How Can I Keep My Energy Levels Up During The Summer Holidays?

Start by going back to basics...

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This week’s blog is about how you can get or retain more energy, particularly through the summer period where maybe your children are at home or you’re on holiday and it’s not as relaxing as you’d like it to be. 

How can you maintain or even get more energy? 

This week I just want to encourage you to get back to basics: Basics would be nutrition – what are you eating? Are they foods that really spike your blood sugar? Or foods that give you stable blood sugars? Foods that are clean, whole foods?

The obvious things to avoid are refined carbohydrates. Things to include more of might be fattier foods – depending on your sensitivity. But certainly, healthier snacks like nuts and seeds – good clean foods. Good quality animal protein, if you eat meat and include loads of vegetables. Intellectually we know which foods to avoid and which foods are good for stable energy levels, but a lot of us are not necessarily doing that – so nutrition would be one thing.

Hydration would be the second thing. Many of us are just not well hydrated and this can impact on our energy levels. Drinking water when you’re thirsty – if you find yourself thinking about water or thirst a lot, then you’re thirsty. The colour of your urine is another good indicator and how dry your mouth is – really make sure that you’re well hydrated.

The third thing is movement – what’s really energising is movement. If you need a burst of energy, get up, walk about, stretch. It can release endorphins when you get that tingly feeling from stretching and very helpful for energy levels. 

So, get back to basics before you think of anything more sophisticated. Are you eating foods that create stable blood sugar release, stable energy? Are you well hydrated? And are you moving on a frequent basis or low level?

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