As winter rolls away, people start to think about getting back outside and enjoying more active pursuits. If you are finding yourself sluggish after spending too much time inside, then here are some easy and natural ways to boost your energy. 

Drink more water

Even mild dehydration can lead to fatigue, tiredness and a lack of physical and mental energy. Try keeping a water bottle on your desk at work to start encouraging you to reach for plain water instead of other beverages. If you find it hard to drink water, why not choose a water bottle with an infuser section which allows you to have some water with an extra flavour such as fruit or tasty vegetables such as cucumber. 

Increase your intake of fruit and vegetables

A lot of people don't have the recommended 2 fruit and 5 vegetables each day, especially in winter when the available selection of fresh fruit and vegetables is lower. The combination of not getting enough of the vitamins and minerals you need, as well as a lower amount of fibre, can make people feel sluggish and low in energy.  As the weather warms up, it's a good idea to amp up your fresh food intake with salads, smoothies and delicious stir-fries. Try to get some fruit and vegetables into each meal so that by the end of each day you've had all of the food you need. 

Spend enough time resting and repairing

One of the simplest ways to increase your energy can be simply to get enough sleep. People often struggle with unwinding after a busy day and struggle to get enough sleep to wake up feeling truly revived and refreshed. While you need to leave enough time for sleep, many people also benefit from spending some time resting and reflecting, such as a scheduled opportunity for meditation or relaxation exercises each day. It can also be useful to have some breathers built into your day, such as taking a break from your desk at lunchtime to give you a mental break. This can help to maximise your physical and mental energy levels in a natural way. 

If you try these simple steps but still want some extra idea on how to increase your energy in a natural way, it can make sense to talk to a natural healthcare practitioner. They can review your diet, health and lifestyle and give some specific advice to improve your energy.