If you’re feeling zapped of energy, you’re not alone. We’ve been enduring the global pandemic for over a year now, and it’s tiring, both physically and mentally. And the recent switch to Daylight Savings Time might have thrown your biological clock out of whack. So, it seems a good time to talk about various ways to put a spring back in your step.
First things first: fix your foot pain.
It can stop you from participating in your favorite activities. And the more you put off fixing your feet, the more affixed to the couch you become. Low energy can very much be a product of foot or ankle pain, so break the cycle by making an appointment with expert podiatrists Craig B. Frey and Dr. Meghan L. Oltmann. We can help you fix nagging problems that prevent you from getting around, such as bunions, heel pain, nerve pain, ingrown toenails, fungal problems, ankle pain, and feet that regularly burn, itch, or become swollen. Contact us online or call (440) 903-1041.
Commit to an exercise program.
After you fix your feet, start walking, jogging, playing tennis, or whatever activity you love. Countless studies show exercise has a direct effect on your energy level. Exercise also improves your cardiovascular health – so it’s a better alternative than reaching for an energy drink or that extra cup of coffee.
Talk to your doctor about changing your diet.
What you eat and how much you eat both greatly affect your energy level. Some things your doctor might recommend are eating smaller, more frequent meals, avoiding simple carbohydrates and sugary foods, and increasing your protein intake at each meal.
Get more sleep.
When you sleep, your body rejuvenates. Your blood pressure goes down, your muscles have a chance to repair themselves, and the hormones that control your hunger balance out. Lack of sleep makes you grumpy, more apt to overeat, and less likely to find the motivation to exercise.
All of us at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland hope that the recent arrival of spring here in Portage, Geauga, Cuyahoga, and Summit Counties boosts your energy and optimism!