Natural Ways To Get Energy (Even When It’s Hot Out!)
These days it seems like most of us are running on less sleep and more caffeine. High stress levels and hectic schedules make it difficult to get your natural energy into a good rhythm.
This is especially true during the hotter months of the year. When the temperature outside rises, you may find yourself feeling tired more than usual. Heat can be sure source of energy drain!
Why does heat make you tired?
On the hottest of hot days, you may feel like you’re working harder to stay focused. And you are! Because your body is also working hard to keep you cool.
After some time outside or in the sun on a warmer day, you probably just want to lie down and fall asleep. Because of the heat, your body is working to maintain a consistent internal body temperature and keep everything functioning normally.
POV: It’s hot. You start to sweat. Your heart rate increases. Your body is pumping more blood throughout your blood vessels. Whew, your body is exhausted!
Then you start to feel the effects. You feel lethargic, tired or sluggish. But your body is doing all of this to help prevent heat stroke.
Dehydration is another common effect of heat exhaustion. Many people already spend most of their time in a slight dehydration state, because they don’t drink enough water. On top of that when we experience dehydration as a result of heat, it only adds to the drowsiness and other physical symptoms we feel.
But it’s summer, or maybe you just live in a place that stays warm year-round. How do you keep your energy level up?
If you walk into a store, you’ll find plenty of retail methods for getting a buzz. Energy drinks, stimulants, vitamins and all sorts of remedies that are supposed to help. But there are some tried and true ways for boosting your energy.