Do you feel utterly exhausted even before your day begins? Due to the many stresses and strains of modern day life, this is a problem experienced by many people. Here are some simple and healthy ways to boost your energy levels that will have you feeling ready and raring to go each and every day.
- Have a big, nutritious breakfast
The best way to start your day is a healthy (in quantity and quality) breakfast. While you sleep, your body and brain are effectively fasting. So, in order to kick start both, you need to break this fast (it’s in the name). Without a nutritious, or any, breakfast you won’t have the fuel to perform mentally or physically at your best. No morning meal may also lead you to snack on unhealthy items before lunch or overeat at lunch and dinner. A healthy breakfast should consist of healthy carbs, fibre and a little protein. Whole grain carbs are super healthy and keep you feeling fuller for longer so include these as part of your healthy breakfast.
- Stop smoking
Smoking cigarettes has a draining effect on your energy. It is said that within 12 weeks of giving up smoking your blood circulation improves significantly which means you will find all physical activity much easier. When it’s easier to move around, you’ll have more energy left over and feel less tired at the end of the day. Smoking has also been linked to trouble sleeping. A better night’s sleep will have a significant improvement in your energy levels. There are many techniques you can try to help you kick the habit. Electronic cigarettes are among the most successful options. Have a look online for the best e-liquid and e-cigarettes.
- Keep moving
Although it can be tempting to slump on the sofa after a long day at work, you will actually feel more energetic if you keep moving. When we exercise, we increase the levels of certain chemicals in our body and brain that are linked with energy. Exercise also leads to a better nights sleep and sharper mental focus. Find a regular time during the day for physical activity, whether this is first thing in the morning, during your lunch break or after work.
- Drink more water
When you feel tired, sometimes this is actually your body telling you it needs water, rather than sleep. Even low-level dehydration can leave you feeling lethargic. For this reason, it is important to drink water regularly during the day and aim to consume the recommended daily amount.
- Don’t oversleep
It can be tempting to hit the snooze button on your alarm several times in the morning. However, oversleeping can actually make you feel less energetic than when you first woke up. If you have trouble getting up in the mornings, allow natural light to help you rise gently. Open your curtains and let the sunshine to fill you with energy.
It is important not to let a lack of energy get you down. As you can see, there are many healthy and simple ways you can boost your energy levels.