly, but they won’t sustain you and typically these foods lead to that dreaded afternoon crash many of us feel. Adding in healthy fats like nuts, nut butters and avocado to our meals helps provide more fuel for our bodies to burn longer and more steadily.
Another blog talking about the importance of sleep? You bet! When something is so simple and yet, so often overlooked, touting it and shouting it can’t be understated. Sleep is how our bodies repair themselves, so without the right amount and a consistent amount, your body is in a constant state of chaos. Having a regular bedtime and wake time every day helps establish a concrete circadian (sleep-wake) rhythm, sending the right signals to your brain that’s time to sleep and wake. Without this schedule, your cycles end up all over the place and causes insomnia, wakefulness or other sleep conditions. When you’re well rested, you’re less likely to feel drained during the day. Besides sticking to a sleep schedule, creating a soothing environment and even using calming products like CBD can help put your mind at ease and ensure you get the sleep you need to feel refreshed and ready to go.
On the Move
With virtual life becoming more and more the norm, we’re also sitting more than ever. Less of us are commuting to work, going out or just being as active as we were. And even once the pandemic is under control, it’s likely this virtual existence is here to stay. Moving our bodies is another way to prevent energy drains. When we sit, our body thinks we’re resting, so our breathing slows, our circulation slows and our heart rate slows, reducing oxygen flow. This is what makes us more lethargic. So, whether you workout, go for walks, or simply get up from your desk at regular intervals, all of this increases blood and oxygen flow and sends signals to your brain to stay awake and alert.
Even with all these tips, our bodies might still need more to stay fueled and energized. That’s why we’re excited to announce that we’re bundling three amazing products together to help you improve your energy levels, moods and overall immunity.
Our Healthy Gut, Greens Superfoods and A-D-K Capsules are the trifecta for gut health and sustained energy.
- Healthy Gut contains vitamins and herbs proven by research to support the digestive system and improve gut lining.
- Greens Superfoods, in delicious coffee flavor, helps you build a stronger immune system, naturally, from eating a wide variety of greens. One scoop delivers over 35 natural, energy boosting ingredients including vegetables, probiotics, digestive enzymes, herbs & antioxidants.
- A-D-K Vitamins are a high-potency blend of Vitamins A, D and K, packed in a MCT Oil liquid capsule to help generate cell production, absorb calcium from the bloodstream into the bone, strengthen bone density and provide cardiovascular support.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.