Combat lethargy and that midday slump with these natural ways to boost energy.
Sometimes you just need a little jolt of energy, whether it’s to help you move in the morning or power through the end of the workday. More often than not, we opt for the wrong pick-me-up solutions. Sugar is a classic ‘energy loan shark’ that gives you a quick burst of energy but you soon feel lethargic again. Coffee may seem like an obvious instant fix, but it can actually wear us out quicker, leaving us tired in the afternoon. Instead of faux fixes, here are four easy and natural ways to nourish your body and give you a boost of energy.
If you’re feeling tired, there’s a good chance that you’re dehydrated. Almost every system in our body requires water to function properly. As a result, if you don’t have enough water, you slow down. Make sure that you have a good water supply to keep sipping throughout the day.
Take a walk.
Head outside for a 10-minute walk to wake up! Even just a few minutes of fresh air, vitamin D, and gentle exercise will have you feeling revitalized within minutes. This is a great opportunity to take your furry four-legged friend on an extra walk! They may appreciate it more than you know.
Eat for energy.
Eating the right food at the right time can help to improve your focus and energy. Opt for foods with a low glycemic index that absorb sugar slowly, helping you feel more energized. Eat plenty of whole grains, high fiber vegetables, nuts, and healthy oils such as olive oil, and avoid processed foods, red meat, and dairy products.
Stress-induced emotions consume huge amounts of energy. Talking to a friend or relative, joining a support group, or seeing a counselor can help to diffuse stress. Relaxation tricks will also help, including meditation, yoga, and adopting a positive outlook on life.
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