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How do I get more energy?


Article by Emily Mobley

Photography by Amanda Donaho

In today's fast-paced world, maintaining a consistent level of energy throughout the day can be a struggle. However, there are simple habits you can adopt to support your energy levels and help you feel your best. 

Here are three ways to support your energy:

  1. Eat Carbs with Protein + Fat + Fiber: Carbohydrates are a great source of fast-acting energy, making them ideal for a pre-workout boost. However, consuming carbs alone can lead to a crash an hour later. To sustain your energy levels for 3-5 hours, pair your carbs with protein, fat, and fiber. This combination slows down the absorption of carbs, providing a steady stream of energy over an extended period. For instance, instead of reaching for a bag of chips, grab a dry roasted edamame with an apple or banana. Another great option is a bowl of greek yogurt with nuts, seeds, and berries. These simple changes can help you maintain your energy levels and feel your best throughout the day.
  2. Hydrate with Water and Electrolytes: Water is crucial for maintaining your energy levels, but drinking water alone may not be enough. Your body needs electrolytes to facilitate the transfer of water from outside your cells to inside your cells. If you're dehydrated, you're likely to feel tired, have low immune function, and not feel your best. To ensure optimal hydration, drink water with electrolytes, such as coconut water or a low sugar electrolyte powder. These drinks contain the right balance of electrolytes to keep your body hydrated and energized.
  3. Support Your Sleep-Wake Cycles (Circadian Rhythm): Your body has a natural 24-hour clock known as the circadian rhythm. Your body wants to be up with the sun and rest for 7-9 hours overnight to reset. To support your sleep-wake cycles, expose yourself to sunlight in the morning for at least 15 minutes. Getting light into your eyes helps regulate your circadian rhythm and keeps your body energized throughout the day.

In conclusion, these simple habits can make a significant difference in your energy levels and overall well-being. If you're looking to build a solid foundation for feeling your best, consider checking out the Gray30 course.

This course covers these habits in-depth, along with much more to help you maintain your energy levels and achieve optimal health. Start supporting your energy today!