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5 Reasons You're Tired All The Time + How To Get More Energy
These days, many people are feeling the effects of an energy crisis. Not the one within our environment-but the one within our own bodies. Here are five hallmark issues behind our great energy depression and some tips to help turn it around.

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Your sleep cycles aren't optimized

Your sleep cycles are approximately 75 to 90 minutes each. Factors like stress levels and unstable blood sugar levels can throw off your sleep cycles regardless of how much time you spend i...

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You’re not moving enough

Don't mistake the occasional workout for living an active lifestyle. 

Standing up and doing 50 jumping jacks or bodyweight squats will instantly make you feel more energized.

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You're deficient in crucial nutrients

Magnesium is responsible for over 300 enzymatic processes that help keep you energized and healthy. Without magnesium, your body can't effectively do these processes and you will feel drained.

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Drink more fluids

Cell dehydration can literally damage your DNA. Your cells, tissues, and organs are all operating in a water medium. The murkier that water starts to get, the more you start feeling symp...

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Stress is getting the best of you

With chronically elevated stress, your elevated cortisol levels lead to a surge of glucose in order to facilitate the perceived “fight-or-flight” situation you’re living in. Spiking glu...

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Prevent Tiredness

General tiredness affects the majority of people.

Here are a few basic ideas to have all-day energy:

  1. Respect your body's sleep cycle
  2. Move around
  3. Moderate coffee int...

Respecting your body's sleep cycle

It is imperative to sleep 7 to 9 hours for most adults.

An alarm clock or phone alarm can interfere with the body's sleep cycle to wake us up before a cycle is completed. It is healthier to sleep while not being simulated and wake up naturally.

Don't be a Couch Potato

Apart from rest, it is crucial to have a daily exercise routine and get some sun exposure regularly.

Human beings are designed to move and be in the sun, trekking and toiling for hours. If you are feeling tired, walking outside in nature and getting some sun will help.

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The Science of Sleep

The average adult spends 36 % (or about one-third) of his or her life asleep.

Purpose of Sleep:

  • Restoration
  • Memory Consolidation
  • Metabolic Health

Restoration

The first purpose of sleep is restoration.

Every day, your brain accumulates metabolic waste as it goes about its normal neural activities. Sleeping restores the brains healthy condition by removing these waste products. Accumulation of these waste products has been linked to many brain-related disorders.

Memory Consolidation

The second purpose of sleep is memory consolidation.

Sleep is crucial for memory consolidation, which is responsible for your long term memories. Insufficient or fragmented sleep can hamper your ability to remember facts and feelings/emotions.

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Good energy

Good energy is having the right energy—physically and mentally—to fuel your actions throughout the day. 

A hallmark of body-energy management is that you happily flow...

Getting started

Make a simple chart to help you see what kind of energy you operate on at various daily checkpoints and consider what affect this pattern has on you.

Discover how to better match your own energy with your daily goals.

Why people feel drained

The most common reason is energy mismanagement - not supporting specific times of the day and specific actions with the right match of energy.

Identify your own energy traps and mismatches and replace them with the right energy to increase your energy gains. You’ll get more done with less effort and greater satisfaction when you can train your body and mind to operate with “higher-quality currency.”

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