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Wondering How to Have More Energy After 60? Try These 6 Ideas.

Sixty and Me - 6 Completely Natural Ways to Improve Your Energy Level After 60
Margaret Manning

As women over 60, we often talk a lot about how positive and optimistic we feel about life, how excited we are to experience this next stage of our journeys, and how much we still want to accomplish and contribute in the world… but do you ever just feel really, really tired?

As we age, our bodies go through a variety of hormonal and physical changes. Over the course of our lives, we might have had children, had surgeries, gained and lost weight, suffered sports injuries, and even faced (and overcome) life-threatening illnesses.

It’s true that some women over 60 still feel just as spry and healthy and energetic as they did 30 years ago, but others might find themselves feeling rather tired – more interested in going to bed early than conquering the world. Wherever you fall on the spectrum of feeling energized (or not), here are a few tips for how to have more energy after 60:

Get Enough Sleep

In our busy, hyper-connected modern world, most people do not get enough sleep. Sleep deprivation causes many people to feel drowsy, distracted and “blah” throughout the day. If you want to feel more energized, one of the best ways is to make sure you’re getting enough sleep. This article in has some great ideas to help you track your sleep and feel more rested.

Drink More Water

Are you drinking enough water? Staying well hydrated is one of the best ways to promote healthy metabolism. According to, drinking 500 ml of water per day helps increase metabolic rate by 30%. If you work at a desk job, try to drink a glass of water each hour, just to stay mentally focused and give yourself an excuse to get up and take mini-breaks during the day.

Do Strength Training

Resistance exercise, a.k.a. “lifting weights” or exercising with rubber bands such as TRX, is one of the best ways for women over 60 to boost their energy levels. The reason: as our bodies get older, strength training can help us build muscle mass and maintain our muscle strength – and since muscle burns more calories, being stronger makes our bodies more efficient, and this effect carries over into our overall sense of energy and well being. We don’t have to get weaker as we get older. Studies have shown that strength training for people over 60 is one of the most important ways to stay healthy and active longer than ever before.

Take Your Vitamins

Vitamins aren’t just for children. There are many vitamins and nutrition supplements that can help women over 60 improve metabolism and help you feel energized. Taking the right herbs and nutrition supplements can also help you achieve better digestion and a better balance of nutrients in your system.

Eat Smaller, More Often

One of the best ways to stay energized is to be a “grazer” who eats smaller, more frequent meals. When you think about it, there’s no reason why people have to eat 3 big meals per day. Many other cultures have very different meal schedules. Eating 3 big meals per day can often cause people’s blood sugar to fluctuate too much throughout the day – leaving you feeling alternately starving and stuffed. Try eating 6 small meals instead of 3 big ones, and see how you feel. Having a more regular infusion of calories throughout the day (but in smaller quantities at each dining occasion) might help you feel a more consistent sense of energy.

Snack on Protein

Many women over 60 could boost their energy levels by changing the way they snack during the day. Avoid carbohydrates during your snacks – they tend to burn fast and leave you feeling hungry. Instead, snack on protein-rich foods like nuts, yogurt or low-fat chicken and turkey. Here is a list of ideas for protein-rich snacks to keep you feeling fueled throughout the day.

What do you do to have more energy as a woman over 60? What have you tried (supplements, snacks, exercise routines) that works better for you after age 60 than it used to a few years ago? Please add your thoughts in the comments section below.



Looking for even more healthy lifestyle tips, please check out this video.

DisclaimerThis article is for informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before doing anything described in this article.

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  1. I am 79 and still have plenty of energy. Just have to pace myself.

  2. Many times I have to pull back the breaks.

  3. I eat small meals during the day and start with a yogurt every morning, if I work that day I have a yogurt on my break. I drink a lot of water, take my vitamins, usually get plenty of sleep and I have lots of energy.

  4. At 68 I am still very energetic most of the time. But I know that it’s ok if I feel like taking it easy sometime. I don’t have to live at full speed now in my life, and that’s good!

  5. How does any of us “Ladies” keep the “belly” from growing! Since Meno, I have this awful hormone belly! Nothing seems to shrink it!!!

  6. Good article.

  7. istina

  8. Mental attitude…..Life is good. Walking, sports such as golfing and curling and also working out helps me. I also get enough sleep.

  9. i go to zumba dancing every friday morning with a load of ladies

  10. … thx for the tips on snacking… :)

  11. Well working is the best tonic for your body and mind!

  12. I practice Qigong…..keeps me happy and healthy :-)

  13. Sometimes I have a real problem getting up in the morning. Several deep breaths, as deep as I can, help get the blood flowing and cleaner air into my lungs. It really helps.

  14. In the middle of a horrible cold … boy, could I use some energy now!

  15. prebiotics are good for me

  16. I practice swimming once a week and take short walks.Drink Ensure helps me a lot.

  17. Keep active and eat a healthy diet. Eating too much sugar (and there is a lot of it hidden in our food) will make you very tired. Meditation and gratitude for blessings help me stay positive because sadness is exhausting.

  18. I have been drinking apple cider vinegar, hot water and a minute amount of a sweetener three times a day. No pain in my shoulder for arthritis and a great pick me up.

  19. Going to exercise at the gym pool.

  20. Just eating a healthy diet and I agree that extra water gives me great boost also a daily walk helps me.

  21. Nature walks, classical music, and sweet naps help me.

  22. You can be old at thirty and young at seventy just keep playing and remember your inner child xx

  23. What great ideas. Thanks.

  24. sharing

  25. exercise definitely gives me energy

  26. I always forget the vitamins

  27. Great reminders. And to share!

  28. Luv these simple tips… know them yes, but great to be reminded ♡