5 Ways to Get More Energy Naturally (Hint: Not Food)
Written by: Isabela Malatrasi
Looking for new ways to get a “pep in your step?”
When feeling a lack of energy, most people look to the foods they eat for help...
But even those who have a healthy and balanced diet can still have low energy or feel unproductive.
That’s because our body is like a battery that needs to be charged — and this feeling of energy can come from different sources.
In the documentary “Supercharged,” director Harry Massey shares his story of recovery as someone who once suffered from severe chronic fatigue syndrome, which left him bed-ridden for more than 7 long years...
Alongside well-known biohackers like David Asprey, Ben Greenfield, and Wim Hof… Harry explores readily available natural sources to energize yourself.
In this article, we’re going to share 5 helpful tips from this doc about finding natural sources of energy 👇
1. Structured Water
Staying hydrated is one of the most important things for your health.
Some researchers claim that drinking — or being in contact with — structured water could be a good source of energy.
But what is structured water?
This crystalline type of H20, is like “the fourth phase of water” - somewhere between liquid and solid.
(And no, I'm not talking about a snow cone or slurpee 😉 )
Some believe it’s healthier than tap or filtered water because it holds more energy, like a battery…
And that consuming or being in contact with this water could help you increase your energy levels.
They say it could improve health in a number of ways… such as improving concentration, memory, digestion, mood, sleep, blood pressure, and more.
A few easy ways to access structured water is:
Drinking water sourced from pure mountain springs, glacier melts, or other untouched sources.
Exposing your water to sunlight
Going swimming in the ocean or in a river
2. Cold Exposure
Exposing the body to cold temperatures is 1 of the 3 pillars of Wim "The Iceman" Hof’s health method (the other 2 are breathing & commitment/mindset).
The Dutchman is famous for his love of cold exposure and believes it may help to activate healing and increase performance in our bodies.
It could help to correct hormone levels, generate internal heat to assist in fat loss, or improve your sleep quality, focus, and immune response.
Getting started can be simple:
You can turn the cold water on in your shower for a quick 30 second stint... or even do the same thing in an ice tube...
Then from there you can build up your tolerance to spend more time in the cold.
As with all the ideas mentioned here, it’s important to consult your doctor before getting started.
3. Circadian Rhythm and Light
“In our modern life, we are more connected to technology than nature, which makes us disconnected from our natural circadian rhythms.” - From Supercharged
Our circadian rhythm is like our body’s internal clock that helps us go to sleep, and wake up, in healthy cycles.
With new artificial light surrounding us constantly, we need ways to integrate technology with our important sleep routine in a good way.
Here’s a few ideas:
Avoid technology after the sun goes down (or if you can't - wear blue light blocking glasses)
Turn off the wifi while not using it
Go outside (in nature if possible) at sunrise and sunset to expose your naked eyes to surrounding natural sunlight & get the sun’s essential nutrients
These things might help our body to stay in tune with our natural cycles, which could bring huge benefits to our physiology.
Another way to “charge” your body is by drawing up negatively charged electrons into our body.
For example, we tend to feel good when walking barefoot on the sand… but why?
Because through the ground’s static charge, you can absorb elections from the Earth’s surface.
It may sound strange but we can use that balancing energy to boost our well-being.
Here's some natural ways to "absorb" energy from the planet:
Walk barefoot on the sand, grass, or even on the concrete
Go rock climbing
Jump into the ocean
Note: If you can’t go out... or you're away from nature in a big city…
You can still use this type of biohack with grounding sheets and mats to help create an electrical connection between your body and the earth
Many think that exercise is like a pill that you take at some point in the day… and then you have a “free pass” to do nothing for the rest of the remaining hours.
However, it’s important to keep moving all day long for proper blood and energy flow.
In other words: Keep moving! 🏃♀️🏃♂️
To do this, you can engage in low-level physical activity like walking or stretching during the day...
And if you really want to enhance performance, mix in some intense bursts of functional movement, like high intensity interval training (HIIT).
If your routine does not allow you to go outside easily, you can try to take exercise breaks during the day:
In your home or office, you can do things like jump-squats or push ups to help keep your movement up.
Try this to to feel more energy (and even avoid potential cardiovascular problems).
There are plenty of ways to feel more energy naturally.
If you end up trying one of the methods above, let us know how it goes!