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Quick energy boosters

Travis Wild & Kelly Davidson on 31 May 2010. Posted by WellBeing Natural Health & Living News



 

Top energy boosters

At times we all find ourselves feeling sluggish and lethargic and needing some quick energy boosters. We feel unmotivated, with our energy levels nearing empty. One unfortunate thing about this state is it often leaves us without the energy to do those things that are good for us -- cooking a nutritious meal, exercising or even going to bed at a reasonable hour. This state tends to perpetuate itself, setting up a cycle of low energy leading to more low energy.

The good news is you don't have to wait for energy to miraculously appear, or for a bolt of inspiration. There are lots of small, easy energy boosters that can help you feel more alive. One of the keys to having more energy is to understand it's all about flow. Energy naturally moves, shifts and expresses itself. If you simply begin, the flow will continue and you'll often feel the benefits of these energy boosters instantly.

 

Exercise — the perfect energy booster

Movement is essential for your body in many ways. It increases your blood flow, bringing oxygen and nutrients to all the different parts of your body and brain and is a great overall energy booster. The rhythmic pumping of muscles also gets your lymphatic system moving, removing waste products from your muscles and other cells. Movement and exercise also raises your metabolism, making it an excellent energy booster. It enhances your immune system function and activates the release of feel-good hormones and neuro-chemicals throughout your body and brain.

The benefits of these energy boosters are tangible, even with very small amounts of movement and exercise. With every little bit you do, you'll have a little more energy and motivation to do it again. Over time, you're likely to notice yourself doing more, and the more you do, the more improvements you'll feel and the more energy you'll have. It sets up a positive self-perpetuating cycle. Start your body moving by taking a 10-minute walk around the block. You'll find yourself breathing a little more freely and fully, thinking a little more clearly and feeling a little more alive. You just have to get the ball rolling to enjoy the benefits of this energ ybooster.


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This article was published in WellBeing magazine, Australasia's leading source of information about natural health, natural therapies, alternative therapies, natural remedies, complementary medicine, sustainable living and holistic lifestyles. WellBeing also focuses on natural approaches within the topics of ecology, spirituality, nutrition, pregnancy, parenting and travel.