During quarantine and the beginning of the school year, I was noticing that I did not have much energy throughout the day. So I went online, as everyone does now, and researched ways to improve daily energy. I found a few websites with some recommendations on what I could do to improve my daily energy. I was able to narrow it down to two articles and took the advice that seemed the most do-able.
From the first article, the main recommendation I walked away with was to get more sleep. The more and better you sleep, the more energized you are throughout the day. There is a limit to how much sleep is beneficial without being counterproductive. The recommended amount of sleep you should get is around 7 hours. The article also recommended ways on how to fall asleep easier. The easiest one is the article said, “….you can try winding down from your day with relaxing behaviors before bed. This could be taking time to have a bath, reading a book, or getting into bed half an hour earlier than usual.”
From the second article, the most plausible recommendation for my current situation is to get more exercise. Because Swim season is starting up again, it is going to be no problem getting in daily exercise. Not only will I be reaching the daily goal but I will be far surpassing it. The article states that “Exercising 30 minutes a day for at least 3 days each week benefits all bodily systems while facilitating high-quality sleep, which in turn will increase energy levels.” After swimming for just one week I have noticed a significant change in my daily energy levels.Tags: Covid 19 daily energy mental health physical needs student health