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Tired of Being Tired? Here are 7 Tips for More Energy

Want more energy? Here are seven quick tips that can help improve your energy levels:

1. Go to bed earlier. The hours before midnight count for double! If you get 6 hours of sleep from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. you will be more rested than if you get 6 hours of sleep from 2 a.m. until 8 a.m.

Energy does not come from *exercise*. It comes from sleep. So get in the habit of going to bed earlier. That’s the easiest, most effective way to get more energy.

2- Avoid eating late at night. If you can, avoid eating anything a few hours before going to bed. Your sleep will be more restful and you will feel more refreshed in the morning.

3- Practice Yoga — Yoga, with all its healthy stretches and deep breathing, is one of the most effective ways to increase your energy on a day to day basis.

4-Consume Less Fat — Make sure your fat consumption is low enough. Eating too much fat will leave you tired. Aim at 20% fat maximum per calories. Closer to 10% is better.

5-Consume Enough Calories — A lot of people don’t have enough energy simply because they don’t eat enough. If you’re an active man, you probably need about 2500 calories or more. If you’re an active woman, it’s probably around 2000. That’s like eating 20 to 25 bananas each day. So make sure you eat enough. If you have any doubt, go to www.fitday.com and check it over a few days.

6- Write it Down — Keeping too many things in your head will drain your energy. You’re constantly wondering what you may have forgotten, what you need to do but you’re not sure what it is… Get in the habit of writing everything down. I keep a notebook in my wallet at all time and couldn’t live without it. I plan all of my weeks in advance and I plan my day ahead of time. It’s the only way to stay sane in this modern world.

7- Try Energy Medicine — Diet is an important factor in health, but it’s maybe 10 or 20% at the most. Your emotions are an even bigger factors. One great way to keep energy moving in your body is to use some form of energy therapies, such as energy medicine or EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique).

There’s of course a lot more things you can do to increase your energy. But these tips are some of the most effective ones I have found.

Frederic Patenaude
Frederic Patenaude
Frederic Patenaude has been an important influence in the raw food and natural health movement since he started writing and publishing in 1998, first by being the editor of Just Eat an Apple magazine. He is the author of over 20 books, including The Raw Secrets, the Sunfood Cuisine and Raw Food Controversies. Since 2013 he’s been the Editor-in-Chief of Renegade Health.

Frederic loves to relentlessly debunk nutritional myths. He advocates a low-fat, plant-based diet and has had over 10 years of experience with raw vegan diets. He lives in Montreal, Canada.