Get Better at Regulating Your Energy as You Age

 Get Better at Regulating Your Energy as You Age

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One of the most consistent complaints of aging is the lack of energy. Age and fatigue just seems to be synonymous – so what is the connection – and is there anything we can do about it?

 

One recent report that’s good news about aging and energy indicates there are things we can do to boost our energy levels as we age. The Harvard Medical School Special Health Report, “Boosting Your Energy,” presents a plan to regulate your energy levels at any age. 

Some of
the steps on the plan include:

 

Get
stress under control. Stress is the most common reason for chronic fatigue. If
you have trouble controlling stress, try seeing a therapist or chatting with a
trusted friend. Relaxation techniques such as yoga, tai chi and meditation also
work wonders.

 

Say “no”
to more obligations. Some of us are stressed because we have too much on our
plates. Learning to say “no” rather than “yes” to every volunteer job, social
activity or work project is one of the best ways to restore your energy levels.

 

Exercise
on a regular basis. When we exercise, we inundate our bodies with fuel for
energy to do more. You’ll also be building capillaries, the blood vessels which
carry oxygen to the cells. Exercise also creates the stress hormones,
norepinephrine and epinephrine, that help us feel more energized.

 

Get
enough sleep. The aging population often complains of lack of sleep as part of
the reasons for lack of energy during the day. It’s best to use natural methods
rather than sleeping pills. Changing your lifestyle such as drinking less
alcohol during the evening hours and avoiding heavy meals before bedtime can
enhance your sleep experience.

 

Spend
your energy wisely. Spend some time setting goals that will bring enjoyment to
your life and fill your mind with determination to meet the goals. Prioritize
your days so that you’ll feel a sense of accomplishment when the day is over.

 

Adopt an
energy-inducing diet. Diet becomes even more important as you age. Energy foods
such as fruits and vegetables are paramount to maintaining energy and keeping
your body healthy so it’s ready to meet the challenges of aging.

 

Sometimes
aging is more a state-of-mind than the state of our bodies. Find something you
enjoy doing and make sure you prioritize those activities into your daily
plans. Surround yourself with positive people who enjoy doing some of the
things you love and you’ll be more energetic and ready to meet life head on.

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Rod Stone
Author,
Publisher and Supplier of Healthy Living information and products to improve
your life.