The holidays are finally over for some of us and if your schedule is anything like mine, its back to work almost immediately after long hours of travelling.

6 Back-To-Work Energy Replenishment Tips

Your energy is depleted, and you’re showing it in a number of ways. Maybe your energy is poor, you get sick easily, or your digestion is acting a little dodgy. The good news is there are some things that you can do about it using the principles of acupuncture and Chinese medicine.

Eat Good Food

Your energy is made from the food you eat, and if you’re trying to fuel yourself by going through the drive-up window, eating packaged foods, and living on sweets, your body is going to rebel. So start giving your body something it can work with to build your energy stores.

Think about lean proteins, whole grains (ideally sprouted), lots of locally grown vegetables, and local fruits. Specific foods that enhance Qi include root vegetables, such as yams and sweet potatoes, along with pumpkins and squash, legumes (beans), some nuts and seeds, and most vegetables.

Pay Attention To Your Digestion

You can eat the healthiest food in the world, but if you can’t digest it well, it won’t help you. Cut out any foods that disagree with you, and choose those that are more easily digested. These include foods that are cooked, such as soups, stews, and stir fried meals. For many people with digestive issues, lots of raw vegetables and fruits only make things worse.

Breathe Right

Along with what you eat, Qi is also made from the air you breathe. While it’s not something most people think about because they’re doing it all the time, deep and cleansing breaths can improve your energy. Take a few minutes each day to take a deep breath, open your chest as you breathe in, hold for five seconds and release slowly until your lungs are empty. Repeat this sequence for five or six breaths.

Check Your Posture

You can’t breathe properly or digest well if you’re slumped over a keyboard or folded into a couch.

If you have to sit, make sure that you’re seated up straight. Proper posture is invaluable for proper balance in the body.

Rest And Rejuvenate

It’s difficult to build up your Qi if you’re working a 70 hour week, studying constantly, or caring for others 24/7.

Take time each day to rejuvenate mentally and spiritually. This may be as simple as taking a walk, reading a book, or spending time with a sympathetic friend.

Get Enough Sleep

Seven to eight hours a night is ideal. If you struggle with insomnia, get some help. Acupuncture is one of the best ways to deal with insomnia, whether chronic or acute.

6 Back-To-Work Energy Replenishment Tips
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