You might seem happy with your daily routine, but do you ever question why you’re lacking a bit of buzz?
The fact is there are so many possible factors that could lower your liveliness. Ranging from nutritional and exercise habits to lifestyle and social behaviours. Of course, you can’t start your healthy change without identifying what might need to change.
Here are a few factors that could be sabotaging the spring in your step.
Skipping exercise when you’re tired
We get it, the last thing you want to do when feeling fatigued is getting your body moving with a workout. Skipping your workout to rest up can actually work against you. US researchers found that healthy adults who did as little as 20 minutes of low-to-moderate aerobic exercise, three days a week for six weeks, felt less fatigued and more energetic (1).
How’s your hydration?
Your brain is hugely reliant on proper hydration! Losing between 1-1.5 per cent of fluid could impair the mood, concentration and increase headaches for women while men could experience feelings of anxiety and fatigue (2, 3). It might be wise to top up your fluids with AMPED™ Hydrate.
Eating the most important meal?
It’s easy to skip breakfast during the morning rush. What you might not know is shortcutting breakfast can end up cutting you short on energy for the day ahead, by as much as 25 per cent (4). If you’re short on time or simply can’t find anything you like to start your day, then your best bet would be to whip up an IsaLean™ Shake.
Finding your funk from junk
High glycaemic index (GI) snacks packed with sugar and simple carbs can send you on a rollercoaster of energy highs and lows. Stay on top of your snack game with Whey Thins™, Harvest Thins™ or a sweet IsaDelight™.
Not switching off
It’s hard not to check your emails, texts or even social media at the end of a busy day at work or looking after the kids. Give your mind a chance to relax by going ‘offline’ before bed so you can rest easy and feel reinvigorated for the next day.
Let’s be honest, most of us are guilty for a least one of these habits, possibly two or even three! Rest assured that an Isagenix® system makes healthy nutrition simple, and our incredible community (especially the IsaBody Challenge® community) are ready to help you overcome any obstacle you face making your healthy change!
- Flowers, S.S., O’Connor, P.J. & Puetz, T.W. 2008, ‘A randomized controlled trial of the effect of aerobic exercise training on feelings of energy and fatigue in sedentary young adults with persistent fatigue.’, Psychother Psychosom, pp. 167-174.
- Armstrong, L.E., Ganio, M.S., Casa, D.J., Lee, E.C., McDermott, B.P., Klau, J.F., Jimenes, L., Le Bellego, L., Chevillotte, E. & Lieberman, H.R., 2012, ‘Mild dehydration affects mood in healthy young women.’, J.Nutr., pp. 382-388.
- Armstrong, L.E., Ganio, M.S., Casa, D.J., Lee, E.C., McDermott, B.P., Klau, J.F., Jimenes, L., Le Bellego, L., Chevillotte, E. & Lieberman, H.R., 2012, ‘Mild dehydration impairs cognitive performance and mood of men.’, Br J Nutr., pp. 1535-1543.
- University of Wisconsin, N.D., Tips to Boost Your Metabolism, Health Facts for you, viewed 7 November 2019, < https://www.uwhealth.org/healthfacts/nutrition/404.pdf>.