The most experienced Chiropractor Oakville has to offer, Dr. Brian Huggins often gets asked by his patients about energy levels. More specifically, the lack of energy so many of us experience.
When it comes to your energy levels it is important to note that a lack of energy can be coming from many things, but one that is often overlooked is poor posture and stress on your spine. We see this all the time at our Oakville Chiropractic clinic. Patients come in feeling sluggish and tired. After a few sessions with one of our Chiropractors, patients often feel more energized and awakened. Here are a few tips that can help you increase your energy levels:
- Get Adjusted
One of the most common causes of fatigue which you might not think of is an imbalanced spine. These imbalances are due to misalignments in the spine that can cause your body to expend its energy in ways it is not supposed to. An adjustment helps with the alignment of your spine and allows your nervous system to function at its best. When an adjustment is targeted on a specific vertebra it awakens certain nerves that come out of your spine. These nerves help control everything in your body, from your mood to the way your organs function. Once a misalignment is treated, the body can send clearer signals throughout your body and in return you feel more awake, energized and happy.
- Getting the Proper Amount of Sleep
As an adult, getting 7 to 9 hours of sleep (even more for children and teens) is crucial to increasing and maintain healthy energy levels. When your body is at rest it allows for a daily reset to happen. Resting your body prepares it to take on the next day and also helps it to process all the activities you did the night before. If you have problems falling asleep at night, try meditating or using a diffuser in your bedroom with some soothing essentials oils such as lavender or eucalyptus. Anything that helps you get a good nights rest will greatly affect your energy levels the next day.
Eating healthy and nourishing our bodies from the inside is so crucial when it comes to increasing your energy levels. Eating processed fast foods that are high in calories, refined carbs and unhealthy fats are the main culprit when it comes to a decrease in your energy levels. Processed foods often tend to decrease your metabolism and contain many additives that make you feel sluggish and fatigued. Some great foods that will help you increase your energy levels would be oatmeal, eggs, salmon, beans, nuts, berries, dark chocolate. Click here to read about 10 simple ways to start eating healthier.
Often people say they feel so energized after working out. Ever wonder why that is? This is because when you exercise you release endorphins in your body. The release of these hormones can cause you to feel euphoric in return boosting your mood and energy. Exercising also helps boost your cardiovascular health which allows you to have greater endurance throughout the day.
Thank you for stopping by and reading our blog. If you would like to book an appointment with one of our Chiropractors at the Oakville Chiropractic Centre, please give us a call at 905-845-2291.
Dr. Nishma Appanna, D.C