Tuesday, July 26, 2016 / by Kristin & Mark Stampini
Less energy and weight gain have been a struggle in my middle age. I have noticed over the last 10 years after changing careers from restaurant management, where I was working an average of 12 hours per day and on my feet most of those hours , to real estate at Florida Platinum Group- Re/Max Services, where I am on my feet much less and get much less exercise that I have had less energy and gain weight at a faster pace. I know many other women in the real estate profession who are middle aged that suffers from feeling fatigue and have noticed weight gain as well. Over the years I have done research, tried many different techniques to help increase my daily energy naturally as well as lose weight. I will be sharing the results of what I tested and some powerful information that I feel many of you would also benefit from. I have been able to boost my energy naturally as well as lose weight which has resulted in having much more productive days in general. Tony Robbins is one of the most influential people I know. He is a business strategist who has influenced and coached hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Tony has different events and retreats for personal and business development. Tony is one of my mentors, who I admire in everything he does. Tony lives a very healthy life both mentally and physically. Today, I am going to discuss his philosophy of what he personally recommends and how you can achieve energy naturally as well!
Breathing is a cleansing tool for our body. Our bodies have billions of old cells that are toxic and need to be removed from our bodies daily. We have to provide our cells with fresh oxygen continuously by breathing properly. If we don’t breathe properly we will most likely not obtain enough fresh oxygen, which then causes our body to hold on to an excess amount of fat. Our bodies can store food and liquid but it can’t store oxygen. Nine out of Ten of us do not receive enough oxygen on a daily basis. If we don’t have enough oxygen, the toxic waste in our bodies is not being eliminated the way they need to be. As long as we focus on breathing properly this will not be a concern.
Deep Belly Breathing
Deep belly breathing is the best way to breath. Try it! Lay down on your back, put a book on the bottom of your rib cage, take a deep, slow inhale through your nose letting your belly expand like a balloon (try to exhale a little longer then you inhale) focus on breathing deeply through your belly which should expand every time you inhale, by doing this, you will create a great deal of energy, and it will cause the waste from our bodies to be eliminated quickly and easily. If you don’t receive enough daily oxygen your cells will get strangled which will cause you to run out of energy very quickly. Generally, when people don’t receive enough daily oxygen they will work at about 1/5th of their potential and will cause our bodies to slow down. BREATHING properly is the utmost important thing that we ever do on a daily basis, while most of us don’t even focus on breathing at all. In general, we tend to focus so much on our brains when we should actually be focusing on what our bodies are telling us as well. For Boosts of daily energy, Tony Robbins recommends we try a 21-DAY focused breathing program, which will boost our daily energy and will also jump-start our metabolism. Multiple studies show that 75% of the people that need to lose weight have a slow metabolism caused by lack of oxygen that we obtain daily. Your body isn’t able to burn fat if you don’t have enough fuel. Robins has tested and proven that if you will just stop, take 10 deep breaths from your belly 3 – 5 times a day for about 4 minutes each time, at the end of the 21 Days you will feel like a brand new person and will have also lost a lot of weight! MOST of us ignore the one thing that provides our bodies ENERGY – the amount of “OXYGEN” we consume makes up 70% of our bodies waste when processed through breathing.
Rebirthing is a breathing process that connects the inhale with the exhale process (usually pausing between the two) it is a powerful breathing exercise that you can do for just one-hour-per-week. Breathing works to improve so many things which include emotional issues that may be lodged somewhere in our bodies creating a lack of energy and also slows down our metabolism. Inhale through the nose for 4 counts – hold the air in your lungs for a count of 4 and then exhale through the nose for a count of 4 – if you are able to focus on this type of breathing for 3-4 minute time frames several times per day, you will not boost your natural energy but it also lowers one's stress level both mentally and physically.
Below are 23 Additional Ways to BOOST Your Daily Energy Naturally.
Try and make your daily sleep a priority. You can begin by assessing your own individual sleeping needs. See your response to different amounts, and different times of sleep. Sleep is a key component to getting natural daily energy. Once you track your sleep pattern and daily food intake and exercise, mood, energy etc. For 21 days in a row then you can create and try and stick to a sleep schedule, including weekends and holidays. Also, evaluate your bedroom for ideal temperature, sound, and light. Make sure to sleep on comfortable mattress and pillows. Turn off electronics before you go to bed. The hour before bedtime, turn off the TV and put away any work, it’s time for relaxation.
2. Importance of a Healthy Breakfast
After 6-10 hours of sleep without food, you need the energy to get moving, for this reason; a healthy breakfast is your most important meal of the day. Within 1 – 2 hours of getting up it is recommended that you eat a healthy breakfast for a boost of energy. Some of the breakfast items recommended to start your day are as follows: whole-wheat rolls, whole-wheat bagels or whole-wheat oatmeal, with a lean protein, and a piece of fruit. Quinoa, pumpkin oats, almond butter, Greek yogurt, protein shakes are some of your healthiest breakfast options.
3. Raw Veggies
Bright colored raw vegetables help with a boost of natural energy. Some of the best options to boost your energy are beets, Brussels sprouts, alfalfa sprouts, spinach, red bell peppers, broccoli, kale, peas, and corn.
Bananas contain an amino acid that plays a role in preserving memory and boosting your mood. Bananas are also great to help satisfy your sweet tooth. Adults are recommended to eat between 1 ½ and 2 cups of fruit a day and bananas can be part of their fruit intake.
Your body can never get too much of B12. If you take more B12 than your body can process then your body will store what it doesn’t use for a later time. You can intake B12 through some foods, and/or vitamins. B12 keeps your nerves and red blood cells healthy and gives you a huge boost of energy. B12 is responsible for the functioning of several critical body processes. It is possible for the body to develop a vitamin B12 deficiency, which usually leads to some major symptoms of fatigue.
Vitamin B2 plays a major role in your daily energy and represents an essential nutrient in your daily diet. Your body needs a daily dosage of it since it cannot be stored in the body. B2 is in multiple food products as well as natural vitamins, which plays a major part in your daily natural energy.
A lack of B6 can cause a lack of energy and depression. B vitamins, which are also known as B complex vitamins, play an important role in converting food into energy and helping the body metabolize fats and proteins daily. B6 can give you a massive boost of daily natural energy.
8. Eat More Frequently Per Day
It has been recommended to eat smaller meals more times per day as long as the meals are healthy. Eating more frequently will boost your metabolism, will help avoid exhaustion, will keep your blood sugar low and will keep your energy high throughout the day. The number of meals you eat throughout the day should be figured out through your total amount of calories you eat each day. If you eat an average of 2,000 calories per day, you may want to eat four times a day with an average of 500-calories per meal. Each meal should contain a minimum of 30 grams of protein. Remember when planning these meals that size is directly connected to satiety, so don't make them too small to be filling. If you did not plan your meals for the day, try and eat a solid, protein-rich meal every 3-4 hours, and you'll be more or less on track.
9. Fresh Lemon
Lemon water can give you energy, prep up your mood and relieve you from depression and stress. When you start to feel fatigue, you can suck the lemon through a hole in the top or even sniff fresh lemon for a quick boost of energy.
10. When You Find Yourself Thinking a Negative Thought, Picture a Stop Sign
Negative thoughts can drain your energy level very quickly. When you are thinking negative visualize a stop sign.
11. Peppermint Oil
Peppermint oil raises your energy level, provides mental clarity and alertness. Peppermint oil boosts your mind and senses, while also creating a sense of peace. Peppermint oil can provide relief from stress, depression, and mental exhaustion. It is also effective against feeling anxious and restless. To see other beneficial uses of peppermint oil and how can provide energy, click here.
12. Soak a Washcloth in Ice Water and Place it Over Your Face
When first waking up or anytime throughout the day you can make an ice-cold washcloth and place it over your face and even rub it on your hands and arms for a boost of natural energy.
13. When someone asks you to do Something, Reply by Saying, 'Let me check my Schedule and I’ll Get Back to You'
This gives you time to think about the request and decide if it’s something you really want to do, or if it will simply suck the energy out of you and waste of your time.
14. Make a List of Everything You’re Looking Forward to in the Next Month
Make a list of positive things in your life and your future; look at the list daily, which will help provide you additional energy.
Many times people are exhausted because of the lack of water intake. 60% of your body is made up of water. Many healthy individuals recommend eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day. Water gives you boosts of natural energy especially if you drink the daily-recommended amount.
16. Chew Gum
Chew a piece of peppermint or spearmint gum - you will get a burst of natural energy from the flavor and scent. The physical act of chewing gum can also give you a burst of energy.
17. Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolate is a natural energy booster that does contain caffeine and will increase your energy. Keep it to a moderate amount and look for dark chocolate that contains a minimum 70 – 80% of cocoa. Eating dark chocolate once or twice per week is actually good for you. It's energizing and mood-boosting.
18. Squeeze Ears
Pinching your earlobes for 10 – 20 seconds will create natural energy to your body. Slowly pinch your earlobes while making your way up the outer rims of your ears, when you reach the top of your ears, squeeze your way back down your earlobes.
Ginseng is a herb used for its energy boosting and medicinal properties. Ginseng has a reputation as a natural energy booster. It provides a boost of energy and lowers blood sugar. Ginseng is the natural remedy you need to boost energy and improve focus.
When you are feeling tired and have hours of work to do, books to read, or roads to drive, Guarana is a form of natural energy that will help you achieve that. It has natural energy boosters and inside of that it will make you feel awake. Guarana is used as a stimulant, and to reduce mental and physical fatigue.
If not consumed in large amounts, coffee can be a good source of energy. Look for coffee that isn’t artificially flavored; look for naturally ground coffee and brewed. Limit your daily intake to a maximum 1 – 2 cups per day.
Any cardio is great, try to obtain a minimum of two times per week for 20 minutes, as little as this can create natural energy.
23. Natural Light
If you don’t have natural light in your office, or throughout your day it can make you feel fatigued. You can purchase a natural light with a soothing glow, which can mimic real sunlight. If you use it in the morning, after lunch, and late in the day, it can provide you with natural energy throughout the day. After utilizing these techniques and changing them up from time to time I have been able to create a great deal of natural daily energy and lose weight while doing it within my business at Florida Platinum Group. I have felt so much better; been able to go to bed later, not having to take naps throughout the day and am now I am much more productive every single day. I have learned so much from the research and the testing and hope what I have shared with you will help you with a boost of natural energy and weight loss as well.
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