Having the energy to train consistently and push yourself during each workout will have a big impact on your results.E is for Exercise
Exercise elevates your mood by increasing heart and breathing rates and delivering more energy giving oxygen throughout your body. With improved levels of fitness comes an increased level of endurance and staying power, while exercise in the morning can perk you up for an entire day.N is for Nutrition
Choose the most efficient fuel for your body to run at its best. Foods with minimal processing are abundant in vitamins and minerals, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes (beans peas and lentils), nuts, seeds and seafood. These foods also have a low glycemic index, which means they are digested slowly, giving you a steady stream of long-term energy.E is for Enthusiasm
Are your daily actions taking you closer towards the things that are important in your life? Are you positive about the direction your health, career, personal relationships and finance is taking? Being optimistic, having goals, and working towards something that matters, provides a certain level of energy and enthusiasm that no diet or drink can substitute for.
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Adequate rest and sleep refreshes you physically and mentally, helping to prevent tiredness and fatigue. Your body releases hormones during deep sleep that allows your body to rejuvenate and repair itself, and ensures your immune system is working at its best. The exact amount of sleep we need will vary from person to person, but most of us require between 7-8 hours.G is for "Get enough water"
A well hydrated body has thinner blood, and is better at delivering nutrients to the cells throughout your body. By improving the transportation and absorption of energy-giving fuel, your body will function more efficiently. Replace the 6 – 8 glasses of fluid you lose every day by drinking plenty of water. Don’t wait to you feel thirsty.Y is for Your iron intake
Iron is an important mineral that helps our bodies digest food, transport energy, and it allows our muscles to use and store oxygen. It is essential for energy, yet low iron is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies, especially in women. Make sure your diet includes iron-rich foods such as red meat and green leafy vegetables, or consider a supplement if your iron levels are low.
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