No matter if you’re a passionate traveler or just dreaming about traveling full-time, you should be aware of the importance of body energy. Can you remember that morning when you woke up and felt completely fatigued even after a good night sleep? The thing is that when the activities and daily habits aren’t focused on getting and maintaining high energy levels, you can quickly lose a trail and feel unenergized through days.
We bet you know that feeling when you’re excited about the new place you just visited, but you simply don’t have enough energy to explore it. It can happen to us from time to time, but we hate fatigue and tiredness, so we’re taking care about maintaining our energy levels. In this article, we would love to share with you some tips that help us enhance our energy levels during our travels.
#1 Good Night Sleep
Be sure to have a healthy sleeping routine that can be followed regarding your schedule. Sleep is an essential activity for proper body functioning and without a good-night sleep you simply can’t expect to feel energized.
This crucial activity has many health benefits including muscle recovery, hormonal balance, tissue repair and maintaining high-energy levels. It may be a struggle to set a healthy sleeping routine, especially if you’re changing a lot of places, but it’s possible. We tried many things regarding sleep and found out that the best way to feel energized is to wake up each morning at the same time. It isn’t critical when you go to sleep at the beginning as your body will naturally crave for 8 hours of high-quality sleep. After some period, you will notice that you’re in the bed ready for sleep earlier. To get undisrupted sleep, be sure to remove all the electronics and blue-light sources at least one hour before going to sleep. Without a good night sleep, you simply can’t expect to have high energy levels.
#2 Staying Hydrated
Enough fluid intake is critical for energy levels during the day, but is it easier said than done? Many people are dehydrated even if they’re not aware of it. It’s very easy to get dehydrated, especially if you’re visiting a tropical climate that is usually pretty humid.
That’s a perfect combination for sweating which removes the liquids from your body at the fast rate. It’s crucial to always have a bottle of water with you in the countries with tropical or subtropical climate. There are many health benefits of staying hydrated including promoted cardiovascular health, increased weight loss rate, maintaining a proper body temperature, cleaning body from excess toxins and supplying brain with enough oxygen. It’s important that your brain has enough oxygen as it translates directly to the energy. Brain is the most important organ which is made from around 75% of water. The healthiest way to stay hydrated during the days is by consuming a plain water or fresh teas as these two options don’t contain additional sugar or chemicals.
#3 Meditation and Yoga
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If you regularly participate in activities like meditation and yoga, then you know these two have a huge impact on levels of body energy. The interesting thing is that you can meditate or perform yoga anywhere without any equipment, yet many people neglect these activities. It’s time to change that and implement one of these activities in your routine. You don’t need to invest much time in it as focused 10 minutes will do the work.
These activities are extremely healthy and you can reap many benefits like increased flexibility and muscle strength, better breathing, calmness and of course, higher energy levels. Cortisol is a stress hormone that can easily reach alarming levels leave you fatigued and tired. It’s crucial that you know how to control that hormone and what could be a better way than calming your mind with meditation? Simply find a quiet place, sit down and focus on your breathing. Be sure to breathe deeply ensuring your brain enough oxygen. More oxygen in your body and brain will directly enhance your energy levels. Once you become better at focusing on the breath, you can start working on getting your body in different yoga positions and focusing on the body to reap even more benefits.
#4 Eat Healthy Food
It’s literally impossible to maintain energy levels if your diet isn’t aligned. Food is directly related to energy levels as all food is being transformed in glucose that serves as fuel for the human body. Another important thing about eating are nutrients you consume. It’s important to have a balanced diet with nutrients and minerals that will keep your body healthy and muscles strong. If you’re not healthy, then you can forget about getting and maintaining high energy levels during the day.
Our simplest, but practical advice is to remove all the sugar from your diet at least. That change in diet will lead you to many health benefits including weight loss and getting higher energy levels.
You can also start following a paleo diet where you’re consuming only a whole and healthy food ensuring all the nutrients are used in producing energy levels. Also, as day passes, you will need to consume more healthy food as it’s used as a fuel for the energy.
#5 Workout Regularly
Once you get all the previous activities implemented in your lifestyle, it’s time to level up your energy levels with regular working out. If you don’t have a time for gym or other sports, it’s not an excuse as there are many substitute activities.
Running and exploring new destinations is an ideal way to get energized as you work out and stay outdoors at the same time. Vitamin D can do wonders on how you feel during the day.
Also, bodyweight training is a great substitution for gym workouts as you can do an effective workout almost anywhere without any equipment other than your body weight. Regular exercise will increase your testosterone levels which directly translates to enhanced energy levels.