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10 Ways To Get More Energy Throughout The Day

Up until about two years ago, I used to have a big problem with energy. I had intense mood swings caused by intense fatigue and the sluggishness KILLED me. Then came the day where I just lost it.. I just could not live like that anymore! I searched and searched for answers. Finally I found some. Below is the top 10 solutions I have found. I know they are simple, but guess what? Simple works! Enjoy!

1. Eat more veggies
Ewwwww veggies! Let’s face it, they may not taste the best but they are absolutely essential for gaining the energy you need. Luckily, I found some yummy ways to get them in your diet!
-Drink a green smoothie! These are great tasting and great for your health! A yummy recipe is water, banana, strawberry, and spinach. You can start off with just a small amount of spinach and work your way up. You might want to add some kale too.
-Eat them cooked. Cooking slightly reduces the bitter taste. Over time you will want to cook them less and less and eventually go raw since its healthier that way.
-Progressive de-seasoning- Start with heavy seasoning and work your way down to no seasoning.

2. Eat smaller more frequent meals
We all heard this one before but do you do it? Now is the time to start! This keeps all the blood in your body from going to your stomach, instead of your vital organs and brain.

3. Move!
More specifically move a few minutes every hour. This stops your blood from pooling in your muscles and draining you. We need that blood flowing!

4. Take a walk outside
Sometimes we get mentally drained and that, in return, drains us of all our precious energy. A walk outside is a quick refreshing solution to both of those problems.

5. Do something adventurous
No wonder you have no energy! Your just bored out of your mind. Try new things, gain new experiences, and have a good time!

6. Love what you do
Trust me there is no greater energy drainer then settling for okay. Quit what you don’t love anymore.

7. Meditate
Meditation, over time can free up a lot of mental RAM. Try, 20 minutes a day for a month. You will be shocked by the results. You have thousands upon thousands of unnecessary thoughts clogging you up.

8. Talk
Being social greatly reduces tiredness. When your chatting with someone you have a great connection with you can look at the clock and hours will have flown by like minutes.

9. Exercise
Another great tip to get the blood flowing. Be sure that your excising aerobically (with oxygen) though. A simple way to test this is to check if you can breathe through your nose with comfort. If not your wasting energy.

10. Improve Yourself
People usually understand that diet and fitness play a big role in energy levels but they never look at the mental aspect. Mental IS just as important and diet and fitness. Live a happy life.

Until next time,
-Brandon

Brandon Dean is the founder of Live-Development.com and its amazing blog Live-Development.com/blog 

  • http://reducestresseasily.com/ HT

    Thanks for the tips. They are certainly practical and doable.

    • Brandon Dean

      Your Welcome HT, thanks for the nice comment

      • marianmorgan

        You’re welcome.

  • http://alidavies.com/ Ali Davies

    Great list. I would add to your list, spend less time with the people that drain your energy and more time with people who boost your energy.  We are often not aware how much the company we keep affects our energy levels so having strong boundaries around this really helps.

    • Brandon Dean

      Very true, I cut all people who tried to bring me down a long time ago! They can really be a drag, life is much better now! 

      • Brandon Dean

        cut out* lol

      • Brandon Dean

        cut out* lol

      • mona

        Lol @ cut all……that made me laugh out loud literally

  • http://crazyintrovert.blogspot.com/ CrazyIntrovert

    Yet another reminder that my lifestyle sucks. LOL.
    Its a great list! 
    Motivation, come to me now!

    • Montez Gina

      lol.just like me

    • Brandon Dean

      HEY! Don’t talk like that :) It’s called SELF IMPROVEMENT not self pity, that’s the great thing about it, WE CAN CHANGE :) A good tip for motivation is to find out WHY you want more energy in the first place, the more compelling your answer the more it will pull you in that direction.

  • http://www.facebook.com/naam.smile Naam Smile

    Thanks for share.

    • Brandon Dean

      Your Welcome :)

      • Julie

        Your = you’re, sorry to be a stickler but mistakes like this detract from an otherwise great article

        • Brandon Dean

          I know, I know. Please read the comment I wrote in a reply to halfpint144 

      • Julie

        Your = you’re, sorry to be a stickler but mistakes like this detract from an otherwise great article

      • Julie

        Your = you’re, sorry to be a stickler but mistakes like this detract from an otherwise great article

  • Halfpint144

    Brandon thanks for a great reminder of some basics for better living. But if you’re going to publish you’re going to have to learn the difference between “your” and “you’re”. (pet peeve especially when reading published work)

    • Brandon Dean

      I apologize! It was a common mistake for me at the time of submitting this article. Since then I have fixed all the grammar mistakes on my blog and I just realized, I have done it again on a comment above. It is a problem I am determined to fix and commit to not making again on any blog posts I publish. Thank you for pointing it out! I thank you for YOUR comment and next time you read something from me YOU’RE going to be surprised :)

    • Brandon Dean

      I apologize! It was a common mistake for me at the time of submitting this article. Since then I have fixed all the grammar mistakes on my blog and I just realized, I have done it again on a comment above. It is a problem I am determined to fix and commit to not making again on any blog posts I publish. Thank you for pointing it out! I thank you for YOUR comment and next time you read something from me YOU’RE going to be surprised :)

    • http://memorybuilder101.com/ Deane Alban

      I get caught out on that sometimes. Although I know the difference, when my fingers are flying they don’t always type what I’m thinking. Now if only spellcheck knew the difference it would be a big help.

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  • Israr Mamundzai

    i would like  to save energy as u explain thanks  

    • Brandon Dean

      You’re welcome Israr! Thank you for reading!

  • http://Mazzastick.com/ Justin Mazza

    Hi Brandon,
    Low energy and mood swings are a common problem for many people in our modern world. It really is all about the basics like eating “live foods”, staying hydrated, getting adequate rest and moving the body some.

     

    • Brandon Dean

      Add in a healthy mind and you got it! 

  • http://www.mlquotes.com/ ML Quotes

    For me, meditation works well, even if it’s 5 minutes a day. I REALLY enjoy that silent 5 minutes that I dedicate to myself.
    Love that kind of quick, yet motivating post, thanks!

    • Brandon Dean

      I’d say other then diet, keeping your mind clean is the most important part of getting more energy. Diet can only take you so far if you don’t like the space you live in (your head.)

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    This is my first time comment at your blog.Good recommended website.

    • Brandon Dean

      Thanks for the comment!

      • Iknowthyself

        Hey Brandon, here’s a tip from a fellow blogger. That comment is spam. Always look at the name/website link of the comment author, and if it’s for some product/service, it’s usually spam from an automated bot. Try a captcha plugin to minimise comment spam.

      • Iknowthyself

        Hey Brandon, here’s a tip from a fellow blogger. That comment is spam. Always look at the name/website link of the comment author, and if it’s for some product/service, it’s usually spam from an automated bot. Try a captcha plugin to minimise comment spam.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Craig-Morris/100003289393258 Craig Morris

    Two words: Primal Living

    • Brandon Dean

      Do you live primitively? How does that work out for you?

  • Naveen| planetnaveen

    Nice post Brandon,
    Mediation is something I need to try out.
    Will surely do it soon.

    Thanks for thins article.

    • Brandon Dean

      An easy way to start is by going outside and relaxing. Do you HEAR the birds cheeping, do you FEEL the sun on your face, do you SEE the lush green vegetation? Do this for however long it takes for you to feel joy. It’s a good start and it’ll make you want to continue the habit later.

  • usernameusername

    As Americans by and large are living with elevated blood glucose levels I hope the eat more frequently tip dies a quick death.  When people don’t know that a “healthy” whole-grain bagel has a higher glycemic index (72) than a bag of Skittles (70), or even how these numbers affect their health, telling them to plainly “eat more often” is lunacy.  

    • Brandon Dean

      Thank you for your opinions and taking the time to comment! Maybe that might help a few people but in general the rule still stands as a tested and proven way to get more energy.

      I hope that people use enough common since to eat healthier then that especially when applying the tip to more energy.

      • Brandon Dean

        *sense 

  • usernameusername

    As Americans by and large are living with elevated blood glucose levels I hope the eat more frequently tip dies a quick death.  When people don’t know that a “healthy” whole-grain bagel has a higher glycemic index (72) than a bag of Skittles (70), or even how these numbers affect their health, telling them to plainly “eat more often” is lunacy.  

  • Anonymous

    my problem is getting food into my mouth.  with all the garbage on the shelves it is hard to find something appealing enough to actually eat.  And drinking water makes me physically ill…… will hit me like a punch in the gut and then i feel awful,  even worse than empty….. And I can’t eat most veggies because of taste & texture.  and nothing taste good anymore so I have to force myself to eat, and I’m lucky if I can do that more than once a day or every two days….yet I’m still overweight from forced steroid use 4 yrs ago….. I refuse to use any meds until I can not take the pain anymore, as I have been in chronic pain for most of my life, it is not pretty and most of the joy has been sucked out of me. What little joy I do gets comes from being out in the woods sucking up the pure air and absorbing the positive energy……

    • Brandon Dean

      This defiantly seems like something you should tell your medical practitioner about. It sounds like something is wrong and I don’t want to give any advice that may harm you, I’m sorry.

    • Brandon Dean

      This defiantly seems like something you should tell your medical practitioner about. It sounds like something is wrong and I don’t want to give any advice that may harm you, I’m sorry.

    • Iknowthyself

      Where are you getting your water from ? If your tap water is making you sick, it could be contaminated by a nearby gas fracking site, or contain high doses or fluoride.

      Does bottled water have the same affect?

      Research colloidal silver, it has many health benefits and is more effective than any anti biotic. It’s not something you’ll find in a chemist though as it’ll reduce big pharma profits by wiping out hundreds of other products.

      You may need to discuss with a naturopath instead of a traditional GP.

      I hope that helps.

  • Free_lo2002

    I wonder what do you call food excatly if you don’t eat veggies…what do you eat? You call them tips but perhaps you shoudl call them common sense…

    • Brandon Dean

      Simple reminders. The whole point of this article. Most people don’t eat their veggies so I thought that should be #1.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1625007662 Janet Fynn

    Very inspiring and motivating – nice to see others inspired to look after themselves in a very practical and do-able way. It works.Ii know after 51 years of trying hard, self pity and sloth I now am fit, healthy and intent to remain the same. INTENTION and support is the key. THANK YOU

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  • http://www.facebook.com/seth.maris Seth R. Maris

    Great article!  Thanks a ton for the tips!  Remember not only food can provide energy!!  A LOT of our natural energy comes from our B-vitamins.  What should we be drinking then for energy?  Mostly water!  Other things are good too though… this article on healthy drinking received 1500 views in less than an hour plus…see what else is good for us!!  :)   
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    Great article!  Thanks a ton for the tips!  Remember not only food can provide energy!!  A LOT of our natural energy comes from our B-vitamins.  What should we be drinking then for energy?  Mostly water!  Other things are good too though… this article on healthy drinking received 1500 views in less than an hour plus…see what else is good for us!!  :)   
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  • Lizzy2000

    I admit I do talk alot! and now that I think about it, it dose hepl some. I run cross country, and I eat A LOT of vegies! but im still tired and i cant get comfertable. EVERY time i get in the car I fall asleep and same when I sit still for a long time!  I can see it now more than ever.

  • Kayla

    Hi.. My name is Kayla.. I’ve been trying to do these things but I jus cant seem to stay interested.. I need more energy because I have a daughter who’s jus over 17 months.. And constantly moving.. I jus seem to get so annoyed so I really need suggestions for anyone who thinks that can give me advice I would really like to hear it.. Ill try anything to be more active with my daughter.. Thanks.. :) ..

  • Guest

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    • http://bebrainfit.com/ Deane Alban

      I think you mean trust not truck. See how easy it is to make typos?

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  • Bray Hoover

    Can air give you more energy?

  • marianmorgan

    Not “your” but “you’re”. There is a confusion with each in this text. That said, I am going to save this and put it into practice.