Last but certainly not least, exercising daily is one of the most surefire ways to help you feel energized and awake.
It’s no secret that working out can help you stay in shape and improve your day-to-day mood. But did you know that exercising every day can also help actually give you energy?
Exercising is a great way to improve your cardiovascular health because it helps your body pump oxygen and essential nutrients to your tissues and muscles. This process helps keep your heart and your lungs healthy and able to work effectively.
If your heart and lungs are happy and healthy, you will feel more energized! It goes without saying that the release of dopamine that exercise affects makes it that much easier to stay awake and motivated to complete daily activities.
Thus, implementing one hour of exercise into your daily routine is another great way to feel awake.
It doesn’t stop there! Another way that exercise can help you feel energized is by helping you get a good night’s sleep.
While studies have limited conclusive data on the mechanisms at work that help you fall asleep when you exercise, there is abundant research on how aerobic exercises increase the amount of “slow-wave sleep” you get each night. But what’s slow-wave sleep?
Slow-wave sleep is the third phase of your sleep cycle. In this third phase of your sleep cycle, you enter into the deepest, non-REM phase of sleep.
Research shows that when you get a sufficient amount of slow-wave sleep, you wake up feeling well-rested. This means that the more you exercise, the more slow-wave sleep you get. The more slow-wave sleep you get, the more awake you will feel every day!
As you can see, there are so many things you can do to help your body feel energized. Regulating your circadian rhythm, maintaining a healthy and consistent routine, and exercising daily all play a significant role in helping you feel awake.