Boosting energy the natural way: Walk the talk

Far from making you feel more tired, physical activity can actually give you more energy. If you don’t fancy going to the gym there are plenty of activities you can easily fit into your daily routine that will help to keep you fit and healthy and boost your energy levels at the same time. Here are some examples: 

  • Increase your steps: Take the stairs instead of the lift, leave the car at home and get off the bus a stop before your own, use the upstairs toilet  rather than the downstairs one (if you have one), hide the remote controls and get up to switch your appliances on and off. Buy a pedometer to count your steps.
  • Get out in the garden: Researchers at Kansas State University say gardening can strengthen limbs, help the cardiovascular system and develop flexibility. So get out there and start digging. Take the opportunity to have a good stretch after you’ve been kneeling down.
  • Do it to music: Put on a lively CD and do your housework in time to it. You’ll be working out without even knowing it.
  • Rediscover your sexual energy: Sex is a calorie burner and can be a good aerobic workout too. It also releases feel good hormones that increase your energy levels and put you in a good mood. So feel free to indulge yourself.

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