Teacher. Counselor. Doctor. Cook. Organizer. Mom. Wife. Daughter. Boss. Employee. Entrepreneur.
These are just a fraction of the roles we as women might have to play on any given day (most times it’s much more!). I know that there have been days when I’m just draggin’ my wagon and desperately wanting to curl up and go to sleep but, I have plenty of ‘ish to do.
Over the past few years though, I have found some ways to beat fatigue and give me that pep in my step I need when I’m on my superwoman steez. You know those days when you feel like you want to take on the world but, your body won’t let you be great.
If you’re feeling sluggish drink some water. I know you’re probably tired of hearing and reading, “Drink water, drink water, drink water” but it is so important to your body’s cells. Water helps supply oxygen to the body’s cells which helps you to feel energized.
2. Maca root
I take this in capsule form and I really do notice a difference in my energy levels! I started taking it after reading that it was could help women with PCOS.
This herb has been used for years by the indigenous people of the Andes but, is now being recognized in all parts of the world as a superfood because of all of its benefits. It works by helping to balance out hormone levels which in turn, can give you a boost in energy levels.
Its hormone-balancing abilities are also great for those dreaded PMS symptoms, hot flashes, and infertility. And just little heads up, maca root may or may not have you climbing the walls (which can be a good or bad thing). It has been known for its libido-boosting capabilities in both men and women. I’ll just say that I know for sure that it works!
3. Eat healthy
Eating a balanced, healthy diet every day can make a difference in how you feel. Too much processed foods, meals high in sodium, sugar and fat can make you feel drained. Add more fresh fruits, veggies, lean protein, and complex carbs (oatmeal, whole grains, sweet potatoes, and beans are good examples) and watch your energy levels go up.
Get some rest! Your body and mind need time to rejuvenate and replenish. Shoot for 6 to 8 hours of sleep every night. Even power naps can help to make you more energetic.
5. See your physician
Have a physical once a year and get your thyroid and blood cell count checked. Thryoid issues and anemia can zap your energy. Get complete blood work and talk to your doctor if you continue to experience chronic fatigue.
6. Take a walk
Sometimes you have to get up and get moving. Taking a walk around your office, home, or block can help to get your blood circulating and give you a more invigorated feeling.