Energy! How to Get More of It!

2014-09-16 05.53.30Energy! We all want it, it’s like a drug, we need more and more of it just to make it through the hustle and bustle of every day. But most times we search for it in the most counter productive ways, extra cups of coffee, grabbing a candy bar, drinking more soda, even grabbing fast food because we’re on a time crunch. All these methods leave us with major sugar crashes, hungary, and completely drained by the end of the day. Reaching for these energy alternatives also leave your body craving for more.

Here are 5 healthy ways to get the energy you need to get you through your busy day.

  1. Exercise- Get up and get some exercise, go to the gym on your lunch break, take an early morning run, and get your endorphins going. Exercise boosts your mood
    and your energy level. Do something you love to keep you motivated, if you don’t like the gym, then walk on the beach or in the park, join a community softball or volleyball team, or take a yoga or boot camp class. Mix it up to keep your momentum and interest.
  2. Drink lots of water- The body needs water to transport oxygen to your cells. The more you stay hydrated the better your body will keep you focused and moving. The best way to know if you’re getting enough water is to do this simple equation. Take your weight and divide it by 2. Then divide it again by 8 and that is the number of glasses you need to drink a day. For example: I weight 135-Lets say for easier math we round it up to 140, divided in half is 70. Divide 70 by 8 (oz glasses) gets us close to 9. So I have to drink 9 glasses of water a day to just stay hydrated.
  3. Eat smaller meals- Be a grazer, eat smaller, healthier meals all day. Eat every couple of hours to keep your energy levels up and your metabolism burning. Letting yourself get hungary only lowers your blood sugar and causes your energy to come to a crashing halt. Choose fruit, nuts, cheese, salads, and whole grains.
  4. Do something you love- (check my blog from yesterday for more in-depth information on this topic) Find something that makes you happy, something you get excited about. Happiness makes you have more motivation and energy. Getting excited and looking forward to something special is always a great way to raise you mood.
  5. Get outside & get fresh air- We all spend way too much time inside, watching tv, working, and playing on our computers, these will definitely drain your energy! Get outside, go for a walk, get some fresh air, find an activity in the sunlight. Sunlight is a natural mood booster, it triggers the serotonin levels in your brain to make you feel happy. It’s summer there is no better time to be outside!

Hopefully, these ideas will help you get through your day and elevate your energy levels. Find some down time and take care of yourself and your body’s needs and your guaranteed to have more energy and feel better.

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About Farm, Foodie and Fitness

Kelly Roberts is a Healthy Living Advocate. She is the owner and CEO of Beach Pilates and Wellness and Farm Foodie Fitness. She is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and received her training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Fueled by passion, she founded her holistic health practice, Farm Foodie Fitness. She educates and teaches her clients and the community the life changing benefits of nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. Her practice consists of corporate and private clients from all across the country. Kelly is also the owner of Pilates on the Beach in Ocean City, Maryland and Bethany Beach, Delaware. She offers classes out on the beach for locals and visitors from May to September. She is a Certified Pilates instructor by world renowned Body Arts and Science International. BASI Pilates ®. For the past ten years, she has specialized in Pre and Post-Natal, athletes, rehabilitation, and clients with chronic illness. Kelly also offers private one-on-one sessions, as well as semi-private sessions. Kelly first discovered Pilates twelve years ago after a serious car accident left her with debilitating back and neck pain. She incorporates the Pilates method into her teaching and daily practice to maintain movement, a healthy lifestyle, and to live pain free. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Salisbury University with a concentration in Mass Media. Her passion for nutrition and food lead her to Alissa Cohen, where she studied to become a Certified Raw Chef. She enjoys incorporating raw foods into her diet and sharing her knowledge with her clients, friends, and family. She offers private and group cooking classes, food demos, and has also been a private chef to a number of families. Also a Certified Master Gardener, she understands the importance of fresh, local foods, and knowing where your food comes from. Kelly offers gardening knowledge, advice, and hands on training through community gardens. She also teaches elementary children the benefits of nutrition and how growing your own food through edible school yards. Kelly is also a published author; her fiction novel, "The Road to Chianti" and her summer and winter cookbooks, "Farm Foodie Fitness Homegrown.” She has been featured in Mind Body Green, Charleston Home Magazine, and many other publications. Kelly recently released her first fitness DVD "Beach Pilates and Wellness, Pilates Mat Workout." She also has a successful health, nutrition, fitness, and organic gardening blog. Make sure to check it out! www.farmfoodieandfitness.com. When Kelly is not running businesses she's chasing her two little ones. Contact Kelly to book seminars, demonstrations, book signings, or speaking engagements.

7 thoughts on “Energy! How to Get More of It!

  1. Great post Kelly! These are all tasks that someone can easily incorporate into their busy lives! Small things like these definitely help give me more energy throughout the day!

      • I love your energy and your blog, we seem to share many of the same views on health (great minds think alike! ;)) I am in Centennial, Colorado which is about 20 minutes south of the Denver metro area, I love it here, but I will admit I do miss the beautiful Florida beaches!

      • Awww thanks!! I have a great friend that lives in Denver. I hope to get out some day. I have two small children too so it’s hard for me to go anywhere far. I’m sure you miss the beaches but I hear Colorado is beautiful and you have the mountains! Thanks for your sweet words!

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