Did you include staying active in your new year resolutions?

Staying active is one way to regain youthful energy and be more present at the moment.

Here are seven tips that can help increase your energy and drive you towards a more active lifestyle in this new year:

👉Get up and move: The saying “exercise is good for the body” should never be underestimated. With the stressors of work and relationships, getting up and moving can provide a healthy detox. Exercising and being active for even a mere 20 minutes a day can add years to your life span.

👉Drink more water: Drinking more water keeps the energy level flowing and stress levels down. When dehydrated, the water content in your blood diminishes and your body struggles to carry the nutrients throughout your body.

👉Go outside, get some air: Going for a walk is one of the easiest ways to feel refreshed instantly. The fresh air can improve your overall well-being. After going for a walk and returning back indoors to your office or work, you’ll feel a rejuvenated sense of energy and will be even more productive. 

👉Laugh more: When you laugh, your oxygen level increases, endorphins are released, and positive emotions are felt.  Laughing also builds confidence and self-esteem while increasing our creativity and suppressing negative thoughts.  

👉Take a power nap to reenergize: A 10 to 60-minute power nap can help our body to seriously recharge. Naps help build alertness and raise our energy, helping us get through the rest of the day. It’s definitely a top tip to stay active—although it requires no activity at all!

👉Watch your diet: If you want to increase your energy throughout the day without this adverse effect, opt for more nutritious choices. Eggs, whole grains, oatmeal, chicken, beans, walnuts, fatty fish, berries, dark chocolate, vegetables, and fruit are the healthiest choices and the most consistent energy boosters.