10 Biggest Energy Sappers to Avoid

There are various factors that can sap our energy, both physically mentally and emotionally.

Here are the biggest 10:

  1. Lack of sleep: Not getting enough sleep or experiencing poor quality sleep can significantly drain your energy levels.
  2. Stress: Chronic stress can take a toll on your energy reserves. Constant worry, anxiety, and high-pressure situations can leave you feeling physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted.
  3. Poor nutrition: A diet lacking in essential nutrients can leave you feeling fatigued and low on energy. Consuming excessive amounts of sugary and processed foods can also cause energy crashes.
  4. Sedentary lifestyle: Lack of physical activity and spending long hours sitting or being inactive can lead to reduced energy levels and overall fatigue.
  5. Dehydration: Inadequate hydration can cause fatigue and sluggishness. It’s important to drink enough water throughout the day to maintain optimal energy levels.
  6. Overworking: Working long hours without taking breaks or not allowing yourself time to rest and recharge can deplete your energy reserves over time.
  7. Negative mindset: Constantly dwelling on negative thoughts, holding grudges, or engaging in self-criticism can drain your mental energy and leave you feeling exhausted.
  8. Multitasking: Trying to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously can be mentally draining and reduce your overall productivity and energy levels.
  9. Lack of exercise: Leading a sedentary lifestyle without engaging in regular physical exercise can lead to decreased energy levels and stamina.
  10. Health conditions: Certain medical conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome, anaemia, thyroid disorders, or other underlying health issues can contribute to persistent fatigue and low energy levels. If you are constantly tired it’s worth getting checked out by your doctor.

It’s important to address these factors and adopt healthy habits to maintain and boost your energy levels. Prioritizing sleep, managing stress, maintaining a balanced diet, staying hydrated, engaging in regular exercise, and practicing self-care can all help in replenishing and preserving your energy. If you consistently feel low on energy despite making lifestyle changes, we suggest you see your doctor jut to check there are no underlying issues.

More To Explore


Men and Pilates

While women have dominated Pilates classes in the past, there is a growing swell of men taking part. Whether you’re a runner, golfer or cyclist, Pilates certainly has a place within any training regime. Pilates is all about subtlety, not speed or force. Don’t be fooled though, it’s not easy. Taking the momentum out of exercise means you work harder, tuning in to the movement and how that feels within your body. So what exactly


Why exercise is good for our mental health

Straight from our favourite book, The Joy of Movement by Kelly McGonigal PHD… “In humans, exercising three times a week for six weeks increases neutral connections among areas of the brain that calm anxiety. Regular physical activity also modifies the default state of the nervous system so that it becomes more balanced and less prone to fight, flight or fright. The latest research even suggests that lactate, the metabolic by-product of exercise that is commonly