Do you have the High Level of Energy you need?
These 5 Hour Energy Drinks have become more and more popular. People are trying to keep themselves going through the day with coffee or other drinks. But is it effective in the long run? Is there a better way? Yes!
To be successful in business and in life we need energy to do the things that need done. If we are sluggish and tired all the time it’s hard to accomplish the tasks we know we need to be doing to success in business. It’s also hard to enjoy our free time if we spend it sluggish and tired. The quality of the time we spend is critical to success. If tired, can’t be as effective in your work.
People who are highly successful in their work or business typically work harder and have more energy than the average person. They may need to put more hours into their business in the beginning or they may need to work a regular job at first and build a business on their off hours. It requires high levels of energy and enthusiasm to work hard and long when necessary.
Brian Tracey gave 7 keys to high energy living in an audio presentation for Nightingale-Conant’s Insight series. They are simple, time tested principles to help build and maintain good health and high energy. I’d like to review those 7 points with you in hopes that you will see their importance as well and that it will help you have the good health and high energy to help you in your business and life.
7 Keys to Maintaining High Energy
1. Maintaining Proper Weight
Extra weight drags down your body and slow you down. It tires you out more quickly and causes you to have less energy. When you loose excess weight you feel better about yourself. If you’ve lost extra weight before, you’ve probably felt a boost in your energy and self-esteem.
2. Eating well
There is no mystery about eating better will give us better health and more energy. It’s simple to eat better, yet hard for us to do sometimes. We need to eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains. We need to eat less fats, sugars, white flour and salts. Drink lots of water!
I’ve found the benefit of this point in my life. I’ve made it more of a habit to eat more fruits and vegetables over the last couple of years, especially, and I’ve found a great difference in having consistent energy through the day. Just eating a piece of fruit at each break during the day, tends to reduce yearnings for candies and other sugar products.
Eating more fruits and vegetables and other natural products helps promote good health and high energy.
3. Combining Foods Correctly
I had not known that how you combine foods has much effect on digestion and energy before hearing it from Brian Tracey, but it makes since. For example: When we eat meats, our bodies secrete acids to digest it. When we eat starches like potatoes, our bodies secrete alkaline to digest it. When we eat meat and starches together the body secretes both acid and alkaline. Alkaline and acid neutralize each other and your body has to work extra hard to digest the meal.
Your body has to work hard and pulls blood from your brain making you sluggish. Like so many of us, one of my favorite meals is steak and potatoes; but that is one of the worse meals for maintaining high energy.
4. Regular Exercise
Exercising regularly is a well know means of maintaining good health. It is also a big contributor to high energy. Regular exercise keeps your body functioning at it’s peak and your energy level high.
5. Adequate Rest
Sometimes we try to burn the candle at both ends thinking that we will get ahead. In the long run, though your body will run down so that you are not functioning at your peak and so will not produce effectively. Your body needs adequate rest each day. Normally we need about seven hours of sleep each day on a regular basis to maintain high levels of energy.
6. Correct breathing
Your body functions best when it has lots of oxygen in the blood stream. Proper breathing is what supplies that oxygen to the blood and to the body. We need to practice regular, deep breathing to have high levels of energy.
7. Positive attitude
Your attitude can have a tremendous effective on your energy level. When you are depressed or in a negative attitude, your energy level plummets, often making you want to sleep or just waste the day in worry. A positive attitude on the other hand will help your energy level rise. We need to maintain a positive attitude and outlook in order to maintain a high level of energy.
All of these points work together to build high energy. They are not separate or distinct in that one builds on the other. All add up in time and effect your energy level. Practicing these health habits add up over time and continually increase your energy levels so you can maintain high productivity on your way to great success.
Here’s to your Success!
Jerry D Ross
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