Life can get busy and sometimes overwhelming, and low energy can make it even harder to cope with day-to-day stressors. Here are some tips to help you increase and maintain energy levels.
But hectic lifestyles and stressful situations can make it tough to maintain consistent energy levels throughout the day.
Sponsored by Integrative Therapeutics, a science-based supplement company, we’ll provide you with a few strategies that can help you stay alert and tackle the day’s challenges ahead.
Dr. Oladimeji Oki, assistant professor at the Department of Family and Social Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, recommends a varied diet high in fruits and veggies. “This will ensure you are exposed to many different nutrients,” he says.
He adds that you should choose nutrient-dense picks like salmon, beans, kale, spinach, and blueberries. If you’re trying to maintain energy levels, it may be a good idea to avoid high calorie, low nutrient foods — they can make you feel sluggish.
“Eating monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats such as avocados, sunflower seeds, and flaxseeds can increase energy levels naturally,” explains Dr. Odelia Lewis, a family physician in Brooklyn, New York.
Additionally, leafy green vegetables such as spinach, collard greens, kale, and swiss chard are full of nutrients, including chlorophyll, which can give a much-needed energy boost.
And eating a diet rich in healthy fats and protein can keep you feeling full and improve energy levels throughout the day.