3 Simple Steps to Boost Your Energy and Immune System
Posted on August 15, 2012
Try these 3 simple steps and in short order you will likely feel healthier, happier and more energetic:
1) Make raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and grains 80% of your caloric intake. This will help alkalize your blood (Increase the pH level). Your blood needs to be slightly alkaline, otherwise your red blood cells will stick together, making your blood thicker and thereby slowing down the delivery of nutrients to the cells in your body. If this continues, the red blood cells will further break down and dump toxins into the bloodstream. This will sap you of energy and make you more susceptible to disease.
Not only do these healthy raw foods help alkalize the blood, they also deliver much needed nutrients, such as amino acids, essential fatty acids and vitamins to your body on a cellular level. These foods provide all of the macro and micronutrients your body needs in the right proportions.
For more information and resources on alkalizing your diet, I recommend:
2) Go to bed earlier and be sure you get enough sleep. Sleep deprivation leads to fatigue, lack of focus, and a feeling of general malaise. Sleep is when your body rejuvenates and restores tissues and organs. So it is vital that you consistently get enough sleep. Listen to your body when it tells you you need more sleep. Sometimes it needs to be more of a priority.
3) Get some exercise every day. Even if its just a 15 minute walk. Exercise increases blood flow to your organs, lubricates your joints and contributes to overall wellbeing in so many ways. Exercising on a nice sunny day a couple of times a week will also increase serum levels of Vitamin D3 in the blood, helping to reduce toxicity.
If you are looking for a more structured workout routine that you can do in a small space with bodyweight only, here are a couple of resources I recommend: