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by Justine Glenton
Ashtanga & Zen Yoga Teacher
Yoga Postures to Increase Energy and Reduce Fatigue
Sometimes unusual mental or physical exertion, stress, and lack of sleep can make people tired. Prevention in these cases simply requires self-observation and needs us to listen to our bodies. It means not pushing the body and mind beyond its limits. Other times it means walking or doing some physical work to help increase the energy levels.
A Body Aware Specialist
Our energy levels are largely governed by how much sleep we get, the foods we eat, and the general level of physical and mental health we either enjoy or endure. But the experts section of Health and Fitness Travel is not meant to be an exercise in the obvious, and there is always more to health and exercise than headlines…
by Lucy Miller
A Fitness and Nutrition Expert
Upgrade Your Energy
When I feel flakey, usually the main culprit is lack of sleep, caused by either stress at work, too much partying (very unlikely!) or over-training. Sleep is so important for everyday functionality and if this isn’t quite right, then everything else flies out the window.
Yes you would think that over-training would make you sleep well but it in fact it does quite the opposite.
by Maureen Cromey
An Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Expert
I’m always tired I need more energy'
Many of us place enormous demands on our bodies. We end up feeling not only tired but unbalanced and out of sorts, eventually even a good sleep is not enough to refresh and renew our Qi.
A Nutritionist and Doctor
Lack of energy is a common modern complaint. Skipped meals, inadequate fluid intake, overwork, stress and lack of sleep are among the main culprits. If persistent, always seek medical advice to rule out anaemia, diabetes, thyroid problems, or other health conditions which sometimes present themselves as ‘tiredness all the time’. Assuming all is well, the following approaches may help.
Diet should always come first. Select wholefood products and ensure you get your 5-a-day fruit and veg. Follow a low glycaemic load diet by cutting back on sugary and refined foods that can cause energy-draining swings in blood glucose levels. Foods that can pep you up include:
by Steve Halsall
A Celebrity Personal Trainer
The quest for greater energy is something that 90% of people put at the top of their list in a survey of 600 people I conducted recently. This comes as no surprise in a day and age where natural evolution has detached people from the basic and fundamental providers of great energy. The holy trinity of good energy, that of sleep, food and positivity are abandoned by most people most of the time.
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