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How to keep up with the Energy of your Children
Being a parent is incredibly fulfilling. It is an exciting journey that is gratifying but oh-so tiring. As a parent, you experience many obstacles as your child grows. As their energy levels increase yours seem to do the opposite: decrease. Keeping up with your kids is important and it’s also necessary to ensure their development, safety, and growth. There are a few things you can do, however, to keep up with their energy.
Incorporate More Exercise
The last thing you want to do at the end of a long day or the early parts of the morning is work out. It sounds counterintuitive that putting out energy will increase your energy, however, it’s true! Physical activity increases your blood flow which allows for more nutrients to be carried to your body providing more energy.
Exercising regularly can also improve your sleep by giving you more time to rest, recover, and renew your body for the next day. Endorphin levels tend to increase with physical activity. Endorphins are a natural hormone that the body releases when it needs a burst of energy. Try adding some sort of exercise into a routine every day. If doing your workout isn’t possible while the kiddos are sleeping (before they wake, during their nap, or after they have gone to bed for the night), involve them in the fun! Strap on the helmets and ride your bikes down the street or pack up the crew in your stroller and go for a walk or jog. They’ll benefit from the exercise too! Maybe they’ll even tire themselves out.
Adjust Your Diet
When you’re short on energy, a quick stop at the nearest fast food restaurant seems like the best way to get a quick boost. Fast food does not provide the proper nutrients your body needs. It will give your blood sugar a quick spike but will soon after leading to a crash.
Preparing healthy meals with natural sugars, complex carbs, and protein will help keep energy levels up all day long. Prep and keep healthful snacks on hand to satisfy your hunger and low energy levels while still keeping the drive-thru convenience factor. Let your children join you in the prep work. This will teach them healthy habits and will help them contribute in your home.
Even a well-balanced diet can leave your body with nutritional holes. Without supplemental help, it can be quite difficult to get all the minerals, vitamins and other nutrients you need every day. By taking high-quality supplements you are able to meet your body’s mental and physical needs. As you age and without these vital nutrients, you will start to feel more and more tired.
Your body’s cells do not produce mitochondria like they once did which explains the tired feeling you may be experiencing. Mitochondria are like your cell’s batteries and they power everything from your heart beating to cell turn over to exerting energy. With the help of diet and exercise and more so, supplements, you can boost mitochondrial production which will leave you feeling healthier and more energetic.
By adjusting these few things in your life, your energy levels will increase leaving you with lots of power to get through your busy day. Childhood goes by too quickly. Don’t miss out on your child’s because you’re feeling too tired.