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During some of the days (sometimes most of the days) we feel that our energy is waning and our enthusiasm is fizzling. Getting up for work might be turning into more of a chore than you’d like and you’re finding it increasingly difficult to commit to your fitness goals But the reality is, you need to keep your body and mind sharp if you want to keep yourself happy and satisfied.
When this low energy drags you down, sure you can reach to a candy bar, cup of coffee, or energy drink for a lift. The sugar and caffeine might give you an immediate pick-me-up, but after that quick high wears off, you'll crash and feel even more drained and that's not the only (or even the most effective) way to increase your energy levels.
In this Article you will find 10 wonder ways to pick you up. They won’t give you the jitters or coffee-stained teeth.
Eat your breakfast. People who eat breakfast every morning report less fatigue and stress than people who skip it. High-fiber foods, like hot oatmeal, stick with you longer than a sweet roll or pastry. As the day wears on, they'll prevent you from getting hungry (hunger can lead to low energy). “The fiber, protein, and fat take longer to digest and provide sustained energy. Swapping out your daily cappuccino for a spinach and kale mix is one way to give you a nutrient boost but also keeping you going for longer.
Breathe in. Some studies have found that yoga, which uses various postures and deep breathing for exercise and meditation, can be an excellent fatigue fighter. Often your fatigue is caused by stress levels. One way to avoid that and to increase your energy in the process, is to take a few minutes out and breath. Inhaling deeply into your stomach before a long exhalation will calm your mind and body down.
Belt out your favourite tune. Singing gives you a kind of emotional high while it reduces levels of stress hormones in your body.
Further, there’s a reason you can’t work out without your favorite tunes. Research consistently shows that people instinctually synchronize their movements and expressions to music. So play some upbeat, energetic songs, and you’ll automatically feel that way yourself, says Walker. (If you manage to bust out a few dance moves, even better, she says.)
Have a drink of H2O. One of the biggest indicators of lethargy or low energy is that you are dehydrated. Dehydration can leave you feeling drained and fatigued. “Because water aids in both body regulation and brain function, it is also closely related to balancing out our moods. The walk to the water cooler will also help you wake up.
Grab a handful of nuts. Handful of almonds or peanuts are full of magnesium and folate (folic acid). These nutrients are essential for energy and cell production. Consuming these nutrients will keep your spirits up.
Get moving or Step into nature. The fact is exercise is a natural energy booster, because whenever you do it, oxygen-rich blood surges through your body to your heart, muscles, and brain. Even 10mins of exercise will help keep your energy levels at their peak. Walking outside increases energy levels even more than indoor walking. Work out or sit on a bench; all it takes to increase your energy and feelings of vitality is to be outside
Have some Solar Power. People are truly solar-powered. Research suggests that just a few minutes of walking outside on a warm, clear day may enhance mood, memory, and the ability to absorb new information. Going outside can even improve your self-esteem. If you absolutely can't get out, at least open the shades. A research shows that people are more energetic and alert after having been exposed to bright light.
Have a bite. Your brain needs fuel to function at its best. When your blood sugar level drops, your mind will start running on fumes and will feel fuzzy as a result. So if your head is starting to droop, eat a snack that will give you enough energy to take you through the rest of the afternoon. Snacks that combine protein with slow-burning carbs -- like banana slices with peanut butter, or granola with fresh berries -- are best for maintaining your blood sugar levels over the long term. Sprinkle on some chia seeds: add them to a salad or a yoghurt for a burst of Vitamin B, fibre and protein
Hang out with upbeat friends. Emotions are surprisingly contagious. People who are constantly negative and down can sap your energy, while those who are always up and excited can give you a real lift.
Fantasize about your partner : Thinking about your lover can give you a jolt of energy, per research from University of Western Ontario in Canada. While working with 183 men and women, scientists found that thinking about their current partners increased their blood-sugar levels and, thus, their energy levels
In addition to these you can : listen and sing to your favourite music, chat with your friends, small a cinnamon stick, watch funny you tube videos, sit up straight on your desk-chair, power nap.