Sometimes you’re full of energy, productive, eager to stay active and avoid laziness. But, there are also times when you don’t really feel like doing anything. For example, you feel tired even without doing much. This then affects your productivity at work, you are also reluctant to socialise or do anything that doesn’t involve staying in bed or watching TV. Low energy levels have a greater impact on our overall health and wellbeing. Do you experience low energy levels frequently? Then, this post is for you!
What causes low energy levels?
There are numerous factors that impair your energy levels and lead to fatigue. For example:
- Hormonal imbalances
- Thyroid Problems
- poor sleep
- poor diet
- Sedentary lifestyle
- iron deficiency
- poor hydration
When it comes to water intake in particular, timing is very important. For instance, most people like to drink water when they’re eating but that isn’t such a good thing after all. Why? It’s because water dilutes gastric juices required to digest food, exists stomach soon after taking those juices with it. In turn, you’re experiencing problems with digestion. Due to the fact that digestion accounts for 5 to 15% of your energy expenditure it’s perfectly clear why this seemingly harmless habit affects your energy levels. For more tips with hydration check out our previous post.
Chiropractic care and energy boost
Let’s face it; you never assumed that chiropractic care can boost energy levels. Isn’t that reserved for injuries and other problems you say? Chiropractic care can do wonders for your energy levels in a completely natural way. Why? The underlining problem can be your spine which in turn affects your nervous system.
In fact, one of the most common causes of low energy levels and fatigue is an unbalanced spine. When the spine is misaligned it can impair the balance in your entire body. Misaligned spine affects your posture thus distributing weight unequally and forcing your body to work more to keep everything in order.
This might sound unimportant, however when this problem persists and left unresolved even the smallest imbalance adds up to hours of wasted energy. Plus, your nervous system is equally important for your energy levels. Why? The answer is simple; energy flows through nerves which distribute it throughout your body. Now, when your spine is aligned adequately, your energy levels are in the balance. But, when the spine isn’t aligned properly it causes impaired flow of energy thus contributing to tiredness.
How chiropractor can help you?
Chiropractor adjusts and repositions the spine in order to align it properly thus allowing energy to distribute equally throughout your body. Chiropractic treatment corrects misalignments and blockages through manual and low force techniques thus aiding your body with its body’s natural sleep and wake cycle, circadian rhythm. This means that chiropractic can also help you fall asleep faster and remain in deep sleep for a longer period of time and wake up well-rested and energetic.
How to boost energy
It’s highly important to maintain good energy levels at all times. As mentioned above, energy makes you healthier, happier, more productive, and it also protects you from stress and anxiety. You can boost your energy (and maintain it) in various ways such as:
– Increase magnesium intake
-Establish a regular sleep pattern
-Exercise, become more physically active
-Reduce and manage stress and anger
-Increase water intake, decrease alcohol intake
-Eat healthy diet rich in vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients
To sum it up, chiropractic care aims to improve your energy levels through proper alignment of spine to improve the flow of energy to all parts of your body. Your chiropractor can make you feel well-rested, energetic, and healthier!