When was the last time you had energy all day without the help of an energy drink or a shot of espresso?
You're not alone if you're always tired and feel like you're sleepwalking through life. Statistics show we're all exhausted.
According to a recent poll, only 1 in 7 Americans feel rested. And close to 50% of those surveyed still feel tired after getting the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep. While these
You see, feeling energetic is our natural state. When energized, we feel creative, inspired, motivated and unstoppable. We do our best work, develop new ideas, participate in activities that light us up, and spend more time with people we love. Having energy allows us to get the most enjoyment out of life.
Unfortunately, many of us are so depleted that having energy past noon seems like a luxury. And while the demands of a chaotic schedule can pave the path to burnout, keeping up with the modern-day hustle is one of many causes of fatigue. Unsuspecting diet and lifestyle factors could be sabotaging your energy levels, too.
Let's look at four reasons you could always be tired and how to boost your energy levels to meet life with zest and vigor again.
Reason No. 1: Refined Carbohydrates
Reason No.2: You Have a Vitamin or Mineral Deficiency
Vitamins and minerals, such as iron and B vitamins, help our body convert food to energy and transport oxygen between our cells. Our cells can only produce energy as efficiently with a sufficient oxygen supply. Therefore, having low levels of either of th