Low On Energy? Try This

Young woman doing sport exercises indoor at homeYou ever have those days when you can’t seem to get off the couch? How about when a few of them string together?

Energy is interesting. It can come and go without rhyme or reason, but building it back up may be counterintuitive.


The truth is that sometimes the best way to increase energy is to use some. Especially when you don’t think you have any.

For example, last Sunday, I was having a classic lazy Sunday. It was really hot outside, and I was in and out of naps all day. The hours on the sofa were adding up until, out of nowhere, my partner turned to me and said, “put your shoes on. We’re going out.”

She’d had enough of my laziness.

It was the best suggestion. A few minutes after leaving the house, my heart started to pump, the blood started to move, and the next thing you know, I was energized to go get something to eat, run errands, and crank out a 90-minute walk. When we got home, the energy continued to flow.

That little bit of exercise completely altered the trajectory of my day and how I felt. The thing is, it felt like I didn’t have the energy to do it.


But that’s how energy works – you need a little spark to create it. Being active fuels energy, and being sedentary promotes laziness and the feeling that you don’t have any energy, yet the reality is that it just needs to be tapped.

So, if you’re feeling zapped but have been sitting down for a few hours or days, the best way to turn things around could be to get out and get active.

Try to schedule some activity every day and do it no matter how you feel. You’ll likely notice that your energy levels will become consistently higher, and you’ll feel a lot better.

Author Bio

About eight years ago, Mat Lecompte had an epiphany. He’d been ignoring his health and suddenly realized he needed to do something about it. Since then, through hard work, determination and plenty of education, he has transformed his life. He’s changed his body composition by learning the ins and outs of nutrition, exercise, and fitness and wants to share his knowledge with you. Starting as a journalist over 10 years ago, Mat has not only honed his belief system and approach with practical experience, but he has also worked closely with nutritionists, dieticians, athletes, and fitness professionals. He embraces natural healing methods and believes that diet, exercise and willpower are the foundation of a healthy, happy, and drug-free existence.