Stuck in a midwinter slump? We hear you. With the holidays in the rear view and months until spring arrives, this time of year can leave us feeling sluggish and unmotivated. The good news is that there are simple things we can do every day to promote optimal energy levels and keep us healthy and active.
HARVARD EXPERTS RECOMMEND THESE SIMPLE TIPS FOR BOOSTING ENERGY
In a special report titled Boosting Your Energy, researchers from Harvard University explored the different types of fatigue and offer the following tips to enhance energy levels naturally.
Manage stress:Everyday stress can take a toll on our health and sap our energy reserves. Simple stress management techniques include following a healthy diet, taking a daily probiotic, staying active, spending time outdoors, getting plenty of sleep and practicing mindfulness.
Eat well:Following a healthy diet has a big impact on our daily energy levels. Try to eat plenty of fruit, non-starchy veggies, protein, healthy fats, fermented foods, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds to keep you feeling healthy and energized. If you can, avoid unhealthy fats, along with foods high in starches and sugar.
Drink plenty of water:In addition to supporting endurance, water plays an important role in many bodily functions, including circulation, temperature regulation, digestion and metabolism. A good rule of thumb is to drink at least half your body weight in ounces every day to support vibrant health and energy.
Exercise:Physical activity is a great energy booster! It may be the last thing you want to do, but once you get up and get moving you are bound to feel better. Aim for at least 30 minutes of activity a day, 5 days a weekto support optimal energy levels and promote a healthy mood.
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Our organic XOS has been shown to increase the number of beneficial microflora in the colon and help replenish Bifidobacterialoss that may come with aging.*1,2Because we believe that supporting gut health is key, our XOS is sourced from organic corncob so that is gentle and well tolerated by all the members of your family.*
Along with all of the other good things you can do for your body in 2019, choosing Renew Life digestive wellness supplements—including our new Optimal Energy Probiotics + Prebiotics—is a smart, simple way to support a balanced gut and promote everyday health and wellness.*
- Finegold, S. M. & Zhaoping. Xylooligosaccharide increases bifidobacteria but not lactobacilli in human gut microbiota. Food Funct. 5, (2014).
- Arboleya, S., Watkins, C., Stanton, C., Ross, R. P. & Ross, R. P. Gut Bifidobacteria Populations in Human Health and Aging. 7, 1–9 (2016).