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4 ways to boost energy naturally and improve immunity
1. Fix your circadian rhythm:
Circadian rhythm is typically your body’s internal clock, which regulates our
sleep and wake cycle in response to light. It is what nudges the brain to be
Chopra explains, “This is the 24-hour cycle that the body follows for mental,
physical and behavioural health. When this is thrown off, everything gets
thrown off, including hormones. It is governed by light and dark,” she explains.
The expert warns you against messing with the circadian rhythm if you want to
boost energy naturally. Getting at least 6 to 7 hours of sleep should be the
ideal aim. And yes, you MUST try to sleep before midnight. Click if you want to know more about why circadian rhythm is important for energy!
Haven’t we all been told enough about the benefits of daily exercise already?
Still, let us remind you that you can’t escape the importance of exercise for energy!
“Exercise gets your blood pumping, balanced hormones and gives you energy
through the day,” Chopra says. If you are not one of those people who like going
to the gym or outdoors, she suggests NEAT – all non-exercise related movements – that will ensure you move around enough through the day.
3. Water intake
When we’re totally zoned out after over-exposure to heat, what do we turn to first? Water! Yes, there’s nothing quite like a glass of water, and experts suggest at least 6-7 glasses of water a day to keep the body functioning well.
“As we enter summer in India, we will be losing more water. So, ensure that you hydrate sufficiently. Dehydration will cause fatigue, mood swings and crankiness,” Chopra says.
4. Avoid large gaps between meals:
In most Indian households, after a lunch at 1 or 2 P.M., the dinner happens at 9 P.M. But that’s not a healthy practice. Long gaps between meals, especially lunch and dinner, must be avoided at all costs.
Chopra says, “People who have insulin resistance, are borderline diabetic or
diabetic, will experience this more. When there are large gaps between meals, blood sugar drops and we feel tired, cranky and lots more.”