Boosting Your Energy

The combination of adequate quality sleep, food rich in nutrition, and time-to-time exercise seems to be the best way to increase your energy levels.

It is likely that your sleep is not adequate if you have to take caffeine before setting out for the day. However, it is possible that lower energy level is due to basic physiological reasons. When the level of iron and vitamin B12 is not sufficient, there is reduction in the effectiveness of the transportation of oxygen from the blood to body cells to produce energy. Some of the manifestations you will feel early include lethargy, pale skin, weakness, and shortness of breath.

For any of the manifestations, maybe you need to see a healthcare expert to tell you what is required.

Caffeine ….

Caffeine with guarana as well as some herbal supplements are stimulants whose activity triggers the adrenal glands in the body for the release cortisol. Cortisol is a hormone responsible for increasing blood pressure and releasing blood sugar; it is also able to speed up how dopamine (the neurotransmitter that makes one feel good) is being released. It is normal to have such physiological responses and can help when stress sets in. The contemporary lifestyle has turned us to depending on caffeine to boost our energy.

The consumption of caffeine by women who are 30 years plus are close to 165 milligrams per day. This increases to 225 milligrams by the time they are 50 years old.

This brings about first energy increment leading to low energy as there is a fall in blood sugar levels. When appropriate blood sugar levels are maintained, there is reduction in instability. The energy levels become consistent all through the day.

It is difficult for some individuals to keep moving in the morning. Some people’s energy level hits the rock in the afternoon, while others are affected in the morning and afternoon.