Who doesn’t want more energy?
As we tend to use every available second of our days we need to make sure that we are supporting our bodies and our minds with healthy lifestyle choices that will allow us to maximize our daily energy.
There are some key areas that you should focus on to 10X your current levels of energy.
1. Movement Patterns
You might not like this but the first thing you need to do, is put down your smart phone, get off the couch and start moving.
You absolutely cannot increase your energy levels if you want to sit around like a slug all day (Seriously, do you think slugs have high energy levels?)
The good news is that there are some really easy ways to get started.
Go outside, pull your shoulders back, stand up straight, tip you head back and take a gigantic breath in, hold it for 5 seconds and then slowly let it out.
Repeat this 10 times.
This will instantly increase the levels of oxygen in your system and bump your energy levels up.
Believe it or not this is the easiest and most cost effective form of exercise on the planet.
Now that you have some oxygen in your system, put your shoes on and go for a 15 minute walk, outside.
Pull your shoulders back as your walk and breath deep, filling your lungs with air.
Keep a pace that you can enjoy an easy conversation at with a friend and strive to get your heart rate at 70% of your Maximum Heart Rate.
To calculate this number, take your maximum heart rate, subtract your age from 220 and than multiply by 0.70. This will give you your target.
No need to make it any more complicated than that. Repeat 2-3 times daily for a week and feel your energy levels increase.
2. Happiness is a Choice
This really does come back to the question: Is the cup half empty, or half full.
What set of lenses do you choose to view the world through?
There is one thing that might really help you out here.
We tend to become like the 5 people we spend the most time with. If you are not happy with your life you need to take a hard look at who you are hanging out with.
We realize that sometimes there are some tough situations and we are not recommending you rush into any drastic changes in your life, but if you find that those five people you spend the most time with are mostly negative, you should start hanging out at a different coffee shop and try to make some new friends.
When you start hanging out more with happy people, you are more likely to be happy yourself.
3. Toxicity Levels
Throughout your day you will come across many different situations that are making you toxic; from the food and supplements you consume, to the air you breathe and water you drink.
Some of this is within our control and some of it is not.
By recognizing what it is that is making you toxic, and by taking steps to help your body deal with this in a proper manner you will shift yourself towards a healthier lifestyle.
Being toxic can completely drag your system down and inches to your waist.
If you want to 10X your energy you must focus on some key items.
You need to eat cleaner, move more and clean toxins that can build up in your fat cells out of your system.
There is a little known warrior in your body, it is your lymphatic system.
The lymphatic system has one every important job, and that is to clean junk out of your body.
Unlike your circulatory system, the lymphatic system does not have a pump and therefore requires proper movement of your body to allow it to operate at 100%.
Any detox protocol should include periods of proper movement to help move toxins out of your system via the lymphatic ducts and should be planned in such a way that you are increasing proper nutrients in your body as you get rid of these potentially harmful and energy sucking toxins.
There are many detox programs available, and many of them focus strictly on weight loss at the cost of depleting your body of vital nutrients and water.
It is vitally important to support your body with nutrients instead of depleting them from your body. When you become deficient in nutrients your body you can see symptoms such as decreased energy and severe muscle cramping.