5 NATURAL ENERGY LIFTERS
With Summer over, the nights getting shorter and work load not decreasing, we can often start to feel more tired than usual. We all aim to catch up on the weekends, with tasks we didn’t get around too Yes, pounding endless energy drinks is an option, but aren’t we all looking for a healthy way to stay alert, energized?
Water is the most natural energy lifter. Dehydration can leave you feeling drained and fatigued. So, fueling up on more water could be an instant energy boost.
Green tea can boost your energy levels, most likely thanks to the natural caffeine it contains, but unlike coffee or black tea (which also include caffeine) it’s not a diuretic so you are remaining hydrated while consuming it! Which can help your energy levels stay stable.
Lots of people stop exercising because they feel “too tired” or “don’t have enough energy”. But exercising causes your body to release epinephrine and norepinephrine, stress hormones that in modest amounts can make you feel energized. Even adding a brisk walk to your morning commute is a good start!
Restrict Your Sleep
If you think you’re not getting enough sleep, try getting less sleep. Yes, we know, that sounds odd, but keep reading. determining how much sleep you actually need can reduce the time you spend in bed not sleeping. This in theory should make it easier to fall asleep and promote a more restful night’s sleep in the long run.
How to do it: The first night, go to bed later than normal and get just four hours of sleep. If you feel that you slept well during that four-hour period, add another 15–30 minutes of sleep the next night. As long as you're sleeping soundly the entire time you're in bed, slowly keep adding sleep on successive nights.
Eat For Energy
Approaching food this way, can reduce your perception of fatigue because your brain needs a steady supply of nutrients. So, it’s better to eat small meals throughout the day than 3 large ones, choosing high protein nutritious snacks throughout the day will boost your energy levels, and stop you from crashing mid-morning or mid-afternoon. Foods with low glycemic index- which sugars are slowly absorbed - will help with stabilizing your energy levels also.