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Boost your energy

publication date: Jan 12, 2013
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author/source: Oliver Gray
Oliver GrayThe first thing has to be to start taking control of your own health and energy. You can make positive changes to your health and energy you just need to be in the right mindset. 

By making some very simple changes to your lifestyle you have a huge opportunity to improve your health and energy.  

Start today by completing my free online 10 minute health and energy check. This will give you an energy score for the following areas: mind management and resilience, nutrition, exercise, sleep, re-energising, smart computer use and work-life balance. 

In the meantime, here are some tips to get you started:

Turn your diet on its head

Eat a high energy breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack so dinner is light. For example, healthy protein, lots of vegetables and no heavy carbohydrates. This aids digestion, boosts energy, helps with weight loss and aids sleep.

Meals don’t have to take long, it’s simply about being prepared. Take your breakfast as an example – this can simply be a mixture of porridge oats mixed with some seeds, blueberries and rice/almond milk.

Ditch technology at least one hour before bed

To improve your sleep simply stay away from the television, laptop, phone or any other technology. 

ENERGISE YOU by Oliver GrayReduce the big 4 modern addiction

  • Sugar
  • Caffeine
  • Technology
  • Excessive thinking

Less of these = more energy

More of these = less energy

20 minutes of morning movement

Try to kickstart your energy each day with 20 minutes of movement. This doesn’t mean you have to go to gym – it might be walking to the nursery or spending time with your children outside in the park.

Diarise your high-energy people

The people you love, energise you, make sure you see them each week to re-energise.

Stop multi-tasking it’s draining your energy

Instead of trying to do everything, try to focus on one thing at a time, whether this is helping your children with their homework or having a shower. Your energy will improve as a result and life will be richer and more fulfilling.

End of day brain dump

Giving yourself ten minutes of stop time at the end of your day to brain dump will help you switch off from work or things that have been bothering you, it will help your evening energy and it aids sleep.

Break from computers
We weren't designed to sit for hours in front of that box. Make sure you take a break every hour and always take your lunch away from the computer.

Take action on your biggest problem
What is the BIG problem that's draining your energy? Write it down and set yourself three actions to move towards a resolution.

Oliver Gray's new book ENERGISE YOU – The ultimate health and energy plan focuses on bringing together all the best information on health, energy and happiness in one easy-to-implement system for change.