Feeling run down? You’re not alone. Nearly 2.5 million Americans live under the fog of fatigue. Most turn to coffee and harmful energy drinks to get a boost, but there are much better — and healthier — ways to get more energy.
Here, Dr. Linda Dula, our health and wellness expert at Invigorate Asheville, takes a closer look at just some of the natural ways you can improve your energy.
In our fast-paced world, we tend to admire those who pull all-nighters and work until the wee hours of the morning; in fact, some industries demand this type of dedication.
But time and again, studies show just how crucial sleep is to nearly every facet of life, including your energy levels. Without truly restful sleep (around seven hours every night), you run the risk of feeling lethargic, grumpy, and tired.
To ensure you get better sleep, we recommend sticking to a regular sleep schedule and limiting your screen time right before bedtime. You might try winding down with a bath, a book, or some relaxing music.
Stress is good — sometimes. Stress is your body's natural response to a perceived threat, but all too often, stress becomes chronic, leaving you in a constant state of tension and anxiety. This has a direct effect on your physical and mental health, which drains your energy levels.
Even if you can’t completely eliminate stress from your life, employing some strategies like meditation and relaxation goes a long way in reducing your stress and improving your energy.
Working out can be tiring, but once you make it a habit, it has an incredible impact on your long-term energy. For example, exercising regularly has been shown to relieve emotional exhaustion and fatigue and improve the quality of sleep and cognitive function.
If you’re new to exercise, ease into it by starting with low-impact activities like yoga, bike riding, and walking.
Smoking is one of the worst things you can do for your health, and it may be the source of your lack of energy. When you smoke, toxins enter your bloodstream and reduce the efficiency of your lungs. Over time, this significantly impacts how much oxygen travels throughout your body, which can make you feel tired.
Are you a happy hour regular? Do you give in to your sweet cravings a little more than you’d care to admit? These poor habits may be to blame for your lack of energy. For that reason, we suggest limiting or avoiding alcohol if you can. Alcohol is a sedative and it also behaves like a diuretic, which means it increases your production of urine.
We also strongly encourage you to eat a nutritious diet and reach for more whole foods and fewer sugary, processed treats.
Dehydration is one of the most overlooked health problems. Without enough water, everything suffers, from your brain function to your mood. Your energy levels are at stake as well. When you’re dehydrated, you’re much more likely to feel fatigued and experience impaired muscle performance.
Healthy lifestyle habits are a great way to naturally improve your energy, but it’s not the only way. We offer a suite of all-natural energy-boosting services that quickly deliver powerful nutrients and fatigue-fighting substances to help you start firing on all cylinders.
When you experience chronic fatigue, we typically recommend IV infusion therapy. This is the best and fastest way for us to flood your body with the vitamins and minerals you need to feel more energized. Some of the most common types of IV infusion therapies we offer include:
We also offer mobile IV therapy, which means that we can show up at your home, event or office and provide you and your people with the power of IV therapy.
Ready to see how a simple infusion can change your life? Don’t wait another day to request an appointment online or over the phone at our Asheville, North Carolina office.