There are many ways to increase and manage your energy level. Two of the basic everyday tools are
Food and Breath.
The quality of what you take in pays huge dividends in the quality of your mental and physical energy and the energy you can effective share with the world.
Remember to consciously breathe deeply throughout the day. This helps keep your body and mind oxygenated and energized. Pay attention to times when you may be holding your breath while focusing or concentrating. If you catch yourself doing this, pause, and take a couple of deep breaths.
Balance your intake of complex carbohydrates and protein. We need both types of food for a clear mind and an energized body. During cold weather we often reach for the comfort foods high in simple carbohydrates and fats. Choose instead complex carbohydrates and combine with lean protein for the best fuel for mind and body.
Carbohydrates stimulate the release of seratonin which produces feelings of calm and peace. Choose complex carbohydrates of whole fruits, vegetables, beans, brown rice, and whole grains.
Proteins stimulate production of the neurotransmitter dopamine which helps with mental focus and concentration. High protein foods also help you feel full. Protein is the only nutrient that can build, maintain, and repair our cells. Choose from fish, poultry, lean meat, eggs, low fat milk, yogurt, cottage cheese, peas, beans, lentils, nuts quinoa, seeds, soy milk, and tofu.
Remember, the better the energy that goes in, the better the energy that goes out. You feel better and your everyday experience is better!
Watch the video below if you want to learn the healthy way to breathe.