4 Ways to Boost Your Energy This Spring

If you’re feeling as though your energy has been zapped, you are definitely not alone. Living with a global pandemic for over a year now has been especially tiring, both mentally and physically. And with the switch to Daylight Savings Time, your biological clock may still be completely out of whack. So, today seems a good time for Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, to discuss various ways to put the spring back in your step right now.

  1. Resolve your foot pain. Any kind of foot pain can prevent you from participating in your favorite activities. So the longer you put off fixing your feet issues, the more attached to the couch you’ll become. In many cases, low energy is a product of ankle or foot pain, but you can break the cycle by making an appointment with your podiatrist for help with fixing nagging problems that limit your activities, such as heel pain, ankle pain, nerve pain, ingrown toenails, fungal problems, bunions, and feet that regularly itch, burn, or swell. 


  1. Commit to an exercise program. After you resolve your foot issues, start jogging, playing tennis, walking, or whatever activity you love. Endless studies show that exercise directly affects your energy level and improves your cardiovascular health. That makes it a better alternative than downing an energy drink or drinking that additional cup of coffee.


  1. Consider changing your diet. What and how much you eat greatly affects your level of energy. Some things your doctor might recommend are eating more frequent smaller meals, avoiding sugary foods and simple carbohydrates, and increasing your protein intake with each meal.


  1. Sleep more. Sleep rejuvenates your body. Your blood pressure goes down, the hormones that control your hunger balance out, and your muscles have a chance to repair themselves. On the other hand, a lack of sleep makes you more likely to overeat, and less likely to find the motivation to exercise, and have a grumpy disposition.

We hope the recent arrival of spring provides a boost to your optimism and energy!

If you are experiencing any issues with your feet, contact the office of  Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA today at (425) 455-0936 to schedule your next appointment.

Dr. Hubert Lee

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