It’s not unusual to feel run down during the holiday season. All of the preparations for the holidays like shopping and cooking can be festive but also exhausting. And your holiday preparations are added to the normal duties of your job.
Caring for your family during this season sometimes means that taking care of yourself takes a back seat. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Instead of white-knuckling your way through another holiday season, only to feel totally wiped out when it’s all over, take some concrete steps to boost your energy. It can really pay off.
Our providers at Wellness Nashville offer these suggestions for how to increase your energy levels.
Eat nutritious food
Good nutrition is the building block for health and greatly affects the way that you feel. But the busy pace of the holiday season might have you picking up fast food more than you should or relying too heavily on caffeine for extra energy.
Pay attention to how well you’re eating. Your diet should include a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables. Include plenty of water, too — especially if you rely on caffeine for the energy boost. Caffeine is dehydrating and can cause a crash when it wears off, but water provides the hydration that your cells need.
Make time to sleep
It’s easy to burn the candle at both ends when you’re trying to fit several more activities into an already busy day. You may find yourself going to bed late and waking up early just to get everything done. But you’ll probably feel more run down than you would if you got enough sleep.
Take advantage of the shorter and colder days, which make you want to sleep. Good sleep is essential for maintaining your energy levels since it repairs your body on the cellular level.
Get some exercise
It might seem impossible to find time to exercise when you’re already doing so much because of the holidays. But exercise is another big part of boosting your energy levels, and the good news is that you don’t need to spend hours in the gym to see benefits.
Even taking a walk around the block (or around the mall while shopping for holiday gifts) can provide major benefits. Just to build some activity into your day, even if it’s only in 10-minute increments.
Try NAD therapy
NAD therapy is another way to boost your energy levels. NAD stands for nicotinamide adenine nucleotide, and it’s a compound that your body naturally produces. NAD plays a role in both metabolism and energy. But one problem is that your NAD levels decline as you get older.
Other things can also deplete your NAD levels, many of which are common habits during the holidays. Some of these factors include the following:
- Lack of exercise
- Poor nutrition
- Hormonal changes
- Use of drugs or alcohol
Fortunately, we offer NAD BR+™ therapy to boost your NAD levels. By adding NAD through an IV drip, we restore the proper amount of NAD that your body’s cells need to function properly.
When your NAD levels are optimal and your cells are functioning properly, you naturally have more energy and less fatigue. You can go into the holiday season feeling like you’re firing on all cylinders, with all the energy you need to meet the extra demands on your time.
If you would like to get NAD supplementation, we offer it in our Franklin, Tennessee, office. Call our office today or request a no-cost consultation online.