It’s a common saying heard mostly from adults as they watch kids running around being kids . . . “If only I had that kind of energy. Imagine all of the things I could get done!” Does it seem as though becoming older means losing vast reserves of energy? Do you find yourself dreading the afternoon slump, or berating yourself for running out of steam long before you’ve accomplished everything on your to-do list for the day? If it seems a little coincidental, too, that as we age we lose both our natural levels of Human Growth Hormone and our energy, it isn’t. Low HGH and low energy levels are related. Never fear, though, there’s plenty you can do to get back that youthful energy so you can do more and feel better!
Many people already know the correlation between HGH and better energy levels. You’ll often hear those that take HGH supplements talk about the benefits, such as healthier skin, better muscle tone, and often, more energy than they had when they were younger! In fact, one survey by the Life Extension Institute and the Medical College of Wisconsin, consisting of 212 people who received HGH therapy, reported that over a span of three to six months, participants revealed that their energy levels had improved by as much as 84%, while their attitude and emotions also became more positive!
It’s possible to have more energy by supplementing with HGH, but there’s more you can do to help feel your most energetic. The foods you eat play a big role in how much energy you have, and eating the right foods can fuel your body longer and help your body produce more natural HGH. We’re not talking a sugar rush, in fact, that’s one of the worst things you can do if you’re feeling low on energy. The sugar will give you a temporary spike, but the ensuing crash will be far worse than the slight slump you felt in the first place! Instead, choose healthy energy boosters like almonds, cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cabbage, sweet potatoes, blueberries, eggs, salmon, and beef.
Working out can help increase your energy levels, which in turn makes you more likely to keep working out. Not only will your energy increase, but you’ll feel less stress, and be more positive mentally, too. Another obvious way to increase your energy is to get enough sleep. An added bonus to better sleep is that your body will be able to produce more HGH on its own when you fall asleep and stay asleep consistently. Some other not so obvious ways to check your energy levels include dealing with anger or stress, where large amounts of either can drain you, get more magnesium as a deficiency can lower energy, and drink plenty of water because a hydrated body is a healthy body.
Making some slight changes and paying attention to when your energy feels low can help you increase your energy and soon you, too, will be feeling more energetic than you did when you were younger!