Low Energy? 8 Ways to Feel More EnergeticLow Energy? 8 Ways to Feel More Energetic

Low Energy? 8 Ways to Feel More Energetic

Does this ring a bell? You need a mid-morning or afternoon pick-me-up, feel lethargic and lack energy. If this sounds like you, you’re in the right place!

Learn how to refresh and recalibrate your daily routine to feel more energetic naturally. Plus, find out which non-toxic, clean products you should use from tress to toe to support your overall wellness.

1. Start With Your Sleep

Set yourself up for optimal energy beginning the night before — the quantity and quality of your sleep are energy essentials for the following day. Your brain and body repair and reset as you sleep, making high-quality sleep a necessity for efficient, effective, energetic function. 

Optimizing overnight hours for better sleep can help you feel recharged and renewed, so that you can tackle the next day fully energized. Prep for bed by doing yoga poses for better sleep, take a magnesium-rich supplement or try limiting screen time before bed.

Related: Yoga for Digestion: 12 Postures for Gut Health 

2. Make Movement a Daily Habit

Elevate your energy by integrating exercise into your daily routine. Whether it’s hitting the gym, walking or low-impact activities, making mindful movement part of your regular routine triggers a host of whole-body benefits, including feeling more energetic. Endorphins, those exercise-induced “happy hormones,” along with increased brain dopamine levels, are both mood-boosting and a kickstart to increased energy. Regular movement also helps stimulate oxygen and healthy blood flow throughout your body, which extends to the scalp and may support healthier hair growth.

Revive your hair post-workout with GRO Dry Shampoo. It’s formulated without benzene or talc, and includes the same proprietary blend of phyto-active ingredients found in GRO Hair Serum. The do-it-all dry shampoo balances, volumizes, texturizes and refreshes your tresses while absorbing excess oils, odors and sweat. Better yet, it’s ultra-lightweight and disperses evenly, so you can refresh your hair without weighing it down or leaving behind telltale white marks of other dry shampoos.

Read: Why Exercise Should Be Part of Your Hair Growth Routine

3. You Are What You Eat

Next up: Fuel your body with energizing nutrients. Eating for energy efficiency can help quell the mid-day slump so you can conquer your day. Choose foods with a low glycemic index, in which sugars are absorbed slowly, to avoid the energy lag that comes from eating quickly absorbed sugars or refined starches. Choose consciously when it comes to nutrient-dense, energizing snacks and meals, such as veggies high in fiber, nuts, healthy oils, proteins and whole grains.

Read: 8 Vegan Foods Rich in Probiotics for a Healthy Gut and Hair

4. Enhance Your Nutrition With Supplements

On the days when you don’t get your exercise and nutrition quite right (or even when you do), supplements can be a great addition to an energetic life. GRO Biotin Gummies are totally vegan and contain 16,666% of the daily value of biotin, or 5000 mcg, along with folic acid, vitamins A, C, E, plus B-5, -6 and -12, zinc and more key minerals to support and nourish the scalp, hair and whole-body wellness. Plus, they're a tasty way to get in a daily dose of vitamins with no water required, so you can take them anywhere and at any time! 

5. Trust Your Gut

The health of your gut microbiome (“the second brain”) influences your overall health, as well as your level of energy. When your gut is off-balance, the rest of your body and your level of energy can feel off-kilter. 

The reason? Within the gut, 95 percent of your happiness neurotransmitters (dopamine and serotonin) and 70-80 percent of your immune system reside. Restore balance by making it a habit to include probiotic-rich supplements and foods in your diet.

6. Manage and Minimize Stress

Stress — the culprit behind an array of negative effects on the body, including feeling lethargic and lacking energy. Help control cortisol, aka the “stress hormone,” by actively working on ways to reduce stress

Mindful practices such as yoga, meditation, conscious breathing and other stress-minimizing activities and hobbies help cultivate calm and quell anxiety. Tap into the therapeutic healing of hemp with GRO+ Advanced Gummies, which have all the same great ingredients as GRO Biotin Gummies, plus the bonus addition of stress-soothing broad spectrum CBD.

Read: 7 Lifestyle and Nutrition Tweaks to Reduce Stress, According to a Nutritionist

7. Stay Hydrated

Get in the know with H2O! Our bodies, depending on age and gender, consist of approximately 55% to 78% water, making adequate hydration an absolute essential for whole-body health and balanced levels of energy. Being well-hydrated ensures that the body functions properly, detoxifies your system, delivers nutrients to cells, keeps joints lubricated, regulates body temperature, increases energy, improves sleep quality, mood and cognition.

8. Practice Breathwork

Consider making conscious breathwork a daily habit to start your day on a good note with increased energy. Kapalabhati breathing, a frontal lobe cleansing technique also known as “breath of fire,” energizes the mind and body, as it increases blood circulation, eliminates congestion, supports the nervous system and maintains optimal immune and respiratory function.

Practice the energizing breathwork technique:

  • Begin by kneeling, supporting your knees with a blanket or pillow if needed.
  • Keep your knees together, toes untucked, pressing the tops of feet into the mat.
  • Place your hands on your belly and take a full, deep inhalation, followed by an equally long, deep exhalation.
  • Then, take a deep breath halfway in, followed by short, sharp bursts of exhalation for as long as you can. 
  • Complete as many cycles as desired.

    Recalibrate Your Energy Holistically

    Elevating your energy — and your head-to-toe health habits — starts by integrating wellness into all areas of your life. Reset, recharge and energize by including vegan gummies in your nutrition plan, exercising, minimizing stress and practicing self-care. Making mindful habits a regular part of your day cultivates a lifestyle that benefits your mind, spirit and body, including beautiful, healthier hair! 

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          Disclaimer: Information in this article is intended for general informational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to constitute medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek professional medical advice from your physician.