The Energy Booster Thread

  1. So many life demands... too little energy I don't know about you, but I find myself constantly battling fatigue. Any tips for increasing one's energy quota? What has successfully worked for you? Thanx in advance...
    Last edit by VickyRN on Jul 23, '06
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  3. by   Lurksalot
    I have to say the best thing that works for me is to get my butt outta bed every morning and exercise. I take a brisk walk at least 30min, and 2 or three days a week follow it up with a couple sets of walking lunges. When I skip my walk for a couple days, it takes a toll on my energy. My sleep suffers and it is tough to stay alert and fresh all day.

    So next to eating four or five small meals a day, exercise is my boost.
  4. by   NurseLatteDNP
    Meditation works best for me. Just close your eyes and concentrate on the breathing and nothing else around you.
  5. by   Lurksalot
    Quote from kiyatylese
    Meditation works best for me. Just close your eyes and concentrate on the breathing and nothing else around you.
    Ooooh, good one! I need to go take that advice right now.
  6. by   jahra
    I found getting involved in an exercise program you enjoy to
    be helpful. I take many dance lessons in addition to home study
    by dvd. My newest venture is Nia Technique. Its been a real
    jump start for me. It blends many different dance, martial arts,
    and healing art techniques. I have more energy now!

    So, just move! Walking as one of the members above is excellent too!
  7. by   moonchild20002000
    The thing that helps me is to make sure I have protein for breakfast,usually an egg and/or cheddar cheese.

    I try to limit my carbs,sugar,fat and eat about 4-5 small meals per day.
  8. by   marilynmom

    Working out. I lift weights (push/pull/leg 3 day split) and do HIIT 2-3 days a week. Working out is the BEST way to have more energy and ward of depression! Seriously.

    Good nutrition. I use to keep an eye on what I am eating. I make sure I eat whole grains, lots of protein, and good healthy fats....I eat around 2,000 calories a day. I eat clean 80% of the time. It really helps.

    Plenty of water.

    Good sex
  9. by   Bigsky4me2
    I hate to beat a dead horse, but the one thing that helps my energy level more than any other is to get moving.

    I joined a womens health club (very reasonable $ in my area), I go at 5:30 am before my day really starts, and it really does help. It's only 30 minutes of exercise so it doesn't require a great deal of time. If you can, walking is a very good start.

    But... if you are doing nothing, starting may something be difficult. Stick with what ever you try. Good luck. b