Wellness: Tips to boost your energy

As we start off a new year, many of us resolve to improve our health. If you find yourself feeling sluggish, tired, and wondering why you have low energy, it is worth looking at your lifestyle to see what changes you can make. Stay hydrated, controlling stress, and indulging in self-care are just a few things to consider. Here are a few ways to help you boost your energy levels.

When it comes to your energy levels, stress can play a big role in consuming a large amount of energy. It can even take a toll on your physical and mental health. A few things you can do to help manage your stress levels are to talk to someone. This can be a friend, support group, or seeking professional help like talking to a therapist. Also, try not to overwork yourself which includes professional work, providing for family, and committing to social activities. Try to find balance in life, figure out ways to lighten your load, whether you are delegating task or eliminating some altogether.

Your health plays a big role in your energy levels. Being slightly dehydrated can affect your focus, how you think and remember things. Try to drink more water and less sugary or fizzy drinks. If you do not like water, try adding flavoring packets or flavored water. Also, limit your alcohol intake. You may sometimes feel relaxed or drowsy, but this can affect your quality of sleep making you wake up during the night. It is best to drink in moderation and to not drink before bedtime. Avoid smoking, this can negatively affect multiple aspects of your health and others around you. Overtime the toxins can increase the risk of developing chronic conditions.

Find the best foods for you. Eat regular meals throughout the day and healthy snacks in between and move your body! Exercising or simply walking around your home can give you an energy boost and help you sleep better.

Lastly, caring for yourself can affect your overall energy. Learn to manage your mood. You can do this by listening to your favorite song, talking to people who care for you, yoga, and other forms of meditation to help you relax and feel at ease. Take times to do things for you! Do things that make you feel good and can improve your mental and physical health. Self-care is different for everyone. This can be going to the salon, shopping, exercising, playing with your pet or whatever makes you happy. Also, determine how much sleep you need. This can have a significant impact on your energy. Things may come up, but pushing back your sleep to meet a deadline can affect how you preform the next day. By doing something small for yourself every day or changing your routine can have a significant impact on your overall health.

We’ve explored several ways to increase your energy and positivity for overall wellness. You can also improve your home’s overall wellness by checking out AEP Energy Reward Store for energy-efficient products to improve air quality, lighting and more. When you enroll in a fixed price plan with AEP Energy, you’ll also earn Reward Dollars every month to redeem in Reward Store just for being our customer! Learn more here.

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