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10 Ways to Boost Your Energy and Vitality

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10 Ways to Boost Your Energy and Vitality

Women at every age and stage of life can experience low energy, fatigue, and exhaustion. The naturopathic approach to restoring vital energy is to use strategies that address low function in the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. The HPA axis is a major part of the neuroendocrine system, which controls reactions to stress and regulates many body processes, including mood and emotions, sexuality, and energy storage and expenditure.

If you’re an otherwise healthy woman, but feel that your energy and vitality aren’t what they could be, here are some energy-boosting behavioral strategies, herbs, and nutrients that can help.

1. Mental floss. A key to restoring and maintaining vitality is to become conscious of your present thinking patterns and choices and how they may be affecting your health. “Mental flossing” every day means setting aside quiet time to clear your mind of all the accumulated debris and clutter from technology, media, to-do lists, and negative thoughts. It also means repeating positive self-talk—mantras such as I make choices that benefit me, or I focus on the positive. Doing this once a day replenishes energy and fights burnout.

2. High-fiber, low glycemic foods. Vegetables, the number one energy-boosting food, should make up at least a third of your diet. Because vegetables are high in fiber, the bulky part of the food your body doesn’t digest, they prevent you from feeling hungry too soon after a meal. And because they’re low on the glycemic index–a measurement of how quickly a food converts into sugar in your body–vegetables prevent extreme highs and lows in blood sugar so you have more energy, improved mental function, and a heightened sense of well-being. Fruits are great too, but try not to eat too many high-sugar varieties, such as watermelon, cantaloupe, and mangoes.

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By Dr. Laurie Steelsmith

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12:13AM PDT on Oct 21, 2013

Thanks for the Tips!

10:56AM PDT on Jun 13, 2013

Thanks for the ideas!!

7:25PM PST on Jan 23, 2013

thanks.

5:40PM PST on Jan 23, 2013

After reading the first few, I was about to say there's nothing new here. But then I kept going, and I'm glad I did!

6:04AM PST on Jan 16, 2013

Very informative article! I agree that with a healthy regimen, it is much easier to boost overall vitality and maintain a youthful glow. Proper diet and regular exercise also stimulates more natural growth hormones in the body which are known to have significant role in maintaining metabolism. You can read more info about growth hormones through this link:
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4:50AM PST on Dec 15, 2012

thanks... and thanks for not putting this on 10 pages!

5:59AM PST on Dec 5, 2012

Thanks

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