PHOENIX -- Are you struggling with low energy? You're not alone. The energy-drink industry is proof of that.
Dr. Asa Andrew explained three of the most common reasons for low energy and shared some things you can do to give yourself a boost -- without caffeine.
Top reasons for low energy
- Adrenal fatigue (low functioning adrenal glands)
- Nutritional deficiencies (poor diet, fast food, food allergies)
- Emotional or physical stress
Ways to increase energy
1. Get blood work done with your doctor
2.Eat more fat!
- Nuts, avocados, fish oil
- Increases energy levels
- Supports healthy hormones
"Fats don't make you fat," Andrew said. "We need the [good] fats."
3. Exercise 30 minutes a day, five days a week
- Proven to raise energy levels
4. Consider supplementing with vitamin B5 and vitamin C
- Supports adrenal gland health
5.Get some R and R
- Take one full day of rest every week and do minimal activity; just hang out
- Remove toxic relationships from your life
Known as America's Health and Lifestyle Coach®, Asa Andrew, MD, is a national best-selling author, radio and TV host, and founder of Diagnosis HOPE, a nonprofit dedicated to health education and supporting the uninsured. For more information visit www.DrAsa.com.