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5 Simple Biohacks to Boost Energy and Overcome Mental Fatigue

While chipping away at chronic stress isn’t exactly simple, there are many straightforward ways you can combat low energy and mental fatigue—in the moment and through developing healthier daily habits.

In our fast-paced world, feeling stressed, drained and mentally exhausted has become increasingly common. Persistent stress leads our body’s stress system (known as the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, or HPA axis) to remain on high alert, usually for some time. This means our bodies are constantly dealing with a cascade of stress hormones, such as cortisol . Over time, we feel both tired and wired, becoming exhausted before we even begin our days (along with experiencing other unhealthy stress-caused complications ).

Even during relatively stable times, our energy levels can naturally wax and wane. For many people, energy dips in the afternoons. One reason? Eating a pro-inflammatory, hard-to-digest breakfast or lunch. Fortunately, there are effective strategies to combat this, integrating both general wellness practices and the unique offerings of Expand Health. Here’s how:

Chill Out with Cryotherapy: Incorporating cryotherapy, which exposes the body to extremely cold temperatures, can enhance stress and fatigue management by stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system, known for its “rest and digest” functions. This activation leads to reduced stress hormones, increased endorphins, and decreased inflammation, promoting relaxation and recovery. The cold exposure triggers an anti-inflammatory response, boosts blood circulation, and accelerates toxin removal, supporting both physical and mental well-being. Cryotherapy offers a holistic approach to complement traditional stress management techniques, enhancing the body’s natural healing capabilities.

You’ll step into a chamber that exposes your body to temperatures well below freezing. But don’t worry; it’s not painful. Instead, it’s a brisk and comfortable experience. Sessions typically last only 2-3 minutes, making it a convenient addition to your wellness routine. Book a session and experience the release of endorphins. 

Incorporate Functional Mushrooms: Reishi mushroom, known for its adaptogenic properties, naturally enhances the body’s resilience to stress and mitigates its negative impacts. By supporting the parasympathetic nervous system, also referred to as the “rest and digest” system, Reishi helps to calm the body, reduce heart rate, relax muscles, and slow breathing, effectively countering the body’s stress and anxiety response. Research underscores Reishi’s potential in alleviating stress and fatigue, demonstrating its positive effects on individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome-like symptoms. 

We love KÄÄPÄ Reishi tincture. One of the best things about these mushroom tinctures is that they’re easy to use and you can simply add to drinks, smoothies, dressings, sauces, soups, stews and even desserts. Visit our online shop!

Experience the Somadome Meditation Pod: Meditation has been shown to significantly impact the brain, increasing gray matter in areas related to learning, memory, and emotion regulation. This change suggests that regular meditation practice can help manage stress more effectively and reduce mental fatigue by improving our ability to process emotions and maintain cognitive flexibility. Meditating helps filter out the internal and external “noise” and negative self-talk that can sabotage our otherwise sharp, clear perceptual acuity.

The Somadome Meditation Pod, with its guided meditations and immersive environment, supports stress reduction and mental clarity by providing a secluded space designed to deepen the meditation experience, making it easier to achieve the rejuvenating effects of meditation. Book a session and immerse yourself in a healing aura of light, color, sound, and energy.

Up the Magnesium Supplements: Magnesium (Mg2+) is crucial for brain health, playing a vital role in nerve transmission, the formation of membrane phospholipids, and the overall functioning of the central nervous system. It regulates neurotransmitter systems, supporting cognitive processes like memory, thought, and emotion regulation. Adequate magnesium levels are associated with improved mood and cognitive function, while deficiency can lead to increased irritability and stress responses. Ensuring sufficient magnesium intake, either through diet or supplements, can significantly enhance brain function and mood stability.

Including a supplement like MegaMag Calmeze in your routine supports psychological function, a healthy nervous system, and reduces tiredness and fatigue. The powdered formula allows therapeutic amounts of ingredients – difficult to achieve in tablets or capsules. Check out our online shop!

Relax in an Infrared Sauna: Sauna bathing can significantly reduce stress and fatigue by promoting the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals, which induce relaxation and improve mood. The heat from the sauna helps to relax muscles and relieve physical tension, further reducing feelings of stress. Additionally, the process of sweating in a sauna can aid in detoxifying the body, eliminating toxins that may contribute to fatigue. This combination of relaxation, muscle tension relief, and detoxification through sauna bathing offers a powerful method to combat stress and rejuvenate the body and mind.

For the best stress-reduction results, we recommend you use the sauna at least thrice weekly for six weeks. During an Infrared Sauna session at our clinic, you step into a spacious cabin, where you’ll enjoy the radiant warmth of infrared heat for 30-45 minutes. Book your healing session.

By integrating these strategies into your daily routine – some at home and some at our clinic – you can significantly improve your energy levels and mental clarity, helping you navigate life’s challenges with greater ease and vitality. Expand Health offers unique, innovative solutions that complement traditional wellness practices, providing a comprehensive approach to overcoming fatigue and enhancing overall well-being.



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