Natural ways to boost your energy
2nd April 2019 / Health
Natural ways to boost your energy
It’s 3pm and the post-lunch, afternoon slump is rearing its sleepy head. Instead of reaching for that quick sugary, fizzy, caffeinated fix, why not try a more natural way of getting energised? As tempting as a quick (and tasty) energy boost may be, these choices will almost certainly not be the most health-friendly habits and after an initial energy burst can give way to even more tiredness and unfocus.
De-stress and offload!
Feeling stressed is draining - emotionally and physically. The physiological process of being stressed uses huge amounts of energy and puts a tremendous strain on our bodies. If you feel like you are being overworked or are spreading yourself too thinly, take a step back and prioritise your tasks. Try different ways to diffuse your stress. Try talking with friends and family, seeing a therapist or getting lost in a good book. Different people deal with stress differently but however you do it, lightening your workload can really make a difference to improve your energy levels - less energy spent on stress means more energy for other things!
It may seem a little counterintuitive but exercising and getting up and out from your desk, office, house or wherever you are can do wonders for your energy levels. Exercising (this could even include going for a brisk walk) causes an increase in your heart rate, release of excitatory stress hormones as well as a surge of endorphins. In modest amounts these stress hormones can work to raise your energy levels and help you to feel more energised, focused and ready to get on with your afternoon.
Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate. Have we said it enough times? Water really is the answer to all your problems (almost). Our bodies are made up of over 60% water and water is required for the function of all your cells and vital organs. It comes as no surprise that one of the first signs of dehydration is tiredness and fatigue. Start your day with a tall glass of water with some added lemon. Not only will this help wake you up but it will also kickstart your metabolism and have you raring to go.
Eat for energy!
Instead of eating three large, heavy and filling meals that require a surge of energy to digest, why not try eating small and often? By swapping your classical three mealtimes for a more flexible approach of smaller, more manageable meals and snacks every few hours you metabolism is kept active and your body is continuously fuelled. With your brain receiving a constant supply of energy your perception of fatigue is reduced and you have more energy to face the day.
It is important to remember here that these snacks are meant to be small and healthy. Swapping a home cooked meal at lunch for 3 servings of salted nuts or some biscuits is not a healthy alternative and you should always listen to your body - eat when you are hungry and not until you are uncomfortably full.
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