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Answered By Larson Rett


Sometimes during training I find myself really tired all the time. How can I keep my energy up without spending my allowance at Starbucks?


1) Get a proper amount of sleep: The optimal amount of sleep per night is eight hours. The need can be even higher for children during growth spurts. Try not to watch T.V., read, drink caffeine, or exercise right before you go to sleep. Stimulating your brain close to your bedtime can keep you awake. 2) Stay on a schedule: It is important to get on a consistent schedule for those eight hours. Going to bed and waking up at the same time every day is just as important as the number of hours you sleep. 3) Adjust your diet: Try to increase your fruit and vegetable intake from organic sources, and lower your intake of foods that are high in saturated fats and cholesterol. This will increase nutrient and vitamin levels. Having an insufficient amount of vitamins can make you feel tired and weak. 4) Eat smaller meals: Eating smaller meals will help your internal furnace burn at a consistent rate. Your metabolism may increase, because smaller meals reduce fluctuation in blood glucose and insulin levels, which allows you to burn fat right after eating. 5) Exercise consistently: Exercising through programs such as Velocity Sports Performance multiple times a week can raise hormonal levels, which in turn can provide great energy levels. It also helps your body fall asleep faster, giving you more energy for the next day. 6) Drink plenty of water: Every cell function in your body occurs in a water-based environment, and when your body lacks enough water this slows cellular reactions that are essential for energy. Water is also crucial for sports participation - dehydration of only 2-3% can affect performance by lowering muscle force production and muscle force endurance.

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