What Is Low Energy?
If you have ever felt like you just wanted to crawl back in bed and sleep the day away then you have no doubt experienced low energy. Low energy is simply a lack of energy that makes you feel lethargic, tired, depressed, and sad in some cases. When you have a lot of energy you are happier, more able to do things, and ready to go at any time. But when you are lacking energy things become more difficult such as work or even going to the grocery store.
With the busy lives we lead it is easy to see why we would have low energy. We don’t always eat the right foods, or exercise as much as we need to, and adding to that the excessive toxins and pollutants in our environment we have all but accepted that low energy is a part of life. However, it is not normal to have low energy. Hundreds of years ago people did not sit around for hours a day watching television without a need to get off of the couch. This is something that we as a society has brought upon ourselves because of the way we live our lives.
Of course there are the cases when low energy is brought on by a medical condition. In this case, it may not be about the lifestyle you lead, but there may be an underlying condition that you need to treat in order to revive your energy levels. It is important to decipher whether your low energy levels are caused by your lifestyle or a medical condition. Take a look at how long you have felt the lack of energy. Have you gained weight? Are you exercising properly? Are you drinking enough water? Look at everything including your dietary habits, your sleeping routines, and whether you have additional stress in your life. If nothing has changed other than you feeling the lack of energy it may be time to consult a doctor. If you are finding that your lifestyle has indeed changed, then perhaps it is time to make the necessary changes to improve your energy levels and get back to the life you used to lead.
Start by getting outside and taking a walk. Walking is the natural way to increase your energy by speeding up your metabolism. Exercise also gives off endorphins which cause a natural high that will lead to increased energy. Changing your diet to include more iron, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and protein that keep you going during the day is also important. There are plenty of herbal remedies as well that can greatly improve your general vitality so that you have the urge to get up and move everyday.
Herbs such as St. John’s Wort, Siberian Ginseng, Extract of Olive Leaf (Olea Europea), and Centella Asiatica all help to fight fatigues and make you feel happier restore your zest for life. By taking natural and herbal medicines you can rid yourself of your low energy levels and start getting back to the person you used to be.