Fatigue-fighting tips to help you power through your day. Try one, two, or all 9 tips to boost your energy levels naturally!
1. Avoid Added Sugar
Sugar has many different forms and we are consuming more now than ever before. You should try not to eat more than 30g of sugar per day. Sugar offers no nutrients, no protein, and no healthy fats. It stresses the liver, increases bad cholesterol, creates an addictive response in the brain, and can cause energy spikes – resulting in energy crashes.
2. Stay Hydrated
Dehydration can leave you feeling fatigued and drained. Eat foods that contain a high water content or try to get your eight glasses a day. People often mistake thirstiness for hunger, so have a glass of water before you chow down.
3. Start Socializing
Social situations can help generate energy as it requires willpower, focus, and effort. Positive, energetic friends can give you that boost of energy you need. Sometimes a good friend is better than a cup of coffee.
4. Eat A Balanced Diet
Diet has a direct connection to available energy. A diet that is full of junk food and processed sugars won’t give you the lasting energy you require. Getting a high level of complex carbs, proteins, and healthy fats can prevent fatigue and build bigger energy reserves. Oh, and don’t skip breakfast!
5. Sleep Some More
Sleep can improve memory, curb inflammation, spur creativity, and sharpen attention. It’s recommended you get 8 to 9 hours of sleep per night. However, poor quality of sleep can ruin your chances for the energy you desire. Cut back on caffeine right before bed – food too!
6. Move Around
You shouldn’t be sitting around all day long. Take time to stretch, walk around, and refresh your mind. Working too long without breaks will drain the life out of you. To remind you to get up and move, we recommend setting an alarm on your phone to go off every thirty minutes
7. Limit Alcohol Intake
Alcohol can rob you of energy by making you feel drowsy or lethargic. Its sedative effects can also ruin a good night of sleep – making you more tired the next day. Reducing your alcohol intake can reduce anxiety, improve self-esteem, increase energy, and help you lose weight.
8. Avoid Smoking
Smoking is an awful habit that increases your chances of suffering from chronic fatigue and increased stress over time. The effects of nicotine are short-lived and the increased energy levels will crash very quickly. Low energy isn’t the only negative effect of smoking either…
9. Reduce Stress Levels
Continued stress can throw off neurotransmitters in the brain, decrease thyroid hormones, lower intelligence, and cause chronic inflammation. Learning to relieve stress leads to increased energy, mood, and performance.