Explosively Boost your Energy to Revive your Life and Achieve any Goal.

by Monique Baskin on January 3, 2014

Have you ever woken up and about 30 mins after getting up, wanted to go right back to sleep? How about the 3pm hump? How about the new mom that is trying to get survive the first few months of her precious gift.

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Really, it’s a fact of life, most people have experienced and still experience chronic low energy. Just look at the statistics of emergency room visits due to energy drink consumption. Medical News Today noted that according to a government survey, the number of emergency room visits, between 2007 and 2011, doubled, increasing from over 10,000 visits to over 20,000. Most of the ER patients were between the ages of 18 and 25 however, the greatest increase of ER patients over the past years, have come in those above 40 yrs of age. The number of ER visits increased by 279% with this age group. WOW!! A truly staggering number.

This shows people need some relief and are desperate to find quick, common sense and practical suggestions to boost energy, suggestions that are easy to implement and will help them stay focused on goals and productive – without the risk of ending in an emergency room.

There are many areas of your life that can affect your energy level. If you’ve ever dealt with a stressful event like losing a job or even dealing with a loved one with a debilitating illness, you understand how that can leave you feeling below par. Even being in chronic pain can leave you unable to function optimally or focus on tasks. Of course, diets play a key role in being able to get through a workday and still have energy to play with your kids or socialize with friends.

So below are 5 some simple strategies that you can easily put into practice in any schedule to revive your life and boost energy and stay energized all day long.

#1: Food and exercise

Eat the best foods you can find. Increase your protein in-take (eat high protein snacks throughout the day), refrain from preservative laden food, pre-packaged foods and as much as you can afford it, buy local and organic food. It helps your local community, your health and the earth all at the same time. The following fruits and vegetables are considered ‘clean foods’ because they have limited pesticide exposure:

Onions                        Sweet corn                        Pineapples                         Avocado

Cabbage                      Sweet peas                        Asparagus                          Mangoes

Eggplant                        Kiwi                        Cantaloupe (domestic)        Sweet potatoes

Grapefruit                    Papayas                          Mushrooms

Be sure you move regularly because exercise has been shown to be an effective energy booster. Do something you enjoy doing so that it doesn’t feel like a chore and be sure to switch up what you do if you get bored.

#2: Supplements

Supplements are great to fill in the nutritional gaps that you may be experiencing but supplements such as ginseng, oat straw extract and rhodiola can help to boost energy as well. Magnesium found in bananas, whole wheat and nuts is another way to combat low energy. Always be careful to research supplements that you take and know how to use them correctly.

#3: Change your environment and breathe

Sometimes, something as easy as going outside to eat your lunch or take a 5 min break or even taking a brisk walk will make a huge difference. Also breathing has the ability to relax and re-energize. Try using Dr. Weil’s 4-7-8 breathing technique. They are a good way to get oxygen throughout your whole body and slow down a bit.

#4: Sleep

We really don’t get enough sleep (yes, even me) but it so important for your mind, body and soul. It’s a chance to reset and recharge, giving you what you need to face the day to come and more. I mean if sleep depravation was (and probably still is) used as a torture technique, that’s telling you something. As much as possible, try to get 8 hours of sleep.

#5: Aromatherapy

Scents have powerful ability to change moods, invigorate quickly and positively impact fatigue. Essential oils such as basil and rosemary can help with focus, while others such as citrus scents, geranium and peppermint revitalize and reduce stress. For quick on the go aromatherapy, you can diffuse the scents using reeds or candles. Using pure organic essential oils are worth the investment.

 

Energy Booster Recipe: Quail Eggs on Rye (serves 4-6)

2 tbsp olive oil

1 small onion, finely chopped

½ red chile, minced

1 large yellow bell pepper, seeded, skinned (optional), and finely chopped

2 large tomatoes, skinned (optional), and finely chopped

1 garlic clove, crushed

salt and freshly ground black pepper

6 slices of rye bread

1 tbsp ghee, or clarified butter

6 quail eggs

1 tbsp chopped chives

  1. Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat and sauté the onion and chile for 2-3 minutes, or until the onions soften. Add the yellow pepper and continue stirring for 2-3 minutes, then add the tomatoes, crushed garlic, and 2 tablespoons of water. Cook over low heat until the mixture thickens. Remove from the heat and season with salt and black pepper.
  2.  Meanwhile, toast the rye bread and heat the ghee in a medium skillet. Break the eggs into the pan and fry them, removing them as soon as the whites are cook and while the egg yolks are still soft.
  3. Divide the slices of toast between 4 or 6 hot serving plates. Top each slice of toast with a spoonful of sautéed vegetables and an egg. Garnish with the chopped chives, and serve while hot.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Leona Hamilton January 7, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Sweet! I agree with eating organic as much as possible, my husband disagrees, he says it is all grown in the ground and doesn’t matter. My cousin just went through cancer treatments and her doctor told her to only eat organic from now forward. I’ve never had quail eggs, but I am going to make an effort to see if I can find them locally and give them a try! I love veggies and the foods listed above are many that I eat, I lost 45# two years ago and have kept it off with a balanced exercise/diet program. I don’t do anything to extreme, life for me just doesn’t work well that way. Thanks for sharing!

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Monique January 8, 2014 at 11:13 pm

Thanks for the comment. I don’t have to convince you but organic is very different from traditional. There’s lots of research out there that notes the nutritional value of non-organic has gone down hill. Not to mention the run-off from the pesticides into lakes, etc. and effects on insects and pests like bees. Never mind the fact that pesticides adversely affects our human body even teeth. Congratulations on losing 45# and way to keep it off. I think it is as much a mental commitment as anything that you’ve kept it off. I’ll be posting some more recipes so look out for those. Thanks again for ur wonderful comments.

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Deborah Davis January 10, 2014 at 11:23 pm

Hi Monique,
Happy New Year!
This post is right on target! Low energy is such a common complaint and boosting energy is also one of my major challenges. I generally try to incorporate most of these principles into my lifestyle on a daily basis. I also like to start my day with alkalizing lemon water, followed by green tea, almond milk, fresh fruit and a nutritious green smoothie with fresh, organic vegetables. Reducing exposure to toxins from pesticides and hazardous chemicals in common personal care and cleaning products is also high on my list! I totally agree that getting sufficient sleep and regular exercise are critical for optimum health and energy! Thank you so much for sharing this valuable post with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural hop! I really appreciate it!

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Monique January 11, 2014 at 1:26 am

Thanks Deborah!! Especially thanks for allowing me to post on Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural hop. Truly a brilliant idea.
I like to change my environment, especially going out into the fall crisp weather. It wakes me up and helps me clear my head. I have gotten away from eating some type of vege in the morning. I never did that, then was in Japan for sometime and started to do that but have faded a way recently. Btw, what type of juicer do you use?
I also am with you on the toxins in everyday household items. The safe cosmetics video is one the start here tab, that changed my outlook on everything very dramatically.

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