Do you know what you can do to have more energy during menopause? 

It is not a secret that you would love to have more energy to be able to accomplish everything you want to do.  I have created a list of which you can choose one, a few or all of the ideas below.

1-  Drink A Lot of water –

Dehydration is a cause of fatigue because it slowly creeps up on you.  If you consistently drink less than 8 cups of water a day, you may be sluggish all the time.  Get a 32 oz (1 quart, 4 cups) water bottle.  Your goal is to polish off 2 of those a day.  Try it for a week and see if your general energy level increases.

(Plus there are so many more reasons to drink enough water daily – books have been written on the subject.)

2-  Eat A Variety of Berries

Berries that are blue, red, or purple are especially good for you. The color comes from anthocyanins, a powerful antioxidant that boosts energy.  However, any kind of berry will contain a lot of them.

 

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3-  Eat From the Low Glycemic List of Foods – NOT from what you see above.

Trade the bad for the good carbohydrates.  Carbohydrates with a high glycemic index (bad carbs) means the sugar is more easily digested by your body AND that results in a spike in energy followed by a low-sugar crash.  For example:  the bad, simple carb foods to avoid are:  white bread, white rice, white flour, potato, and high sugar foods like sodas, cookies, cakes.

Eat lots of low glycemic foods – the good, complex carb foods include:  fruits and vegetables, grains (eg., whole wheat bread), grass-fed meats.

4-  Eat More “Little” Meals Throughout the Day –

Snack throughout the day.  By eating smaller but more frequent “meals”, you will maintain a steady dose of energy instead of experiencing food comas.  Don’t snack on fatty and sugar laden junk food though.  You may get a short 30 minute burst of hyper alertness, but it’ll be quickly followed by a debilitating crash.

5-  Take a Break at Your Desk – Stretch, Breathe

Stretch your arms, back, legs, and neck.  Take a deep breath through your nose, hold it, and let it out slowly and forcefully.  Repeat several times. This will take 30 seconds and will be an instant fix.  When you sit back down, you’ll have the clear head and fresh feeling needed to power through the tough/boring task in front of you.

6-  Get Your Stuff Organized –

When your world is organized, you don’t have to expend mental energy keeping track of a million things.  Having an organized life leads to an uncluttered mind.

7-  Find A Positive Attitude

A generally upbeat and optimistic outlook on life will keep your energy level up.  Yes, the worst thing that can happen might actually happen, but giving it too much worry will only drain you and you will attract it into your life.  Look for the positive in every situation and you won’t be so tired.

8-  Eat A Good Breakfast And a Light Lunch –

A heavy lunch, especially one with lots of carbs or fat (like a burger combo) will hit you as soon as you get back to the office.  And it’ll be a sluggishness that lasts to the end of the day.  Eat a big breakfast (including protein) instead.

It provides the fuel you need for the day, at the time when your body needs it the most.  Not only will you avoid the afternoon food coma, the big breakfast will make you more productive and give you more energy in the morning.

9-  Shed a Few Pounds –

The things you do to lose weight — exercise, drink water, avoid simple sugars — are actions that also have a positive effect on your energy level. Even better, the actual loss of excess fat provides an energy boost of its own. I always suggest a good pre workout for women that always helps to boost energy so you can get in a good workout.

You’ll feel “lighter” and things that use to make you breathless will now seem much easier.  Losing weight provides a double-impact to boosting your energy.

Be careful with fad and/or crash diets.  Cutting out too many calories (ie., energy your body needs) too fast, will cause you to be even more tired.  Take baby steps, and make it a lifestyle change so you get rid of the fat for life.  (We have programs to help you lose weight in a healthy way that fit your needs, desires and budget.)

10-  Work on Eliminating Unneeded  Stress

Stress is draining.  Sometimes it’s worth it, such as if you’re on a deadline.  Sometimes it’s just a waste of energy.  Certain things in your life just cause you to be more exhausted than others, with less value.  Identify them, and cut them out.  You’ll have much less stress and more energy during menopause.

11-  Do Your Workout in the Mornings –

A lot of people go to the gym after work.  Try going to the gym in the morning instead to get energy that lasts you all day.  You may have to wake up an hour or two earlier, but you get that time back at night.  That exercise in the morning gets your endorphins flowing, which keeps you happy and productive the rest of the day.

By exercising in the morning instead of at night, you spend the same amount of time at the gym, but get the added benefit of having more energy at work.

So, did you see any ideas that you resonated with and that can help you get more energy during menopause?

To get More Energy During Menopause view the low glycemic index and you can change the foods you are eating.

 

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-Dr. Ray Goddard, Co-Founder of MenopauseCoach.com

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